Sanna Ruhalahti

Dialogical learning community developer,
pedagogical learning process designer.

Welcome to my showcase ePortfolio where I share my research and teaching competence.

I currently work as a teacher educator and education developer at TAMK University of Applied Sciences. I´m a Doctor of Philosophy (the University of Lapland, Faculty of Education/ Media Pedagogy).
I have a varied background with a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and business competence, and over 25 years of working experience as a teacher.
Since 2007 I have been engaged in professional and vocational teacher education and have almost twenty years of experience in online and remote learning/teaching.
My professional passion as a teacher educator is deeper learning design, dialogical skills and learning communities, and digi pedagogical themes.

Current development and research interests are pedagogical learning design, dialogical skills, learning design, deep(er) learning evaluation and digital learning environments (incl. MOOCs, OERs, mLearning, PLEs, ePortfolios, digital badges). In addition, I´ve been keen to explore educators´ soft skills and knowledge.

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”

Leonardo Da Vinci

“She is a wonderful teacher who learns new methods as well as student-centred Approaches and especially showed us that we should teach with much love to our students.”
“I`ve learned so much with her. Particularly about myself, I have to be more participative, mainly in the speaking activities. “
“Her practice in the classroom is inspiring. For the first time in my life, I had the opportunity to work with Vygotsky from theoretical and practical aspects.”
“Presenter had a wonderful presence. Good balance of lecture, activity, and reflection. Thankful for reflection time.”