Marjaana Kangas

University Researcher (Ph. D)

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Marjaana Kangas, (Ph.D) is Teacher Educator and University Researcher at University of Lapland. Kangas holds a title of Docent of Playful and Game-Based Learning in the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at University of Jyväskylä. She is a forerunner of the research on playful learning in pre and primary education in Finland, and a co-developer of a “playful learning environment”, an innovative play and game-based learning environment designed for 21st century learning. Her doctoral dissertation "The School of the Future: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches for Creative and Playful Learning Environments" was awarded in 2012. She has worked in many innovative research projects focusing on the best practices for the future schools, playful and game-based pedagogy, children´s agency and wellbeing, among others.