Senior Researcher Petteri Laihonen, University of Jyväskylä, serves as the JYU PI for the project ‘A European multilingual citizen science research project in co-located schools in Finland and Italy’, funded by the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland. He represented JYU as a researcher in the Erasmus+ Key Action, Strategic Partnerships for higher education: ‘TRANSLANGEDUROM – Translanguaging for Equal Opportunities: Speaking Romani at School’, and in the project ‘Nordic Basic Schools as Past, Present and Future Sites for Solving the Challenges of Making Diverse Inclusive Knowledge-Based Societies’ funded by the Future Challenges in the Nordics research program. In the FORTHEM alliance, he serves as a lab contact person for the Multilingualism in School and Higher Education Lab. Laihonen has received over 1M€ external funding. He has extended reviewing experience, including several Marie Skłodowska-Curie calls. Laihonen has been nominated as the National Expert for Finland for PISA 2025 FLA by the OECD in March 2023. His research has focused on qualitative studies of multilingual learning environments which include minority languages. Most recently, Laihonen has been developing extreme citizen science methods.

Academic interests:

Citizen Science, Minority languages, Participatory research, Language Policy research

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