Erno Lehtinen

Erno Lehtinen

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Erno Lehtinen received his M. A. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Turku and has been on the faculty of education at the University since 1995, receiving a promotion to the rank of professor in 1999.  From 1998 through 2000, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Regensburg (Germany), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) Simon Fraser University (Canada), the University of Pittsburg (USA), and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).  

He has published more than 300 scientific articles, made more than 250 presentations at scientific conferences, and given more than 100 invited addresses.  His research interests include computer supported collaboration in the development of powerful learning environments, problem and case based learning in technology-assisted environments, conceptual change in mathematics, early development of number concept and mathematical thinking, and motivation and metacognition in different learning environments.


Educational Science, University of Turku; 1984


Kainulainen, M. McMullen, J., Laakkonen, E. & Lehtinen, E. (2017).  Early developmental trajectories towards the concept of rational numbers. Cognition and Instruction, 35(1), 4-19.


Torbeyns, J., Lehtinen, E. & Elen, E. (2015).(Eds.) Research on serious games: Descriptions and findings. New York: Springer.


Hannula-Sormunen, M., Lehtinen, E., & Räsänen, P. (2015). Preschool Children’s Spontaneous Focusing on Numerosity, Subitizing and Counting Skills as Predictors of their Mathematical Performance 7 Years Later at School. Mathematical Thinking and Learning 17(2-3), 155-177.


Lehtinen, E., Hakkarainen, K. & Palonen, T. (2014). Understanding Learning for the Professions: How theories of learning explain coping with rapid change. In S. Billett, C. Harteis H. Gruber (Eds). International Handbook of Research in Professional Practice-based Learning (199-224). New York: Springer.


Rehl, M., Palonen, T., Lehtinen, E. & Gruber, H. (2014). Experts in science: Investigations on visibility in research communities. Talent Development and Excellence. 6(1).


Contact Information

University of Turku
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