Dr. Kai Markus Talvio

Markus Talvio is an Associate Professor and Program Chair for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education program. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland having over 30 years of experience in the field of education. He served as a senior lecturer at the University of Helsinki from 2018-2021 responsible for training on interaction skills, group development and educational psychology in Finnish and English, pedagogy and educational psychology for Finnish and foreign students in the Faculty of Educational Sciences. He has provided supervision of two doctoral students and about 40 master and bachelor students. He has been responsible teacher for innovative flipped learning courses and their digitalization with the team on Educational Psychology since 2018. Markus has produced 29 international scientific publications and he has conducted altogether 40 presentations in international scientific conferences and events since 2008.

Since 2008, Markus has been the Managing Director, Koulutus ja työnohjaus Talvio Oy [Training and Consulting Talvio Inc.] providing administration, evaluating, consulting, and implementing social and emotional learning, student engagement, teambuilding and social interaction skills training worldwide. He has conducted over 50 workshops in over 10 countries (China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Spain, and Sweden).

• Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki, (2019)
• PhD in Educational Psychology, University of Helsinki (2015)
• MA, class teacher, University of Helsinki (1991)
• Supervisor of work, 60 credits Sep 8, 2003- May 13, 2005, The Institute of Social and Health Care of Espoo, Finland

Research Interests

Markus’ research is based on modern educational psychology and it is focused on teachers’ pedagogical thinking, social and emotional learning, overall wellbeing and exploring practices promoting them. For example, investigating the benefits of training interventions to teachers’ pedagogical thinking, learners and learning environment in multimethodological way is in the focus of his research interest.

Recent publications:
• Talvio, M., & Lonka, K. (Eds.) (2022). International Approaches to Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in Schools: A Framework for Developing Teaching Strategy. Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

• Berg, M., Talvio, M., Hietajärvi, L., Benitez, I., Cavioni, V., Conte, E., Cuadrado, F., Ferreira, M., Košir, M., Martinsone, B., Ornaghi, V., Raudiene, I., Šukyte, D., Talic, S., & Lonka, K. (2021). The Development of Teachers’ and Their Students’ Social and Emotional Learning During the “Learning to Be Project”-Training Course in Five European Countries. Frontiers in Psychology, 12(705336), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.705336

• Talvio, M., & Lonka, K. (2019). How to create a flourishing classroom? An intervention protocol for enhancing teachers’ social and emotional learning. In L. E. van Zyl, & S. Rothmann Sr. (Eds. ), Positive Psychological Intervention Design and Protocols for Multi-Cultural Contexts (pp 315-339). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20020-6_14

• Talvio, M., Hietajärvi, L., Matischek-Jauk, M., & Lonka, K. (2019). Do Lions Quest (LQ) workshops have systematic impact on teachers’ social and emotional learning (SEL)? Samples from nine different countries. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 17(2), 465-494. https://doi.org/10.25115/ejrep.v17i48.2166

Dr. Kai Markus Talvio

Dr. Kai Markus Talvio

Associate Professor - Program Chair (PGDE)