Dr. Kai Markus Talvio

Chair, Department of Teacher Education; Associate Professor


PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Helsinki, 2015 MAEd, Education, University of Helsinki, 1991

Dr. Markus Talvio has over 30 years’ experience in education. He was the first faculty member of the Sharjah Education Academy and also serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki, where he also served as a senior lecturer prior to his appointment at SEA. Dr. Talvio has a rich experience as supervision for doctoral, masters, and bachelors research projects.

With an impressive publication record of over 30 papers, Dr. Talvio, through his firm, Training & Consulting Talvio Inc., has been a prolific speaker around the world. Having conducted over 50 workshops on social and emotional learning in over 10 countries, Dr. Talvio combines his deep practitioner experience as a former teacher with his multi-methodological research on teacher training interventions and student learning environments. Research interests include: modern educational psychology, pedagogical thinking, and social and emotional learning.

Recent Publications

Talvio, M., & Rainio, A. (2023). Teacher-Students’ Learning to Teach Phenomenon-Based Learning Projects. In INTED 2023 Proceedings (pp. 1052-1058). (INTED proceedings). International Academy of Technology, Education and Development.

Talvio, M., Makkonen, J., Hietajärvi, L., & Lonka, K. (2022). The Benefits of a Social and Emotional Learning Program for Norwegian Teachers. In A. Güneyli, & F. Silman (Eds.), ICEEPSY 2022: Education and Educational Psychology: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY 2022), 06-08 October, 2022, Madrid, Spain (1 ed., Vol. 3, pp. 1-14). [1] (European Proceedings of International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology).

Talvio, M., & Lonka, K. (Eds.). (2021). International Approaches to Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in Schools: A Framework for Developing Teaching Strategy. Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Dr. Kai Markus Talvio

Dr. Kai Markus Talvio

Associate Professor - Program Chair (PGDE)