Juliene Madureira Ferreira
Assistant Professor (tenure track), Education
Faculty of Education and Culture | Education
City Centre Campus
Juliene Madureira Ferreira works as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and Culture at Tampere University, and currently leads the subgroup Child Development and Diverse Needs in Early Years in the ECEPP research group. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Developmental Psychology) from São Paulo University in 2017, and her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Tampere at the end of 2018, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship also at Tampere University. Before arriving at TAU, she worked as a teacher and educational psychologist at the Department of Educational Psychology of the Teacher Training School of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil (2010-2017). Juliene Ferreira coordinated the administrative, academic, and research activities in areas of Early Childhood Education and the First years of Elementary Education (2012-2015), as well as one of the Programs for Teacher Education in Special Education in the National Network for Teacher Education in Inclusive Education, organized by the Ministry of Education in Brazil (2009-2014).
In her research, Juliene investigates students’ sociability in challenging social interactions/contexts (e.g., when members of the group have significantly different developmental paths, or when groups discuss complex problem-solving strategies), analyzing how the diverse ways to establish intersubjectivity influence/impact peer learning. She is equally interested in how to improve teachers’ training, facilitating their learning to become more aware and equipped to support social interactions and collaborative learning in these challenging situations.