Salmela-Aro’s research work on children’s and young people’s learning and well-being has been very successful and significant and continuously yielded results in current topics.
The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters has granted scientific and teaching awards to seven meritorious persons, for an amount of over €100,000.
The most distinguished award, Professor E.J. Nyström’s prize (€30,000) is awarded to academy professor Katariina Salmela-Aro for her very successful and significant research on children’s and young people’s learning and well-being.
Salmela-Aro works as an academy professor at the University of Helsinki. Her fields of science are educational sciences and psychology. In the FLUX project, she is the leader of the work package 2 which studies psychosocial factors driving fertility and family dynamics.
“Salmela-Aro’s research work has continuously yielded results in current topics, such as the use of artificial intelligence in learning and the effects of the corona pandemic on students’ and young people’s school fatigue and participation,” The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters states.