Thursday, November 7, 2013

Marianne Teräs presented at ACHE-OTT Fall Colloquium

Dr. Marianne Teräs, Researcher at the Center of Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE), University of Helsinki (Finland), conducted a presentation entitled, ”Developmental Work Research - How to combine scientific inquiry, practical development work and learning?” on November 6, 2013 in EDU 155. Her presentation was co-sponsored by the Department of Adult, Career and Higher Education (ACHE) and the Alfa Gamma Chapter of the Omicron Tau Theta (OTT).

Dr. Teräs holds a doctorate in Developmental Work Research and Adult Education and she is currently a Co-Principal Investigator of the project “Opening Pathways to Competence and Employment for Immigrants” funded by the Finnish Academy. She focuses on transition phases e.g. from primary to secondary education or from secondary education to work. What are the helping and hindering factors, and what kinds of needs and hopes does young people with immigration background have? Furthermore, how different actors, who work with them, see young peoples’ future? These are some of the questions at the core her research agenda.

Her presentation was part of the Fall 2003 Colloquium Series organized by the ACHE department and the OTT’s Alpha Gamma Chapter at USF. OTT is the premier professional honorary graduate society in career and technical education. Established in 1976, the goal of OTT is to acknowledge the achievement of graduate students, professional educators, business leaders, and industry and government partners in career and technical education. The Alpha Gamma Chapter at USF was registered in November 2012.