Marja Vauras, Finland
Dr. Marja Vauras is a Professor of education at the University of Turku. She works as a Dean of the Faculty of Education. Her fields of research are developmental and educational psychology, in particular, reading comprehension, mathematical word problem solving, metacognition, motivation, emotion and social interaction in learning, learning difficulties, CIT in remediation, educational interventions and learning environments.
Prof. Vauras has been a member of various national and international university councils and boards, and she has worked as a scientific expert in several committees. She has served for example as a Associated Editor (Learning and Instruction, from 2006), a member of the Editorial Board, and a reviewer in international journals. Prof. Vauras has published numerous scientific refereed international articles in journals and books. Furthermore, she has published tests, test manuals and training programs.
Sanna Järvelä, Finland
Dr. Sanna Järvelä is a Professor at the University of Oulu where she is leading the Educational Technology research unit. Prof. Järvelä's main research interests deal with motivation in contexts and self-regulated learning processes in both face-to-face and technology-based learning environments. She is especially interested in social and motivational processes in learning, shared understanding and computer supported collaborative learning, and to use qualitative, process-oriented methods to study these phenomena.
Prof. Järvelä has been an expert in different national and international expert commissions. She has published extensively scientific articles in international refereed journals as well chapters in books.
Stuart Karabenick, USA
Dr. Stuart Alan Karabenick is a Research Scientist in the Combined Program in Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan School of Education, and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. His research interests focus on motivation, social aspects of self-regulated learning, and cultural influences on learning and motivation. The current research includes motivation assessment in math and science, cognitive validity aspects of psychological assessment, creating adaptive culturally diverse learning environments, teachers? beliefs about the role of genetics, and cultural and religious correlates of epistemic authority in the Middle East.
Prof. Karabenick has published extensively in refereed journals and edited books. He is an Associate Editor of Learning and Instruction (EARLI), co-editor of the Advances in Motivation and Achievement series, and currently serves as coordinator of the EARLI Motivation and Emotion SIG.
Erno Lehtinen, Finland
Dr. Erno Lehtinen is a Professor of education at the University of Turku and currently a Vice Rector. His main research interests are networked expertise, computer supported collaboration in developing powerful learning environments, problem and case based learning in technology assisted environments, learning objects approach for developing educational technology, conceptual change in mathematics, early development of number concept and mathematical thinking, motivation and metacognition in different learning environments.
Prof. Lehtinen has worked as a scientific expert in several international and national committees, and he is involved in numerous scientific executives. He has served as an Editor, a Vice-editor and a Guest Editor in many scientific journalas (e.g. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, KASVATUS/Finnish Journal of Education, and International Journal of Educational Research since 1995). In addition, he is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals. He has extensively scientific publications. Furthermore he has been a President of the EARLI executive committee during the years 2001-2003.
Susan Nolen, USA
Dr. Susan Nolen is a Professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington and works as an Associate Director of Teacher Education. Her main research interest is in how motivation to learn develops over time in social contexts. Most of this work focuses on the perspectives of learners and teachers. Current projects include a case-based ethnography of the development of motivation and identity in teacher education contexts. A second interest is in assessment in schools, and the effects of various policies and practices on teacher and student motivation.
Prof. Nolen has published several articles in refereed journals and chapters in edited books. She has also been a Consulting Editor (of the Child Development and of the Journal of Educational Psychology) and a member of Editorial Board of international journals.
Simone Volet, Australia
Dr. Simone Volet is a Professor of educational psychology at the Murdoch University. Her research interests focus on the combination of sociocognitive and situative perspectives on learning and motivation, multi-dimensional and multi-level approaches to understanding learning in context, cognitive, motivational, emotional and social aspects of learning, as well as mixed research methodologies. She also has interests in sociocultural interpretations of transfer, metacognitive process-oriented instruction, and cultural psychology perspectives on learning. Her applied work is with university students, and incorporates issues related to teaching and learning across cultural-educational contexts.
Prof. Volet has published numerous articles in international refereed journals, chapters in edited books and she has given several invited international presentations. Furthermore, Prof. Volet has worked in editorial assignments in different journals (e.g. Associate Editor of the Learning and Instruction).