Artist: Sirkku Mäenpää from the work "Ensimmäinen, toinen ja kolmas yritys / First, second, third try".
Photo: Milla Martikainen


Mira Kallio-Tavin works as a senior university lecturer of international art education at Aalto University. She has worked as an art educator in comprehensive schools, upper secondary, and higher education. In her current position she has introduced and employed international approaches to Finnish art education. Her research area focuses on questions of diversity, social justice, embodiment and disability studies, and on the relationship of education and gaming. She is working actively in an international research group, looking at young people non/informal visual activities. She has developing arts-based research methodology within social contexts and in relation to the questions of dialogue, community, ethics and philosophy of education. She is the chair of the Finnish InSEA (International Society for Education through Art), and chair of the international Master’s degree program Nordic Visual studies and Art education, NoVA.

mira.kallio-tavin@aalto.fi