Academic Research

The development of materials to support the work of teachers and educators was based on a review of the literature on the subject of student engagement and its impact on academic learning and reducing school absenteeism. The university of Jyväskylä was particularly involved in this effort, analysing the research to date on the subject of student engagement. In this regard, the All-in Ed team revisited various models that analyse student engagement, basing all its work and the production of teaching materials on the following theoretical framework:

● Ainscow, M. (2020). “Inclusion and equity in education: Making sense of global challenges”. In Prospects, 49, 123-34. Based in Ainscow,
M., Booth, T. and Dyson, A. (2006) Improving Schools, Developing Inclusion.
● Cooper, P., & Jacobs, B. (2011). From inclusion to engagement: Helping students engage with schooling through policy and practice.
Wiley Blackwell.
● Finn, J. D., & Zimmer, K. S. (2012). “Student engagement: What is it? Why does it matter?” In S. L. Christenson, A. L. Reschly & C. Wylie
(Eds.), Handbook of research on student engagement (pp. 97–131). New York: Springer.
● Hamre, B. K., Pianta, R. C., Downer, J. T., DeCoster, J., Mashburn, A. J., Jones, S. M., Hamagami, A. (2013). “Teaching through Interactions:
Testing a Developmental Framework of Teacher Effectiveness in over 4,000 Classrooms”. In The Elementary School Journal, 113(4),


In addition to all the pedagogical work carried out by the All-in Ed team, academic research was also conducted,  which involved not only reviewing of literature on the subject under study, but also developing academic studies on the relationship between student engagement, school absenteeism and motivation for academic learning.

This work resulted in research by students of the Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland:

-Hosiaisluoma, Paula & Luomaniemi, Laura 2023: Engaging school practices and teachers’ emotional support for students’ school engagement in European schools. Master’s thesis in Special Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä


-Huuhtanen, Ada 2023: School Engagement — How Teachers Are Increasing Their Students’ Engagement. Bachelor thesis in Special Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä.    (summary)