Janika Leoste is an analyst in the Center of Excellence in Educational Innovation and a PhD student. As a robotics teacher-trainer for the last four years, Janika has been educating thousands of teachers about more than ten educational robotics platforms. In a experimental study lasting one school-year with more than 2000 students, she investigates, how educational robotics can be implemented in math lessons, and what are the teachers’ and students’ attitudes towards educational robotics as a learning tool.
Kadi Georg is a graduate of the Teach for Estonia programme and has worked as an English language and literature teacher for many years. Kadi is now working at Tallinn University as a general didactics lecturer for teacher education and development manager of teacher education practice programme. Her interests are in teacher education, student motivation and learner supportive teaching.
Merlin Linde has studied psychology and educational sciences in Estonia, Finland and South Korea. Merlin is now working at Tallinn University’s Centre for Innovation in Education as a project manager and is in charge of coordinating subject didactics’ research and development projects, as well as teaching educational psychology and innovation courses. Her interests are in teacher education, evidence-based educational innovation and supporting student learning and development.
Triin Ulla is a graduate of the Teach for Estonia programme and has worked as a history and civics teacher for many years. Triin is now working at Tallinn University as a general didactics lecturer for teacher education, and is active as teacher trainer and mentor for the PAX GBG methodology. Her interests are in teacher education, inclusive and learner supportive teaching.
Reet Sillavee has graduated from Educational Management programme and is now working with Educational Innovation and Leadership programme by both facilitating the administrative side and teaching on some of the courses.