Rönkkö, Marja Leena

University of Turku

Marja-Leena Rönkkö, PhD, is a professor of craft, design, and technology education at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku. Her research centres on the importance of design and crafting, emphasizing cultures integrative approaches to crafting instruction for all age groups. Additionally, she has a keen interest in clothing and knitting research, motivated by her desire to advance pedagogical methods and deepen our understanding of various crafting.


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    Introduction People across all cultures and stages of life have an innate need to create, as demonstrated by the practice of craft-making. Crafting combines skilled handwork and intellectual creativity to produce functional or artistic items. It has been handed down through generations and encompasses a wide range of activities, including knitting, crocheting, quilting, woodwork,...Read more