The project seeks to identify and test ways in which adolescents can find and cultivate significance in their lives, understood as perspectives and actions that connect the adolescents’ personal interests with activities and projects for a just and equitable world. This will be accomplished with the help of Change Laboratory interventions conducted in two schools.
The PI of the project is Professor Emeritus Yrjö Engeström. Other members of the research group are researcher Pauliina Rantavuori, postdoctoral researcher Piia Ruutu, and university researcher Maria Tapola-Haapala. The first Change Laboratory is conducted in the Pitäjänmäki school in Helsinki in the fall of 2020 with 8th grade students.