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Description of research and teaching

Anna Uitto is the professor in biology education and the director of the research group focusing on biology education and the education for sustainable development (ESD). Anna Uitto is the docent in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, where Baltic Sea ecology is her research area. After pedagogical studies she started to work as university lecturer in the Faculty of Educational Sciences. She was appointed as the professor in biology education in 2014. She is the director of the studies in biology education in the candidate and master levels in the SEDUCE doctoral programme in the Faculty of Education. She is the member of the steering group of the Science Education Centre (LumA) in the University of Helsinki and in the Faculty of Education she leads a research and development projects, which are parts of the activities of the LUMA Centre Finland. Currently she is the member of the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS). Also, she is a member in the research coordination group in the SIRENE network. She has published numerous scientific articles on biology education, science education and ESD as well as Baltic Sea ecology in scientific journals, conference publications and book chapters. Some of her research projects have been financed by the Academy of Finland and by the foundations supporting scientific research. Her current research interests are inquiry-based learning (IBL), conceptual learning, gene education and socio-scientific issues in biology education, out-of-school learning environments and the use of mobile gaze tracking in studying learnign in nature environments, as well as sustainability education especially the role of school culture in ESD. Currently she has research and development projects in the secondary school on digital gaming and inquiry approach in  outdoor education. Besides research, she has published learning material for teacher education and science education for schools.

Education/Academic qualification

Hydrobiologia, Dosentti

Filosofian tohtori

Keywords

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Biology education
  • Science education
  • Sustainability education
  • 118 Biological sciences
  • Ecology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1990 2019

How fieldwork-oriented biology teachers establish formal outdoor education practices

Kervinen, A., Uitto, A. & Juuti, K., 2018, In : Journal of Biological Education.

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Inquiry in Outdoor Education — A Case Study in Primary School Science

Uitto, A. & Nordstöm, T., 2018, Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2017 Conference. Research, Practice and Collaboration in Science Education. Dublin, Ireland: Dublin City University: Part 9: Strand 9. Environmental, health and outdoor science education (co-ed. Albert Zeyer & Marianne Achiam). Finlayson, O. E., McLoughlin, E., Erduran, S. & Childs, P. (eds.). Dublin, Ireland: Dublin City University , p. 1314-1320 7 p.

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Open Access

Participatory school experiences as facilitators for adolescents' ecological behavior

Uitto, A., Boeve-de Pauw, J. & Saloranta, S., Sep 2015, In : Journal of Environmental Psychology. 43, p. 55–65 11 p., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.05.007.

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Subject Teachers as Educators for Sustainability: A Survey Study

Uitto, A. & Saloranta, S., 2017, In : Education Sciences. 2017, 7,8, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2002 2020

Activities 1996 2019

The 2019 ESERA conference in Bologna, Italy, August 26-30, 2019.

Anna Uitto (Speaker: Presenter)
26 Aug 201931 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

9th Biennal Conference of EARLI SIG1 Assessment and Evaluation. Large-scale assessment.

Anna Uitto (Speaker)
29 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

European Researchers in Didactics of Biology ERIDOB 2018: XII Conference of European Researchers in Didactics of Biology Zaragoza, Spain.

Anna Uitto (Speaker: Presenter)
2 Jul 20186 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

NARST, 2017 Annual International Conference. Invited symposium

Anna Uitto (Speaker: Chair)
22 Apr 201725 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Ainedidaktinen symposium 2019 Helsinki

Anna Uitto (Speaker: Chair)
8 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Kaupalliset geenitestit lupaavat paljon – pitäisikö uskoa?

Anna Uitto & Tuomas Aivelo

01/06/2018

1 media contribution

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Opiskelijat opettajina -hanke

Anna Uitto

16/04/2019

1 media contribution

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Opetussuunnitelma rajaa opettajan vapautta

Anna Uitto

01/12/2008

1 media contribution

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