• PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)

    00014

    Finland

  • Finland

20062022

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research deals with learning, teaching and communication of contemporary science and technology in

  • secondary and primary schools
  • teacher education
  • out-of-school and informal learning environments.

In my current research I connect science learning to agency, futures-thinking and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and work also with the concepts of authenticity and relevance of science education, and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in school contexts. I have studied such aspects of scientific and technological literacy and public engagement in several societally relevant fields of science and innovation, such as nanotechnology and climate change. I've been involved in the following EU-funded projects:

My teaching (as University lecturer in Didactics of Physics in the Dept. of Education, Univ. of Helsinki) includes courses and supervision for pre-service secondary school (subject) teachers, pre-service primary school (class) teachers, and in-service teachers.

I co-operate in various projects related science education, science communication and public engagement in the context of the LUMA centre.

External positions

Visiting postdoctoral researcher, Univ Bologna, University of Bologna

Jan 2016Jun 2016

Visiting postdoctoral researcher, LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR DIE PÄDAGOGIK DER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN AN DER UNIVERSITÄT KIEL - IPN

1 Sep 201231 Dec 2012

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Science education
  • Futures Studies
  • Physics education research
  • Teacher education
  • informal learning
  • Science Communication
  • digital learning
  • education for sustainability
  • Global education
  • 114 Physical sciences

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.