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  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)

    00014

    Finland

1984 …2023
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

 

Dr. Jari Lavonen is a Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is a director of National Teacher Education Forum and member of the steering committee of the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre. He is a visiting professor at the Michigan State University and University of Johannesburg. He has been researching science and technology education and teacher education for the last 31 years and his main research interests are science and technology teaching and learning, curriculum development, teacher education and use of ICT in education. He has published altogether 150 refereed scientific papers in journals and books, 140 other articles and 160 books for either science teacher education or for science education. He has been active in international consulting, for example, involving the renewal of teacher education for example in Norway, Peru and South Africa.

 

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Science education
  • Motivation
  • curriculum research

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

Publications 1984 2019

A comparison of student teacher learning from practice in university-affiliated schools in Helsinki and Johannesburg

Lavonen, J., Henning, E., Petersen, N., Loukomies, A. & Myllyviita, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : European Journal of Teacher Education. 42, 1, p. 4-18 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Adopting ideas from current Nordic teacher education strategies to initial science teacher education

Lavonen, J., 2019, In : Journal of Baltic Science Education. 18, 4, p. 488-489 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

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An international collaborative investigation of beginning seventh grade students' understandings of scientific inquiry: Establishing a baseline

Lederman, J., Lederman, N., Bartels, S., Jimenez, J., Akubo, M., Aly, S., Bao, C., Blanquet, E., Blonder, R., Soares de Andrade, M. B., Buntting, C., Cakir, M., EL-Deghaidy, H., ElZorkani, A., Gaigher, E., Guo, S., Hakanen, A., Hamed Al-Lal, S., Han-Tosunoglu, C., Hattingh, A. & 30 others, Hume, A., Irez, S., Kay, G., Kivilcan Dogan, O., Kremer, K., Kuo, P-C., Lavonen, J., Lin, S-F., Liu, C., Liu, E., Liu, S-Y., Lv, B., Mamlok-Naaman, R., McDonald, C., Neumann, I., Pan, Y., Picholle, E., Rivero Garcia, A., Rundgren, C-J., Santibanez-Gomez, D., Saunders, K., Schwartz, R., Voitle, F., von Gyllenpalm, J., Wei, F., Wishart, J., Wu, Z., Xiao, H., Yalaki, Y. & Zhou, Q., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 56, 4, p. 486-515 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Change in First Graders’ Science-Related Competence Beliefs During Digitally Intensive Science Workshops

Loukomies, A., Juuti, K., Lavonen, J. & Salmela-Aro, K., 2019, Bridging Research and Practice in Science Education: Selected Papers from the ESERA 2017 Conference. McLoughlin, E., Finlayson, O. E., Erduran, S. & Childs, P. E. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 285-299 14 p. (Contributions from Science Education Research; no. 6).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 1994 2023

Activities 2005 2020

Turun yliopiston opettajankoulutuslaitoksen Turun yksikkö (External organisation)

Jari Lavonen (Board member)
3 Jan 2020

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Springer (Publisher)

Jari Lavonen (Reviewer)
Sep 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

South African Journal of Childhood Education (Journal)

Jari Lavonen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Evaluation of the Scientific Expertise of KT/PeD Pekka Räihä for a position of a docent in pedagogy. Åbo Akademi (Event)

Jari Lavonen (Board member)
2019

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

1st Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Education: Future of Learning and Teaching. 22 November 2019.

Jari Lavonen (Speaker: Keynote)
20 Nov 2019

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

Press / Media

Interview in Ceska televise in Udalosti, komentare (41st minute).

Jari Lavonen

28/05/2019

1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

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Interview in Gangtok TV

Jari Lavonen

05/12/2017

1 item of Media coverage

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Interview in El Comercio

Jari Lavonen

05/03/2017

1 item of Media coverage

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INterview to Al Jazeera 27.9.2016

Jari Lavonen

27/09/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media