1984 …2023
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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.

 

Keywords

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

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

Publications 1984 2019

21st century competencies in the Chinese science curriculum

Wang, Y., Lavonen, J. M. J. & Tirri, K. A. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Nordic-Chinese Intersections on Education . Du, X. Y., Liu, H. Q., Jensen, A. A. & Dervin, F. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

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

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

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., Bao, C., Blanquet, E., Blonder, R., de Andrade, M. B. S., Cakir, M., Deghaidy, H. EL., ElZorkani, A., Gaigher, E., Guo, S., Hakanen, A., Al‐Lal, S. H., Han‐Tosunoglu, C., Hattingh, A., Hume, A., Irez, S. & 6 othersKay, G., Dogan, O. K., Kremer, K., Kuo, PC., Lavonen, J. M. J. & Lin, SF., 2019, In : Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Science classroom activities and student situational engagement

Inkinen, J., Klager, C., Schneider, B., Juuti, K., Krajcik, J., Lavonen, J. & Salmela-Aro, K., 2019, In : International Journal of Science Education. 41, 3, p. 316-329 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A Finnish model of teacher education informs a South African one: A teaching school as a pedagogical laboratory

Loukomies, A., Petersen, N. & Lavonen, J., 13 Jun 2018, In : South African Journal of Childhood Education. 8, 1, 11 p., 593.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 1994 2023

Activities 2005 2019

Evaluation of the PhD thesis manuscript by Francois Naude, University of Johannesburg. South-Africa

Jari Lavonen (Supervisor)
2019

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Itä-Suomen yliopisto (External organisation)

Jari Lavonen (Board member)
3 Mar 2019

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Journal of Baltic Science Education (Journal)

Jari Lavonen (Reviewer)
13 Apr 2018

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

Barbara Schneider

Jari Lavonen (Host)
21 Jan 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education (Journal)

Jari Lavonen (Reviewer)
31 May 2018

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

Press / Media

Interview in Gangtok TV

Jari Matti Juhani Lavonen

05/12/2017

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview in El Comercio

Jari Matti Juhani Lavonen

05/03/2017

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

INterview to Al Jazeera 27.9.2016

Jari Matti Juhani Lavonen

27/09/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview at La República

Jari Matti Juhani Lavonen

17/11/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media