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  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • teacher education, teacher professional development
  • science education (e.g. non-formal learning in LUMA activities)
  • chemistry education (e.g. education for sustainable education, modern technology, inquiry and integrated education)

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

Publications 1988 2019

Project-Based Learning (PBL) in Practise: Active Teachers' Views of Its' Advantages And Challenges

Aksela, M. K. & Haatainen, O. M., 2019, 5th International STEM in Education Conference Proceedings: Integrated Education for the Real World . Queensland University of Technology

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Low-achieving students' attitudes towards learning chemistry and chemistry teaching methods

Kousa, P., Kavonius, R. & Aksela, M., 1 Apr 2018, In : Chemistry education research and practice. 19, 2, p. 431-441 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Nature of Science in Students’ Conceptions of Scientists: A pilot study of an “Act a Scientist -Test”

Turkka, J. S., Kaul, M. & Aksela, M. K., 18 Dec 2018, Re-Searching Science Education: Same Issues from Different Lenses. Teo, T. W., Tan, K. S., Tan, H. K., Goh, S. F. & Yeoh, L. W. (eds.). Singapore: National Institute of Education, p. 136-154 19 p. 9. (Proceedings of the International Science Education Conference; vol. 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Open Access

Projects 1999 2021

Matematiikan opetuksen ja oppimisen täydennyskoulutusohjelma 2018-2019

Aksela, M., Hietakymi-Sandberg, E., Sundqvist, I., Hannula, M., Huotilainen, M., Löfström, E., Aaltonen, M., Jansson, S. A., Öz, M., Larionova, M., Jyrinsalo, A. K., Helsten, L., Kangas, J., Hirvonen, M., Ekstam, U., Tuohilampi, L., Koponen, M. & Portaankorva-Koivisto, P.


Project: Other project

MOOC research project

Aksela, M., Halonen, J. & Kaul, M.

01/12/2015 → …

Project: Research project


Global Best Award (Serie: STEM in Europe)

Maija Aksela (Recipient), Anette Markula (Recipient) & Outi Maria Haatainen (Recipient), 19 Oct 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Global Best Awards 2008 -kunniamaininta: LUMA-keskustoiminta

Maija Aksela (Recipient), 3 Sep 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Hopeinen ansiomerkki

Maija Aksela (Recipient), 1995

Prize: Prizes and awards

J.V.Snellmannin tiedonjulkistamispalkinto

Maija Aksela (Recipient), 26 Mar 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1995 2019

A member of Finnish National Comission for UNESCO

Maija Katariina Aksela (Participant)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Maija Katariina Aksela (Visiting researcher)
8 Oct 201716 Oct 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

LUMA Centre Finland (External organisation)

Maija Aksela (Chair)
2014 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Press / Media

Kemia kiehtoo keittiössä - uutta materiaalia opetukseen

Maija Aksela


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Digiloikkaan koneilla ja kokeiluilla

Maija Aksela


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kemianluokka Gadolin viisi vuotta

Maija Aksela


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Millennium Youth Course 2015 -MOOC valaisee kestävän energian teemoja

Maija Aksela


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media