Project Details

Description

Preserving biodiversity is crucial for a sustainable future. The challenge is that nature is perceived as distinct from human beings and nature experiences are marginal, undermining the perception of biodiversity and understanding its significance. In this research project biodiversity education will be studied in the framework of science and sustainability education. The project will explore how knowledge, skills, and nature experiences are connected with observing and learning from biodiversity observations. Mixed-methods approach including eye-tracking will be used to explore how researchers, teachers and students observe and discuss about biodiversity and sustainability in various learning situations and environments, such as in gaming and citizen science. We will also investigate how learning-relevant observations are made in social interaction and what kind of meanings the participants give to their learning experiences, biodiversity and sustainability.The project will provide new insights into the challenges of observational learning and develop teaching aiming to more comprehensive understanding and experience of biodiversity.
AcronymBSSE
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/2017 → …

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Biodiversity education
  • Biology education
  • science education
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Outdoor education
  • MIxed method
  • Video research
  • Eye Tracking

Projects

Research Output

  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Other articles

Fieldwork-Orientated Biology Teachers' Views on Outdoor Education

Kervinen, A., Uitto, A. & Juuti, K., 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. 1305-1313 9 p.

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

Open Access

How fieldwork-oriented biology teachers establish formal outdoor education practices

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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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.

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

Open Access

Activities

Gregor Torkar

Anna Uitto (Host)
4 Feb 202014 Feb 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Meng-Tzu Cheng

Anna Uitto (Host)
15 Feb 202031 Jan 2021

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

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