Pre-lesson - Visit - Post-study: learnng repeated in Finland

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific


    Every autumn in Finland 120 student teachers participate in the two-day course Integrative Science Education Course at the Finnish Science Centre Heureka. The course highlights the role of learning in informal contexts uses the Pre-visit – Visit – Post-visit –model as a pedagogical approach. The three-step model is a research-based pedagogical tool for teachers to be utilised, for example, in pursuance of planning science centre or natural museum visits. The course integrates different natural sciences in a way that promotes an active learning process and intrinsic motivation. The course consists of the following parts: introductory lecture, laboratory workshops, science theatre shows, augmented reality workshops, and Heureka Classics exhibitions. The pedagogical model used in planning the lesson plans is the three-visit model. Teachers can either use the lesson plans in their own teaching, or to design new lesson plans and upload them to the portal. The software of the OSR portal guides a teacher to use the three-step model in the planning, so the lesson plans get a pedagogically meaningful content for the science centres or museums.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationImplementing Inquiry beyond the School
    EditorsHannu Salmi, Arja Kaasinen, Veera Kallunki
    Number of pages5
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherThe Fibonacci Project
    Publication date2012
    ISBN (Print)978-952-10-8519-2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-952-10-8520-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeB2 Book chapter

    Fields of Science

    • 516 Educational sciences

    Cite this

    Salmi, H., Kallunki, V., & Kaasinen, A. (2012). Pre-lesson - Visit - Post-study: learnng repeated in Finland. In H. Salmi, A. Kaasinen, & V. Kallunki (Eds.), Implementing Inquiry beyond the School (pp. 32-36). The Fibonacci Project.