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Name: Jari Lavonen

Occupation: Head of the Department 2010-, Professor in Physics and Chemistry Education 2003 -, Docent 2001 –

Campus Address: Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 9, FIN-00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, FINLAND
+ 358 9 191 29635 (work); + 358 50 415 5317 (gsm)
Jari.Lavonen@Helsinki.Fi (e-mail)

I am a full Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland and currently working as a head of the department and a director of the Finnish Graduate School for Research in Science and Mathematics education. I have been a president of the Finnish Association for Research on Teaching of Mathematics and Science. My main research interests are science and technology teaching and learning, science teacher education and ICT use in science and technology education. I have participated in several European Union research projects. Altogether I have published together with other researchers 180 scientific papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books, 80 general articles and 150 books for science teacher education or for science education at school.

History:
1.1.1985–28.2.1987, Full-time teacher in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry [päätoiminen tuntiopettaja], University Teacher Training School [Helsingin II normaalikoulu],
1.3.1987–31.7.1992, Lecturer in Physics and Chemistry [Fysiikan ja kemian lehtori], University Teacher Training School [Helsingin II normaalikoulu],
1.8.1992–31.7.1995, Deputy Senior Lecturer in Science (physics and chemistry) education, University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education,
1.8.1995–31.7.1996, Full time researcher, University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education,
1.8.1996–31.7.1998, Senior Lecturer in Science (physics and chemistry) education (full time), University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education,
1.8.1998 –, 30.7.2003 Senior Lecturer in Science (physics and chemistry) education, University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education,
30.7.2001 –, Docent in Science and Technology Education [Luonnontieteiden didaktiikan ja teknologiakasvatuksen dosentti], University of Helsinki
1.8.2003 –, Professor in Physics and Chemistry Education, University of Helsinki

1.1.2007 –, Director of the Finnish Graduate School for Research in Science and Mathematics education.
1.1.2010 – Head of the Department of Teacher Education

Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. 6. Miten suomalainen koulu valmistaa tulevaisuuteen?

    Multisilta, J., Niemi, H. & Lavonen, J. M. J. 2014 Rajaton luokkahuone. Niemi, H. & Multisilta, J. (eds.). PS-kustannus, p. 286-298

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  2. Finland

    Lavonen, J. & Reinikainen, P. 2014 Issues in Upper Secondary Science Education: Comparative Perspectives. Vlaardingerbroek, B. & Taylor, N. (eds.). New York: Macmillan, p. 83-102 20 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  3. Innovatiivinen koulu

    Lavonen, J., Korhonen, T., Kukkonen, M. & Sormunen, K. 2014 Rajaton luokkahuone. Niemi, H. & Multisilta, J. (eds.). Jyväskylä: PS-kustannus, p. 86-113 27 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyB2 Contribution to book/other compilations (non-refereed)

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Latest activities

  1. Associate Professor Katerina Plakitsi

    Jari Matti Juhani Lavonen (Host), 23.01.2014

    Activity: International Mobility: Hosted VisitsAcademic visit at UH

  2. Professor Miquel Martinez Martin, University of Barcelona

    Jari Matti Juhani Lavonen (Host), 04.02.201407.02.2014

    Activity: International Mobility: Hosted VisitsAcademic visit at UH

  3. Evaluation of the competence of Dr. Meyvant Thorolfsson for a position of an associate professor

    Jari Matti Juhani Lavonen (Expert), University of Iceland, 22.02.2014

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksAssessment of candidates for academic posts

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