Jari Lavonen

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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)

                      Mr. Jari Lavonen, Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education
Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland

Jari Lavonen is a full professor of physics and chemistry education (2003-) in the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland. He is also head of the department (2009-). From 2005 to 2009, he was director of the Finnish Graduate School for Research in Science and Mathematics Education and from 2002 to 2007 was president of the Finnish Association for Research on Teaching of Mathematics and Science.

Since 1985, professor Lavonen has worked in primary and secondary teacher education and in-service teacher training projects (lecturer and senior lecturer 1985-2002). He has developed and taught numerous courses on teaching and assessment methods in science and technology education. In particular, he has developed methods for using information and communication technologies (ICT) in science and technology education and in teacher education and has written curriculum materials for curriculum development and teaching and assessment methods.

His main research interests lie in science and technology teaching and learning, science teacher education and ICT use in science and technology education. He has participated in several European Union research projects as a principal investigator. He has published, together with other researchers, 142 scientific papers in refereed journals and scholarly books, 129 other articles, and 166 books for either science teacher education or for science education. Professor Lavonen has been a director (PI) of 18 research projects with external research funding, and he has supervised 19 PhD theses.

Professor Lavonen has been active in the international research community. From 2005 to 2010, he was one of the main organisers of a Nordic doctoral training program funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, and from 2007 to 2011, he was the organiser of an international graduate school program (Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia and the Netherlands) of science education research.  He has also been one of the main actors in the program Improving Teachers’ In-Service Training in Higher Education in Peru, which is a development project carried out in cooperation with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the University of Helsinki. He is currently working on seven editorial boards of international journals and has organised several international conferences. He has been active in international consulting, for example, involving the renewal of teacher education in Norway, Malta, Catalonia and South Africa, and he has evaluated PhD education and research activities in several countries.

 

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
https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/en/persons/jari-matti-juhani-l(27d1fa4b-3699-4f14-a4ac-96f69bc6b34e).html


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

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Latest publications

  1. Pisara. 3, Ympäristöoppi

    Cantell, H., Jutila, H., Laiho, H., Lavonen, J., Pekkala, E. & Saari, H. Jan 2015 Helsinki: Sanoma Pro . 128 p.

    Publication: Book/anthologyD5 Text book or professional handbook or guidebook or dictionary

  2. Pisara. 3, Ympäristöoppi: Opettajan materiaali

    Cantell, H., Jutila, H., Laiho, H., Lavonen, J., Pekkala, E. & Saari, H. Jan 2015 Helsinki: Sanoma Pro . 218 p.

    Publication: Book/anthologyD5 Text book or professional handbook or guidebook or dictionary

  3. Pisara. 3, Ympäristöoppi: Tehtäväkirja

    Cantell, H., Jutila, H., Laiho, H., Lavonen, J., Pekkala, E. & Saari, H. Jan 2015 Helsinki: Sanoma Pro . 111 p.

    Publication: Book/anthologyD5 Text book or professional handbook or guidebook or dictionary

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Latest activities

  1. Evaluation of a manuscript submitted to the Science Education International (SEI)

    Jari Lavonen (Reviewer), 2100

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Leadership and adoption of Innovations. Bett Exhibition. London. Great Britain.

    Jari Lavonen (Speaker: Keynote), 23 Jan 2017

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Visit to the University of Malta

    Jari Lavonen (Visiting lecturer), 5 Jan 20159 Jan 2015

    Activity: International Mobility: VisitsAcademic visit to other institution

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Latest projects

  1. FINNABLE - Innovative school

    Lavonen, J., Korhonen, T., Kukkonen, M. & Sormunen, K.

    01/03/2013 → …

    Project: Research project

  2. OPTEK

    Lavonen, J., Krzywacki, H. & Korhonen, T.

    01/01/201030/01/2012

    Project: Research project

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