Jari Lavonen


Description of research and teaching


Dr. Jari Lavonen is a Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is a director of National Teacher Education Forum and member of the steering committee of the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre. He is a visiting professor at the Michigan State University and University of Johannesburg. He has been researching science and technology education and teacher education for the last 31 years and his main research interests are science and technology teaching and learning, curriculum development, teacher education and use of ICT in education. He has published altogether 150 refereed scientific papers in journals and books, 140 other articles and 160 books for either science teacher education or for science education. He has been active in international consulting, for example, involving the renewal of teacher education for example in Norway, Peru and South Africa.



Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. A comparison of student teacher learning from practice in university-affiliated schools in Helsinki and Johannesburg

    Lavonen, J., Henning, E., Petersen, N., Loukomies, A. & Myllyviita, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : European Journal of Teacher Education. 42, 1, p. 4-18 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Accepted/In press

    21st century competencies in the Chinese science curriculum

    Wang, Y., Lavonen, J. M. J. & Tirri, K. A. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Nordic-Chinese Intersections on Education . Du, X. Y., Liu, H. Q., Jensen, A. A. & Dervin, F. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  3. An international collaborative investigation of beginning seventh grade students' understandings of scientific inquiry: Establishing a baseline

    Lederman, J., Lederman, N., Bartels, S., Jimenez, J., Akubo, M., Bao, C., Blanquet, E., Blonder, R., de Andrade, M. B. S., Cakir, M., Deghaidy, H. EL., ElZorkani, A., Gaigher, E., Guo, S., Hakanen, A., Al‐Lal, S. H., Han‐Tosunoglu, C., Hattingh, A., Hume, A., Irez, S. & 6 othersKay, G., Dogan, O. K., Kremer, K., Kuo, PC., Lavonen, J. M. J. & Lin, SF., 2019, In : Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Itä-Suomen yliopisto (External organisation)

    Jari Lavonen (Board member)
    3 Mar 2019

    Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

  2. Evaluation of the PhD thesis manuscript by Francois Naude, University of Johannesburg. South-Africa

    Jari Lavonen (Supervisor)

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

  3. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway (External organisation)

    Jari Lavonen (Board member)
    15 Dec 2018

    Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

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Latest prizes

  1. Honorary Chair Professor

    Jari Lavonen (Recipient), 1 Sep 2018

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Learning material

    Jari Lavonen (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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