Anna Uitto

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Anna Uitto is the professor in biology education and the director of the research group focusing on biology education and the education for sustainable development (ESD). Anna Uitto is the docent in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, where Baltic Sea ecology is her research area. After pedagogical studies she started to work as university lecturer in the Faculty of Educational Sciences. She was appointed as the professor in biology education in 2014. She is the director of the studies in biology education in the candidate and master levels in the SEDUCE doctoral programme in the Faculty of Education. She is the member of the steering group of the Science Education Centre (LumA) in the University of Helsinki and in the Faculty of Education she leads a research and development projects, which are parts of the activities of the LUMA Centre Finland. Currently she is the member of the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS). Also, she is a member in the research coordination group in the SIRENE network. She has published numerous scientific articles on biology education, science education and ESD as well as Baltic Sea ecology in scientific journals, conference publications and book chapters. Some of her research projects have been financed by the Academy of Finland and by the foundations supporting scientific research. Her current research interests are inquiry-based learning (IBL), conceptual learning, gene education and socio-scientific issues in biology education, out-of-school learning environments and the use of mobile gaze tracking in studying learnign in nature environments, as well as sustainability education especially the role of school culture in ESD. Currently she has research and development projects in the secondary school on digital gaming and inquiry approach in  outdoor education. Besides research, she has published learning material for teacher education and science education for schools.

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Highlighted publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    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

  2. 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

  3. Participatory school experiences as facilitators for adolescents' ecological behavior

    Uitto, A., Boeve-de Pauw, J. & Saloranta, S., Sep 2015, In : Journal of Environmental Psychology. 43, p. 55–65 11 p., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.05.007.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  4. Developing a Collaborative Model in Teacher Education – An Overview of a Teacher Professional Development Project

    Kervinen, A., Uitto, A., Kaasinen, A., Portaankorva-Koivisto, P., Juuti, K. & Kesler, M., 2016, In : LUMAT: Research and Practice in Math, Science and Technology Education. 4, 2, p. 67-86 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  5. Subject Teachers as Educators for Sustainability: A Survey Study

    Uitto, A. & Saloranta, S., 2017, In : Education Sciences. 2017, 7,8, p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  6. Cognitive and Affective Aspects in Science Education Research: Selected Papers from the ESERA 2015 Conference

    Hahl, K. (ed.), Juuti, K. (ed.), Lampiselkä, J. (ed.), Uitto, A. (ed.) & Lavonen, J. (ed.), 2017, Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. 370 p. (Contributions from Science Education Research; vol. Volume 3)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

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Highlighted activities

  1. 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

  2. 9th Biennal Conference of EARLI SIG1 Assessment and Evaluation. Large-scale assessment.

    Anna Uitto (Speaker)
    29 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. European Researchers in Didactics of Biology ERIDOB 2018: XII Conference of European Researchers in Didactics of Biology Zaragoza, Spain.

    Anna Uitto (Speaker: Presenter)
    2 Jul 20186 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  4. NARST, 2017 Annual International Conference. Invited symposium

    Anna Uitto (Speaker: Chair)
    22 Apr 201725 Apr 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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