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., 30 Oct 2018, In : European Journal of Teacher Education.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Connection between academic emotions in situ and retention in the physics track: applying experience sampling method

    Lehtamo, S., Juuti, K., Inkinen, J. & Lavonen, J., 20 Jun 2018, In : International Journal of STEM Education. 5, 6 p., 25.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. A Finnish model of teacher education informs a South African one: A teaching school as a pedagogical laboratory

    Loukomies, A., Petersen, N. & Lavonen, J., 13 Jun 2018, In : South African Journal of Childhood Education. 8, 1, 11 p., a593.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. 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

  2. Faculty of Education seminar

    Jari Lavonen (Attendee)
    13 Dec 2018

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

  3. Journal of Baltic Science Education (Journal)

    Jari Lavonen (Reviewer)
    9 Dec 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

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