About Jari Lavonen
Jari Lavonen is a Full Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education (2003-) at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland and a Distinguished Visiting Professor (Childhood Education) (2016-) within the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. From 2005 to 2009, he was a 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. He has worked in primary and secondary teacher education and in-service teacher training and developed and taught numerous courses on teaching and assessment methods in science and technology education. His main research interests lie in science and technology teaching and learning, teacher education and ICT use in science and technology education. He has published, together with other researchers, 157 refereed scientific papers in various journals and books, as well as 144 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 21 PhD theses.