Mr. Jari Lavonen,
Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education
Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr Jari Lavonen is a full professor of science education (2003-) and a director of the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland. 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.
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 active in several international teacher education development projects. 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.
His main research interests lie in science teaching and learning and use of ICT in education. He has published, together with other researchers, 158 refereed scientific papers in various journals and books, as well as 145 articles and 166 books for science and science teacher education. He has been a director (PI) of 18 research projects with external research funding, and he has supervised 23 PhD theses.
英文题目：Innovations and new technologies in education