Maker@STEAM research team has the following seminars.
Collective Creativity

Professors: Kai Hakkarainen, Jari Lavonen, Kalle Juuti, kaiju Kangas, and Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen

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Collective Creativity is one of the Maker@STEAM research seminars. The team situates to the research interest areas of education, society, culture, learning and interaction, within the Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Themes: Research projects and dissertations that are connected to maker cultures, collaborative designing, research on teaching and learning in school science, and digital learning environments at schools. Many of the projects are conducted in the frame of Design Based Research.

Seminars meet once a month in Wednesdays at 16–18 o’clock in English.

Biology Education and SE

Professors: Anna Uitto

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Short description: Biology education and sustainability education are seminar themes in  Maker@STEAM and they belong in the research interest areas of Learning & interaction and Education, society & culture within the Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Themes: Research ideas, projects and dissertations are connected to different topics of biology education research. Themes are conceptual understanding, teaching and learning in digital and out-of-school learning environments, inquiry and process-based teaching and learning, visualization and model construction in school biology, comparative curriculum studies, relevance of biology education, socio-scientific issues in genetics education, sustainability and biodiversity education. Both qualitative and quantitative research approaches are used.

Seminars meet once a month in Wednesday. Language Finnish or English

Open seminar on pragmatism

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An open philosophical seminar for all participants interested in pragmatism. The seminar will feature presentations by pragmatism scholars from the University of Helsinki and other higher education institutions.

Read more from the seminar blog (in Finnish).

Network Analysis Methods in Research on Teaching and Learning

HelsinkiNode is a symposium and bi-monthly online seminar series funded by the Helsinki Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities (HSSH). HelsinkiNode promotes and enhances the use of network analysis in research on teaching and learning bringing together professionals from different disciplines to build new collaborations and initiate research applying network analysis.

The two-day symposium will be held at the faculty of educational sciences, University of Helsinki, in 6.-7.6. 2023.

Teacher Education in the Nordic Region Meets Generative Artificial Intelligence

26.4.2024 Siltavuorenpenger 5, Athena building, room 360

Teacher Education in the Nordic Region Meets Generative Artificial Intelligence
This workshop delves into how the teacher educator's and student teacher’s might interact with generative AI, exploring how the evolving landscape of technology impacts this education and takes a deep dive into the topic, exploring the implications of artificial intelligence for teacher education
April 26 09.00-12.00 (Helsinki time)

Teacher educators and student teachers meet generative AI: Some research ideas based on the book Læreren møter ChatGPT  (An introduction by Eyvind Elstad, Are Turmo, Knut-Andreas Christophersen).

Digital technology and media in teaching and learning

Save the date, FERA sig-meeting in Helsinkig 12.6.. 2024.