LUMAT Science Research Forum Events

LUMAT Science Research Forum organizes yearly three types of events, research seminars, research symposiums, and summer school, focusing especially on the research of math, science, and technology education. Our events are open to scholars all over the world! Read more about these activities below.

LUMAT Research seminars

In LUMAT Research Seminars, researchers and students present their latest research on math, science, and technology education and receive peer feedback. With Research Seminars, our aim is to foster connections between science education researchers in different universities, regardless of your field of study. Other research-related topics can be discussed according to participants’ needs and interests, such as research methods.

Upcoming seminars

30.1.2023 14.15–15.30 (UTC +2)

The seminar will be held as a hybrid event both on the Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki, and on Zoom. Sign up for the LUMAT Research seminar on 30th January here

Presentations

Prof. Jorge Rodríguez-Becerra, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Santiago, Chile: Computational Science in Chemistry Teachers Education: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

Prof. Lizethly Cáceres-Jensen, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Santiago, Chile: Towards Climate Change Education Through authentics problems in the framework of EDS to Chemistry Teacher Education

The seminar is hosted by chair prof. Maija Aksela, University of Helsinki.

 

Prof. Dr Jorge Rodríguez Becerra

Dr Rodríguez received a degree in Teacher of Chemistry and Natural Sciences (2004) and a PhD in Chemistry (2009). He has over 18 years of experience in chemistry education in Chile. He has worked in science education and teacher education for more than 17 years at the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educacion. He is currently a Chair of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry. Besides, and a Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Research in the PhD in Education program at UMCE. He supervised more than a dozen science teachers, who have been trained in research, and directed undergraduate and doctoral theses. He co-founded the Physical & Analytical Chemistry Research Group and Laboratory, PachemLab. Dr Rodríguez was the director of the PhD Education Program, achieving national accreditation for this program in 2021. Dr Rodríguez is the director of the new Center for Research in Education (CIE-UMCE, https://cie.umce.cl/), which considers three Research nuclei at UMCE.

He has served as president of Evaluation Commissions for Science Teachers’ careers at the National Accreditation Commission (CNA-Chile). Additionally, He has participated as a member of the development team of the New Disciplinary Standards of Chemistry Teachers in Chile.

He has published over 24 publications in internationally renowned journals, reaching over 600 citations. Additionally, He has participated as a topic editor in the STEM Education section of Frontiers in Education and Education Sciences Journals.

 

Prof. Dra. Lizethly Cáceres Jensen

Lizethly Cáceres Jensen received a degree in Teacher of Chemistry and Natural Sciences (2004) from the Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences (UMCE), Chile, and a PhD in Chemistry (2010) from the University of Santiago of Chile (USACH), Chile. She is a Professor at the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (UMCE). She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Methods of Analysis at the Chemistry Department. Besides, and a Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Research in the PhD in Education program at UMCE. She co-founded the Physical & Analytical Chemistry Research Group and Laboratory, PachemLab.

Her research is related to the study of environmental behavior (kinetics of adsorption, adsorption-desorption, degradation, and transport) of organic and inorganic pollutants in soils and the constant adsorption prediction of organic pollutants on soils by mean of QSAR statistical models and their transport to groundwater using mathematical models (Hydrus-1D).

His research has led to publications in high-impact international journals in areas such as Medical Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Physical Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Science Education, and book chapters. He has been a responsible investigator and co-investigator in different projects financed by the National Research and Development Agency of Chile (ANID) and a reviewer of various journals of Editorial Elsevier Science and MDPI.

She has been concerned with developing the Education for Sustainable Development (EDS) through learning based on Real Environmental Problems and ICT. She has also contributed to designing new Analytical Chemistry courses for future Chemistry Education in the framework of EDS. Finally, in the area of University management, she is currently the academic secretary of the doctorate in education at UMCE. She leads the Nucleus of Computational Thinking and Education for Sustainable Development (NuCES) at Centro de Investigación en Educación (CIE-UMCE).

Upcoming seminars

16.3.2023 15.00–16.30 (UTC +2) 

The seminar will be held online on Zoom. More information and registration for the event will be updated on this page closer to the event.

Themes: online teaching and learning, work-life relevance in mathematics teaching, educational games in teaching electrical engineering

Other events

LUMAT Research Symposium

Annual Research symposium gathers researchers and doctoral students worldwide to present and discuss current research in math, science, and technology education. In the symposium, we combine traditional research presentations and new and inspiring methods to collaborate and discuss research, such as debates.

The 13th LUMAT Research symposium will be held on 16.6.2023. Read more about the Symposium on this website.

LUMAT Summer School

In the annual Summer school, we aim to build collaboration between researchers, doctoral students, and teachers, promote discussion on the quality of research, and bring people together to discuss math, science, and technology education. Summer school is primarily targeted at new scholars.

The International LUMAT Summer School 2022 was held on the 15th of June, 2022.

Previous research seminars

Year 2022

15.3.2022

Theme: Joustavuus LUMA-aineissa (session will be held in Finnish)

27.4. 2022

Theme: Matematiikan oppimisen tukeminen (session will be held in Finnish)

22.11.2022

Presentations:
 Anna Lager: Use of scientific practices in digital learning environment
 Rauno Neito: Measuring students’ situational interest in coherent physics lessons using the experience sampling method 

Chair: Jari Lavonen (University of Helsinki)

Year 2021

14.1.2021

Presentations:
Jasmin Kilpeläinen: Yhteistoiminnallisten tehtävien laatiminen älykkääseen oppimisympäristöön.
Pasi Nieminen: Alakoululaisten luomat säännöt keinulaudan tasapainolle simulaatioympäristössä

Chair: Pasi Nieminen (University of Jyväskylä)

11.2.2021

Presentations:
Lauri Jäntti: Kaupunkitutkimuslaboratorio koululaisille: arjen kaupunkitilat osana oppimisprosessia.
William Smolander: Kestävyys tähtäimessä – Jälkihumanistinen näkökulma tiedekasvatustutkimukseen

Chair: Noora Pyyry (University of Helsinki)

11.3.2021

Presentations:

Jenni Vartiainen: Varhainen tiedekasvatus.
Daranee Lehtonen: How a hands-on learning tool employing tangible technologies can assist primary school students in learning mathematics.
Vikke Vuorenpää: Yliopisto-opiskelijoiden psykologisten perustarpeiden täyttyminen ja minäpystyvyyden kehittyminen (insinööri)matematiikan opetuksessa.
Mika Koponen: Opettajaopiskelijoiden näkemyksiä matematiikan opettamiseen tarvittavasta tiedoista

Chair: Riikka Lahtinen (University of Tampere)

8.4.2021

Presentations:
Karoliina Vuola: Argumentointimallit fysiikan tiedon kuvaamisessa. 
Emmi Vuorio: Kestävän kehityksen kompetenssit kemiassa tieteenä ja niiden yhteisöllinen oppiminen lukion kemian opetuksessa

Chair: Maija Nousiainen & Maija Aksela (University of Helsinki)

6.5.2021

Presentations: 
Herkko Laukkanen: Loistavan oppilastyön kehittäminen.
Tuike Iiskala: Metakognitiivinen säätely yhteisöllisessä matematiikan ja luonnontieteen oppimisessa.
Saku Määttä: Ympäriltämme löytyvien matemaattisten piirteiden ja suhteiden huomaaminen avuksi murtolukujen oppimiseen peruskoulussa.
Henna Pesonen: Lukion fysiikan opettajien suhtautuminen opetuksen digitalisaatioon

Chair: Veli-Matti Vesterinen (University of Turku)

9.9.2021

Matematiikan verkko-opetus ja automaattisen palautteenannon kehittäminen
Doctoral Student Heli Virtanen, University of Helsinki

9.12.2021

Algoritminen ajattelu kemian opetuksen tukena (in Finnish)
Lecturer Ari Myllyviita, University of Helsinki

Learning Computational Thinking in a Multi-Disciplinary STEAM Design Project in Middle School Makerspace (in English)
ICT-Coordinator Aleksi Markkanen, Kulosaari Secondary School & Visual Arts and STEM Teacher Erika Perttuli-Borobio, Kulosaari Secondary School

Year 2020

14.5.2020

Presentations:
Jaakko Turkka: Promoting scientific literacy through drama-based pedagogy,
Marja Holm: Achievement emotions and executive functions problems amongst adolescents – Mathematic difficulties, low mathematic performance, and special education support in mathematics.
Suvisaara Holmström: S2-oppijan kemian opiskelun kielliset vaikeudet ja heidän oppimisensa tukeminen

Chair: Veli-Matti Vesterinen (University of Turku)

10.9.2020
Presentations:
Outi Haatainen: Integrated science education: Teachers` perceptions and practices.
Katariina Kotkanen: Eriyttäminen fysiikan opetuksessa yläkoulussa.
Sari Harmoinen, Katri Koivu ja Leena Pääsky: Yliopisto-opiskelijoiden valmius sosiaaliseen vaikuttamiseen ilmastoasioissa

Chair: Sari Harmoinen (University of Oulu)

15.10.2020
Presentations:
Salla Pehkonen: Eri ikäisten alakoululaisten adaptiivinen numeerinen lukutaito.
Roosa Aho & Jenna Mannila: Narratiivitutkimus kuudes- ja kolmasluokkalaisten käsityksistä, tunteista ja toimintamalleista ilmastonmuutoksen suhteen.
Terhi Mäntylä, Viivi Sorsa & Leena Partanen: Kasvihuoneilmiön ymmärtäminen lukion lopuksi – Ylioppilaskoevastausten analyysi

Chair: Terhi Mäntylä (University of Jyväskylä)

12.11.2020
Presentations:
Eero Jalonen: Molekyylimallinnus ja episteemiset tunteet kemian opetuksessa.
Johannes Pernaa: Tulevien radiokemistien kokemuksia opintojen relevanssista

Chair: Johannes Pernaa (University of Helsinki)

10.12.2020
Presentations:
Juho Tiainen:  Työelämäsisältöisen opetusmateriaalin käyttö matematiikan opetuksessa yläkoulussa.
Mikko Kesonen: Argumentin analyysimalli fysiikan opetukseen.
Jaakko Lamminpää: Draw-A-Science Comic: eri tehtävänantojen vaikutus ja tutkimuksen kokeminen vaarallisena

Chair: Mervi Asikainen (University of Eastern Finland)