Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Lavonen, Jari M J
Organisation HY
Project title Engaging Learning Practices in STEM: Research collaboration with Finland and Chile
Decision No. 294228
Decision date 16.11.2015
Funding period 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018
Funding 340 367
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
Students’ low interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning has received significant attention in the international STEM education research community. The aim of the project is to design innovative, engaging, digital, and collaborative STEM learning practices in the context of the new Finnish and Chilean curricula at the secondary level and to carry out research on students’ engagement with these practices. In the project, a student is considered to be engaged if the pre-conditions of interest, skill, and challenge are optimal for learning moments (Csikszentmihalyi’s flow theory). Engagement data will be collected through the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) in STEM classrooms. Our project will potentially result in novel knowledge compared that resulting from traditional surveys. The proposed project has strong links to the renewal of STEM curricula and teacher education in Finland and in Chile.