Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Salmela-Aro, Katariina
Organisation HY
Project title Crafting Optimal Learning in Science Environments - PIRE
Decision No. 298323
Decision date 16.11.2015
Funding period 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020
Funding 753 437
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Project description
Our joint PIRE project (US-Finland) is designed to advance: (a) measurement of student engagement in science; (b) development of instructional practices and tools that assist science educators to identify, encourage, and sustain optimal learning in their science classrooms; and (c) test and scale instructional science activities consistent with current curricular reforms in both countries. The focus of our research is to enhance science instructors’ capacity to apply theoretical and empirical-based evidence of student engagement using new technology capturing students’ real-time classroom experiences that enhance interest and learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).