NFSUN

Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education (NFSUN) 2014:
Inquiry-Based Science Education in Technology-Rich Environments

Helsinki, Finland, 4th – 6th June 2014

Keynote speakers and abstracts of their lectures


Opening the Science Classroom to the Opportunities for Learning with Technology

Jens Dolin
Head of Department, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

dolin@ind.ku.dk

Majken Korsager
Associate Professor, Norwegian Centre for Science Education, University of Oslo, Norway

majken.korsager@naturfagsenteret.no


Developing Scientific Literacy: the Sooner the Better!

Judith S. Lederman
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Teacher Education, College of Science and Letters, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States of America

ledermanj@iit.edu

Emerging research substantiates that young children are capable of developing views of science in ways that are much more advanced that educators ever thought possible. Given that we know that by the time students reach the age of 14 they have already identified themselves as successful or unsuccessful science learners, it is imperative that we begin developing positive view of science as early as possible. This talk will present data on the development of scientific literacy in young children as well as successful teaching and assessment techniques.


Levels of Inquiry: Revising the "Traditional" Curriculum into an Inquiry-Oriented Classroom Culture

Norman G. Lederman
Ph.D., Chairman, Professor, College of Science and Letters, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States of America

ledermann@iit.edu

What is meant by inquiry? How teachers can revise what they are doing into a more inquiry-oriented approach?


How to Engage the Learner - What Is the Role of Technologies in Innovative Pedagogy?

Kirsti Lonka
Ph.D., Vice Dean (PR), Faculty of Behavioural Sciences; Professor, Educational psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland

kirsti.lonka@helsinki.fi