U.S-Finnish Seminar on Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) 9-10 May 2017


U.S-Finnish Seminar on Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Promoting Future Learning Skills: Interventions, Impact, Internationalization

Date: 9-10 May 2017
Venue: Academy of Finland, Hakaniemenranta 6, Helsinki

For registration, please visit www.academyevents.fi
Use the keycode: PIRE
Registration closes on Tuesday 25 April



Tuesday 9 May (General Seminar Room, 1st floor)
12:00-12:50 Registration & lunch buffet
12:50-13:00 Opening words by Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro
13:00-13:45 Keynote 1: “Measuring What Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Assessing STEM Proficiency” by James Pellegrino, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology and Education; Co-director, Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Illinois
13:45-14:05 Comment remarks by Joseph Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education and Director of the CREATE for STEM Institute, College of Education and Department of Sociology, Michigan State University
14:05-14:20 Open discussion
14:20-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-15:30 Keynote 2: “Understanding the Generalizability of Education Research” by Larry V. Hedges, Professor of Statistics and Education and Social Policy, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
15:30-15:50 Comment remarks by Kaisa Aunola, Professor in Developmental Psychology, University of Jyväskylä
15:50-16:05 Open discussion
16:05-16:15 Short Break
16:15-16:30 Internationalization case example: “MEPNL17 Model European Parliament: an international conference organized for the youth (age 16-18) and by the youth (age 18-25)” by Taimi Vilkko (Committee on Culture and Education) and Sofi Laakso (Committee on Foreign Affairs)
16:30-16:45 Questions and Answers
16:45-17.30 International perspective 1: “Future Learning Skills in Global Context” by Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Leader and Senior Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)
17:30-17:50 Comment remarks by Katariina Salmela-Aro, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä
17:50-18:00 Closing discussion

Wednesday 10 May (Auditorium, 1st floor)
09:00-10:00 Keynote 3: “Designing Environments to Promote Optimal Learning” / “Engagement and the Measurement of Project Based Learning” by Barbara Schneider, Hannah Distinguished Professor and Joseph Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, College of Education and Department of Sociology, Michigan State University
10:00-10:15 Comment remarks by Jari Lavonen, Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education, Department of Education, University of Helsinki
10:15-10:30 Open discussion
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 International perspective 2: “STEM Lessons in the Chilean Context” by Valeria Cabello, Ph.D. (Educational Psychology), Centro de Investigación Avanzada en Educación, Universidad de Chile
11:30-11:45 Open discussion
11:45-12:30 Keynote 4: “Development and Stimulation of Early Core Mathematical Abilities” by Lieven Verschaffel, Professor of Educational Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
12:30-12:50 Comment remarks by Erno Lehtinen, Professor of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Turku
12:50-13:00 Open discussion / End of seminar
13:00 Lunch, Restaurant Lasiranta, Academy of Finland

Contact (firstname.lastname@aka.fi):
Program Manager Risto Vilkko, +358 295 335 136
Project Officer Erika Lempiäinen, +358 295 33 5101

PIRE research funding provided by:

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