Live stream 8.12.2015: Opening event of Crafting Optimal Learning in Science Environments project

Opening ceremony Crafting Optimal Learning in Science Environments, PIRE collaboration between Michigan State University & University of Helsinki

Tuesday 8 December 2015

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Preliminary Program
Music: Sibelius 150 years, December 8th, 2015

12.00 – 12.10    Welcoming words from the Faculty
Professor Patrik Scheinin, Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki

12.10 – 12.20    Welcoming words from the Academy of Finland
Docent Risto Vilkko, Programme Manager at the Academy of Finland

12.20 – 12.30    Welcoming words from the National Science Foundation
Dr Michael Rook, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at NSF

12.30 – 12.45    Introduction of the collaborative project – US
Distinguished Professor PI Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University

12.45 – 13.00    Introduction of the collaborative project – Finland
Professor Jari Lavonen and Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Helsinki

13.00 – 13.15    Experiences from the schools for the collaboration
Rector Tapio Lahtero and teacher Johanna Jauhiainen, Helsinki Normal Lyceum, University of Helsinki

13.15 – 13.30    Women@work
Design Director Anne Stenros, KONE

13.30 – 13.45 Future planning of the project – Implementing Project Based Learning
Professor Joseph Krajcik, Michigan State University

13.45-14.00  Creativity and Critical thinking skills
Director Stephan Vincent-Lancrin, OECD

14.00 Closing words
Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider

14.00 – 15.00 Reception