Including Educational science practices in teaching education

Digital applications for lesson observations


  • Miikka Turkkila University of Helsinki
  • Elisa Vilhunen University of Helsinki
  • Johanna Jauhiainen University of Helsinki
  • Kalle Juuti University of Helsinki


Finnish teacher education is praised for its research-based approach. However, educational research practices are not very common in teacher education. We introduce simple, affordable HTML5-based application (app) software to implement an authentic video research activity in teaching practice. With the observation tool, it is easy to code the activities in the classroom. The observation tool app generates a timeline of the lesson outline from the predefined observation protocol. We introduce the observation tool through two cases: first, how the tool is used in educational research and, second, how these authentic education research practices were implemented in science teacher education. We conclude that the generated timeline of a lesson can be used to facilitate reflective discussions in teaching practice. The app is licenced under Creative Commons 4 and is available through GitHub (





How to Cite

Turkkila, M., Vilhunen, E., Jauhiainen, J., & Juuti, K. (2021). Including Educational science practices in teaching education: Digital applications for lesson observations . FMSERA Journal, 4(1), 90–102. Retrieved from



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