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Emotions in Science and Engineering Education

Time Monday 20 April, 2020 at 12:30 - 15:00
Place Zoom-link: will be sent to those who register.

Speaker information:
A/Prof Alberto Bellocchi is a science educator and microsociologist with a fully tenured position since 2010 at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. He left the school science teaching profession after 8 years to embark on an academic career focusing on understanding the complexities of the lived science curriculum. Over the last decade, one strand of his research program has addressed the role of emotions in learning and teaching science, and becoming a science teacher. Most recently, he completed a three-year research fellowship addressing the interplay between social bonds and knowledge construction in high school science. Understanding and enhancing science inquiry teaching learning forms another strand in his research program. This research has been informed by sociological theories of emotions, social bonds, and interactions, and is post-paradigmatic in methodological focus. Embracing diverse theories and methodologies has been a signature trademark of A/Prof Bellocchi’s research to date. In 2018, he established the Studies of Emotion and Affect in Education Laboratory (SEAEL): a group of doctoral students and academic colleagues with shared research interests. A/Prof Bellocchi is the lead editor of the 2017 Springer collection Exploring emotions, aesthetics, and wellbeing in science education research, and co-editor of the 2019 Routledge collection, Emotions in Late Modernity.


13.30-15.00 Emotions in Science and Engineering Education: An International and Interdisciplinary Research Potpourri
Speakers: Dr. Tom Adawi (Chalmers University of Technology), Dr. Maria Berge (Umeå University), Dr. Pia Bøgelund (Aalborg University), Dr. Inês Direito (University College of London), Dr. Anna Eckerdal (Uppsala University), Dr. Nor Farahwaidah Abdul Rahman (Technical University Malaysia), Dr. James Huff (Harding University), Dr. Johanna Lönngren (Umeå University), Dr. Homero Murzi (Virginia Tech), Dr. Christina Ottander (Umeå University), Dr. Nicola Sochacka (University of Georgia), Ulrika Sultan (Linköping University), Dr. Bodil Sundberg (Örebro University), Dr. Roland Tormey (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

14 researchers from four different continents and a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds will each present short 5-minute pitches about their research related to emotions in science and engineering education. Be prepared for a colourful potpourri of engaging presentations on topics such as empathy and shame, grit and motivation, happiness and humor, stress and wonder, emotions and identity, philosophy of emotions, emotions related to problem solving and specific teaching approaches, teacher-student relationships, emotions in ethics and sustainability education, emotions and technology. 

Invited groups: The event is primarily aimed at teachers and researchers in science and technology education at Umeå University, but it is open to anyone interested. Login details for the zoom event will be sent after registration.

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Event type: Conference