I am a associate professor at the department of science and mathematics education at Umeå University and part of UmSER (Umeå Science Education Research). I have a degree of Master of Education, a Master of Science in Biology and Ph.D. in Educational Measurement. I have good knowledge about motivational theories as well as strong statistical skills, in particular, in planning and analyzing measures of students’ knowledge and attitudes. I also have knowledge relating to education for a sustainable development and for citizenship education.
Before earning my PhD degree, I have worked as an environmental consultant, teacher at upper secondary school and as a test developer. My Ph.D. focused on motivational aspect of test-taking. During a one-year postdoc in Miami I did research concerning students’ interest in biology as well as their sense of belonging and involvement in university departments.
Today my focus is mainly on two research projects: Teaching today and in the future, civic education within vocational programs and, The role of natural sciences for active citizenship diffrences between different upper secondary programs. I also participate in a collaboration between Sweden and South Africa concerning agency for societal change and in a collaborative project with Umeå municipality where we evaluate and develop learning for sustainable development in the municipality's schools.
NFSUN 2021, The Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education; Science Education in the light of Global Sustainable Development – Trends and possibilities, Virtual via University College in Aarhus, Denmark, June 1-2, 2021