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Eva Knekta

I am a associate professor and are doing research on issues related to the function of science education and education for a sustainable transformation of the society.

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Naturvetarhuset, huskropp A, plan 5, Johan Bures väg 16 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am an 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. My research interests are mainly students' motivation, civic bildung and education for sustainable development. I work with variety of theoretical and methodological approaches but have my expertise in large scale measurements of knowledge and attitudes. It is important to me to contribute to and therefore I like to collaborate with the surrounding society.

My main research today takes place in two projects: Teaching today and in the future, civic education within the vocational programs (a research and development project in collaboration with Örnsköldsviks gymnasium) and The role of natural science for active citizenship, differences between different upper secondary programs. I also participate in a collaborative project with Umeå municipality where we evaluate and develop learning for sustainable development in the municipality's schools.

In addition to research, I teach at the teacher education program and are a representative for equal opportunities. 

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.

 

NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, Vol. 18, (1) : 39-62
Knekta, Eva; Almarlind, Pia; Ottander, Christina
NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, Oslo: University of Oslo 2022, Vol. 18, (1) : 63-81
Manni, Annika; Knekta, Eva
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
Almarlind, Pia; Knekta, Eva; Ottander, Christina
CBE - Life Sciences Education, AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY 2020, Vol. 19, (3)
Knekta, Eva; Chatzikyriakidou, Kyriaki; McCartney, Melissa
International Journal of STEM education, Springer 2020, Vol. 7
Knekta, Eva; Rowland, Ashley A.; Corwin, Lisa A.; et al.
Fjärde nationella konferensen i pedagogiskt arbete; pedagogiskt arbete i en global tid, Umeå University, August 19-20, 2019
Almarlind, Pia; Knekta, Eva; Ottander, Christina
CBE - Life Sciences Education, Vol. 18, (1) : 1-17
Knekta, Eva; Runyoun, Christopher; Eddy, Sarah
Assessment in education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 26, (2) : 202-221
Knekta, Eva; Sundström, Anna
CBE - Life Sciences Education, The American Society for Cell Biology 2019, Vol. 18, (3)
Rowland, Ashley A.; Knekta, Eva; Eddy, Sarah; et al.
CBE - Life Sciences Education, The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2019, Vol. 18, (3) : 1-14
Rowland, Ashley; Knekta, Eva; Eddy, Sarah; et al.
The 19th Annual AEA-Europe Conference - Building bridges to future educational assessment, Arnhem/Nijmegen, The Netherlands, November 7-10, 2018
Knekta, Eva
2018 SABER National Meeting, University of Minnesota, USA, July 27-29, 2018
Knekta, Eva; McCartney, Melissa
18th conference of the Association for Educational Assessment - Europe (AEA-Europe). Prague, Czech Republic, November 9-11, 2017
Eklöf, Hanna; Costa, Denise Reis; Knekta, Eva
International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, Vol. 4, (1/2) : 52-71
Eklöf, Hanna; Knekta, Eva
Academic dissertations at the department of Educational Measurement, 9
Knekta, Eva
10th Conference of the International Test Commission (ITC), Vancouver, Canada, July 1-4, 2016
Eklöf, Hanna; Knekta, Eva
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Thousand oaks: Sage Publications 2015, Vol. 33, (7) : 662-673
Knekta, Eva; Eklöf, Hanna
14th Annual Conference of the AEA-Europe, Paris, November 2013
Eklöf, Hanna; Elwood, Janette; Hopfenbeck, Therese; et al.
14th SweSAT Conference on admission to higher education, Umeå, 2013
Knekta, Eva
Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe (AEA-E), Paris, France, November 7-9, 2013
Knekta, Eva
14th SweSAT Conference on admission to higher education, Umeå, 2013
Knekta, Eva; Eklöf, Hanna
Chemosphere, Vol. 57, (10) : 1495-1503
Knekta, E; Andersson, Patrik; Johansson, Susanne M C; et al.

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