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Staff photo Eva Knekta

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 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
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
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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