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Eva Knekta

I am a postdoctor 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 is a postdoctoral researcher 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 am also knowledgeable in different theories relating to education for a sustainable development.

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.

Currently, I am involved in three research projects. One project focus on socio-scientific issues and the function of science education in society. The other project is a collaboration between Sweden and South Africa with an aim to further the understanding of the role of education, specifically that of teachers and learners as change agents, promoting social change in South Africa and Sweden. The third project is a collaboration with Umeå municipality involving evaluation and development of education for sustainable development at their compulsory schools.

 

2020
CBE - Life Sciences Education, AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY 2020, Vol. 19, (3)
Knekta, Eva; Chatzikyriakidou, Kyriaki; McCartney, Melissa
2020
International Journal of STEM education, Springer 2020, Vol. 7
Knekta, Eva; Rowland, Ashley A.; Corwin, Lisa A.; et al.
2019
CBE - Life Sciences Education, Vol. 18, (1) : 1-17
Knekta, Eva; Runyoun, Christopher; Eddy, Sarah
2019
Assessment in education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 26, (2) : 202-221
Knekta, Eva; Sundström, Anna
2019
CBE - Life Sciences Education, The American Society for Cell Biology 2019, Vol. 18, (3)
Rowland, Ashley A.; Knekta, Eva; Eddy, Sarah; et al.
2019
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.
2018
The 19th Annual AEA-Europe Conference - Building bridges to future educational assessment, Arnhem/Nijmegen, The Netherlands, November 7-10, 2018
Knekta, Eva
2018
2018 SABER National Meeting, University of Minnesota, USA, July 27-29, 2018
Knekta, Eva; McCartney, Melissa
2017
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
2017
International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, Vol. 4, (1/2) : 52-71
Eklöf, Hanna; Knekta, Eva
2017
Academic dissertations at the department of Educational Measurement, 9
Knekta, Eva
2016
10th Conference of the International Test Commission (ITC), Vancouver, Canada, July 1-4, 2016
Eklöf, Hanna; Knekta, Eva
2015
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Thousand oaks: Sage Publications 2015, Vol. 33, (7) : 662-673
Knekta, Eva; Eklöf, Hanna
2013
14th Annual Conference of the AEA-Europe, Paris, November 2013
Eklöf, Hanna; Elwood, Janette; Hopfenbeck, Therese; et al.
2013
14th SweSAT Conference on admission to higher education, Umeå, 2013
Knekta, Eva
2013
14th SweSAT Conference on admission to higher education, Umeå, 2013
Knekta, Eva; Eklöf, Hanna
2004
Chemosphere, Vol. 57, (10) : 1495-1503
Knekta, E; Andersson, Patrik; Johansson, Susanne M C; et al.