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Oleg Popov

Oleg Popov is Associate Professor in physics education. His research interests lie in the field of intercultural science education, curriculum development and learning in different contexts.

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Senior lecturer (associate professor) at Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Location
Naturvetarhuset, huskropp A, plan 5, Johan Bures väg 16 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I have more than 30 years of experience of working in the fields of teacher education and curriculum development in different countries. I graduated as a high school teacher of physics and mathematics in 1981and directly after that started my professional carrier as an assistant-lecturer at my alma mater - the PedagogicalUniversity in Blagoveshchensk, Russia. After finishing my PhD in theoretical physics in Moscow in 1986 I went to Africa in 1989 to work as a curricular adviser in physics education at the National Institute for Educational Development and lecturer-consultant in theoretical physics at the Pedagogical University in Maputo, Mozambique. Since 1994 I live and work in Sweden continuing an active international collaboration.

During the five years 2003-2008, I was a Deputy Head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education at Umeå University responsible for research and research training. I combine a course development activities and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels for on-campus and distance students with an active research work. My main research interests are in the field of intercultural science education, curriculum development and learning physics in different contexts. I published over hundred academic texts in these areas. Recently, I wrote a book on developing innovative methods of teaching scientific inquiry for prospective science teachers using outdoors environment. My theoretical interests are on application of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory originated in works of Vygotsky and curriculum theories in science education. I supervised several PhD students and dozens of undergraduate research projects.

I was involved in national curriculum development projects and teaching of Masters and PhD students in different countries around the globe, for example, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, East-Timor, Cambodia, and Laos. I worked as a guest professor at Tokyo Gakugei University in Japan, visiting associate professor at the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore and as guest scholar at University of South Africa (UNISA) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) in Brazil. Through my academic work and consultancy assignments for Sida and UNICEF I have visited in different work missions over fifty countries around the world.

My private interests are in reading ethnographic and philosophical literature, playing badminton and hiking. I use freely as working languages Russian, Swedish, English and Portuguese.

2019
Linking education and research: the results of an international Summer School, Stockholm: The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) 2019 : 11-33
Berglund, Per; Dannetun, Per; Chan, Wai Lee; et al.
2019
Den fjärde nationella konferensen i pedagogiskt arbete. Umeå universitet, 19–20 augusti, 2019
Popov, Oleg
2019
Educating the Educators III International Conference on Approaches to Scaling-up Professional Development in Maths and Science Education. The University of Education Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. 7-8 October 2019
Popov, Oleg
2018
Stockholm: 2018
Popov, Oleg
2017
International Journal of Lifelong Education, Routledge 2017, Vol. 36, (3) : 324-338
Manuel, Alzira; Van der Linden, Josje; Popov, Oleg
2017
Conexão ciência, Vol. 12 : 125-130
Popov, Oleg; Jan, Höper
2017
Gode børneliv for flygtninge i Danmark. Köpenhamn, Danmark, 18 maj 2017.
Popov, Oleg
2016
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Popov, Oleg; Engh, Rolf
2016
Contemporary Issues and Perspectives on Gender Research in Adult Education, Belgrade: University of Belgrade 2016 : 225-237
Manuel, Alzira; Popov, Oleg
2016
XVII IOSTE Symposium: Science and Technology Education for a Peaceful and Equitable World, Braga, Portugal, 11-16 July, 2016
Popov, Oleg; Höper, Jan
2016
International Symposium on STEM Education (ISSE) 2016 Lahti, Finland, June 6th to 8th, 2016
Popov, Oleg; Ottander, Christina; Ottander, Katarina
2016
Stockholm: Skolverket 2016
Popov, Oleg
2016
Flensburg: Europa-Universität Flensburg 2016
Popov, Oleg
2016
Stockholm: Skolverket 2016
Popov, Oleg
2016
Problems of Education in the 21st Century, Vol. 71, (71) : 53-61
Manuel, Alzira; Popov, Oleg
2016
LMNT-nytt, Malmö: 2016, (2) : 17-19
Popov, Oleg
2016
Från forskning till fysikundervisning: Bidrag från konferensen i Malmö, Linköping: Nationellt centrum för naturvetenskapernas och teknikens didaktik 2016 : 47-52
Popov, Oleg
2016
Studentlitteratur AB 2016
Popov, Oleg; Engh, Rolf
2016
Literacy and Numeracy Studies: An international journal in the education and training of adults, Vol. 24, (1) : 23-42
Popov, Oleg; Manuel, Alzira
2016
Stockholm: Skolverket 2016
Popov, Oleg
2015
Problems of Education in the 21st Century, PEC 2015, Vol. 64 : 66-74
Popov, Oleg; Erik, Sturesson
2015
Contemporary approaches to activity theory: interdisciplinary perspectives on human behavior, hershey, pa: IGI Global 2015 : 128-142
Popov, Oleg
2015
Physics Education, Vol. 50, (4) : 462-467
Bogdanov, Sergey; Oversby, John; Popov, Oleg; et al.
2015
Educating the educators: international approaches to scaling-up professional development in mathematics and science education, Münster: WTM – Verlag für wissenschaftliche Texte und Medien 2015 : 234-239
Popov, Oleg
2015
Problems of Education in the 21st Century, PEC 2015, Vol. 67 : 61-71
Manuel, Alzira; Popov, Oleg; Buque, Domingos
2014
A Nordic perspective: on the cultural and the activity approach in theory and practice, Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press 2014 : 65-73
Mendonça, Marta; Popov, Oleg
2014
Comprehensive Journal of Educational Research, Knowledgebase Publishers 2014, Vol. 2, (5) : 60-69
Mendonça, Marta; Popov, Oleg
2014
Umeå: Umeå universitet 2014
Popov, Oleg
2013
Stockholm: Skolverket 2013
Popov, Oleg; Ödmark, Krister
2013
Interenational Conference of the Outdoor learning environment
Popov, Oleg; Engh, Rolf
2013
Umeå: Umeå universitet 2013
Popov, Oleg; Ödmark, Krister
2013
Popov, Oleg; Ödmark, Krister
2013
Physics in Higher Education, The Moscow Physical Society 2013, Vol. 19, (2) : 36-47
Teteleva, Ekaterina; Bogdanov, Sergey; Popov, Oleg
2012
Transboundary learning beyond disciplines - Sustainable development opening up research dialogues.Umeå University, Sweden, 9-11 October 2012
Popov, Oleg
2012
Education Inquiry, Umeå: Umeå Universitet 2012, Vol. 3, (1) : 37-48
Mendonça, Marta; Popov, Oleg; Frånberg, Gun-Marie; et al.
2012
Proceedings of the FFPIO-2012, Благовещенск: 2012 : 215-218
Popov, Oleg
2012
ECER 2012, European Conference of Educational Research, Cádiz, Spain, September 17-21, 2012
Popov, Oleg; Carlsson, Inger; Sturesson, Erik
2010
Physics community & cooperation: selected contributions from the GIREP-EPEC & PHEC 2009 International Conference : 289-300
Vilaythong, Thongloon; Pettersson, Sune; Popov, Oleg
2010
Socio-cultural and human values in science and technology education : Proceedings of the XIV. IOSTE Symposium, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: Institution for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana 2010 : 917-927
Popov, Oleg; Vilaythong, Thongloon
2010
Internationalisation of teacher education in Europe, Tokyo: Tokyo Gakugei University 2010 : 65-72
Popov, Oleg
2009
Curriculum and teaching in science: Proceedings of the 2009 EASE International Conference of East-Asian Science Education, Taipei, Taiwan: EASE Organizing Committee 2009 : 161-176
Popov, Oleg; Vilaythong, Thongloon
2009
Tokyo Gakugei University 60th Anniversary Symposium, Tokyo: Tokyo Gakugei University 2009 : 76-88
Popov, Oleg
2009
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Athabasca University 2009, Vol. 10, (3) : 1-17
Popov, Oleg
2008
GIREP 2008 International Conference. University of Cyprus 18-22 August 2008: Physics curriculum design development and validation : ?-
Popov, Oleg