Research funding about education in climate issues
Nina Christenson has together with Jesper Haglund (physics education) och Niklas Gericke (biology education), the SMEER (Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education Research)-group at Karlstad University, achieved funding for the project "Bringing Climate change to School - Theoretical Framing, Elaboration and Evaluation of Learning Opportunities for Climate Literacy" from the Swedish Research Council. The project will be conducted together with Europe´s largest science education institution, IPN, Kiel, Germany, with professor Ute Harms as German project leader. Nina Christensen will be the main project leader for the whole project, and lead the Swedish part of it.
The Centre of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education Research, SMEER, is the body for Karlstad University activities in science, mathematics and engineering education research, for doctoral studies and for connecting teacher education in these fields with education research.
SMEER aims to contribute to the international scientific knowledge in science, mathematics and engineering education, in various contexts of learning; from preschool to secondary school, at university and in society, especially in the field of empirical studies of teaching and learning processes.
SMEER is the node from which the science, mathematics and engineering education research is coordinated. The activities are based on international and national networks, practiceoriented research related to school, university and working life. SMEER is established with the Faculty of Health, Science and Technology as host.