Nina Kilbrink has recently been appointed to associate professor in educational work. In the SMEER-group is now five associate professors, of which four are women and one man (chair), plus one professor (director).
announced her thesis "Guiding principles of transformative education for sustainable development in local school organisations" Friday 30th of December. Opponent was Professor Arjen Wals, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
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.
Congratulations to research funding
Congratulations to Yvonne Liljekvist, the SMEER-group, who together with three other researchers from Karlstad University has been awarded money from the Swedish Research Council for the project "Plattformspedagogik".
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.