PhD in Physics 1984 PhD in Education 2005

(See my biography page for more information).


Latest publications:
Electricity: Sixth Graders' Thoughts on it

Sixth graders´ thoughts about electricity were studied before and after the intervention project

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Water: Fourth and Fifth Graders Thoughts on it

An instruction project is carried out with fourth and fifth graders, the subject being water. Before and after instruction, the pupils were asked to write about water around them.

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Science Instruction in Comprehensive School: Pre- and In-Service Teachers’ Ideas

We study how beginning class teachers react to the school culture they encounter when starting to teach. Especially we are interested in their thoughts about sciences and teaching of sciences.

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Beginning Teachers Shape their Own Future: Class Teachers and Science Instruction

Young class teachers in a conversation about the school reality they encounter when starting to teach sciences, during which they build a shared understanding of their future.

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Learning Electricity through STS-Learning Environment

The paper presents the learning project in which 11 and 12 year old pupils study electricity through STS-learning approach.

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Teacherhood Perspectives among Beginning Teachers: Class Teachers in the Science Classroom

The content of teachers' pedagogical thinking was analyzed and three teacher types could be identified.

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What Is the Greenhouse Effect? Fifth Graders’ Ideas

This study explores fifth-graders’ ideas on the greenhouse effect. The pupils’ views were examined in the context of chemistry

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Pre- and In-service Teachers’ Conceptions about Teachership

In this study we have examined pre- and in-service teachers’ conceptions about good teachership. The research approach was phenomenographical. Four teacher type categories emerged.

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Sketching Geology: Primary and Secondary School Pupils’ Perceptions

This study focuses on primary and secondary school pupils’ perceptions of geology. There were 105 participants in the study. Results indicate that pupils’ perceptions of geology are quite extensive.

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Essence of Teacherhood: The Story of a Young Class Teacher

Two interdisciplinary approaches, the life story of a primary school teacher and drawings of the teacher by her students, are used to achieve a deep understanding of the teacher identity.

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