Dr Maria Andrée

Affiliations:
Email: maria.andree@mnd.su.se
Phone: + 46 8 1207 65 94
Address: Department of Mathematicsand Science EducationStockholm University, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden


Description

Research (link to website in Swedish)

My research focuses on cultural perspectives on science education and conditions for students’ participation and learning, particularly in relation to questions of science curriculum, scientific literacy and citizenship. Drawing primarily on Cultural-Historical Activity Theory and socio-cultural theory, I work primarily with ethnographic and design-based research in science classrooms. For an introduction see this video clip.

I am also affiliated as scientific leader to Stockholm Teaching & Learning Studies (STLS). STLS is a platform designed to initiate, support and conduct small-scale classroom-based didactic research on teaching and learning. The research within STLS draw on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and aims at contributing to the development of theory relevant to teachers.

I supervise doctoral students working with action research oriented approaches in science and technology education:

Completed supervision:
  • Jens Anker-Hansen (PhD), Assessing Scientific Literacy as Particiapation in Civic Practice. Defense October 2nd, 2015. (Main supervisor).
  • Eva Björkholm (PhD), Konstruktioner som fungerar. Defense September 18th, 2015 (co-supervisor).

Ongoing supervision:

  • Jonna Wiblom, licentiate thesis, socio-scientific issues relating to health and lifestyle in upper-secondary school Biology. Planned defense spring 2017. (co-supervisor)
  • Kerstin Danckwart-Lillieström, licentiate thesis, creative drama in upper-secondary school Chemistry education. Planned defense spring 2018.(main supervisor)

A selection of recent publications

Affiliations
I am elected Treasurer of IOSTE (International Organisation for Science and Technology Education) for the period 2016-2018. IOSTE was established to advance the cause of education in science and technology as a vital part of the general education of the peoples of all countries and to provide scholarly exchange and discussion in the field of science and technology education.

Outreach
Debate on teacher professional development in Almedalen, summer 2014. Read an article about it or watch it on SU-play (in Swedish).

Open lecture on imagination, play and science learning, spring 2013, watch the lecture on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClAuRe-LxLM (in Swedish).

Link to research presentation in Swedish: http://www.mnd.su.se/forskning/forskare/maria-andrée/maria-andrée-1.162863



Projects

Recruitment to Science Education: Actors, Initiatives, Messages
01/09/2010
This is a project conducted in collaboration with Ph.D. Lena Hansson at Kristanstad University, Sweden.

Background and aimYoung people’s interest in pursuing science and science-intense educations has been expressed for years...

Developing students capability to critically reason when encountering conflicting health information online

Given an increased use of digital devices, internet has become one of the main sources for information retrieval about topics concerning body and health. In this project we explore what the capability to critically reason might entail in students’ encounter with conflict...


Assessing scientific literacy as readiness to deal with civic issues concerned with science
Studies have shown that people does not necessarily apply science learnt in scholastic environment in their everyday civic (or professional) life. Use of science in everyday civic life would consequently benefit from being assessed in contexts that are as similar to everyday civi...


Collaborating with

Wickman, Per-Olof

My research interest is in didactics defined as teachers’ professional science. Within this framework I develop conceptual models that education researchers and teachers can use for analysis in planning, realizing and assessing lessons with regard to content, methods and the s...


Collaborators


Groups

International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE)
IOSTE was established to advance the cause of education in science and technology as a vital part of the general education of the peoples of all countries and to provide scholarly exchange and discussion in the field of science and technology education. I am board member and repr...


Last updated on 2017-16-06 at 11:14