Interviews

Maria Andrée

What conditions are needed for students to participate in the science class room?

How do the students perceive meaningfulness and participation? Maria Andrée tells us about her reserach which focus on students learning within science.

Paul Andrews

Foreign mathematics education provides new insights

Mathematics is taught differently in different countries, and there is much to learn from others. Professor Paul Andrews is used to international collaboration. Now he wants to help create a more dynamic research environment for mathematics education at Stockholm University.

Monica Axelsson

Swedish as a second language

How do we provide the best possible support for children and young people who are learning Swedish as a second language?

Monica Axelsson

School support for multilingual children benefits everyone

“Allowing multilingual children to use their native language in school is not just a question of individual rights. Providing these children with the proper training creates added value for other pupils as well as society as a whole,” says Monica Axelsson, Associate Professor at the Department of Language Education.

Camilla Bardel

How proficient can you become in a new language, and can you ever sound like a native speaker?

These are questions that Camilla Bardel, Professor at the Department of Language Education, has tried to answer in two collaborative projects with colleagues from other departments and institutions.

Diana Berhtén

Dr. Diana Berthén from the Department of Special Education

As director of studies for the special education programmes, Dr. Diana Berthén from the Department of Special Education is involved in a wide variety of collaborative projects with other departments and several Swedish universities. Many projects are based on her own research on special needs schools.

Nihad Bunar

Research aiming to create a level playing field for students

Newly arrived students who do not speak Swedish are received very differently at school. Nihad Bunar hopes that his research on how municipalities choose to organise their teaching will give these students the same opportunities as other children.

Iben Christiansen

How to bridge theory and practice

A fascinated Iben Christiansen, associate professor at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Stockholm University, takes special interest in mathematics teacher education and how theory and paractice are related.

Gunilla Dahlberg

Challenging our view of children and preschool

Listen to the youngest children and join them on their journey of discovery – those are Gunilla Dahlberg’s watchwords. Over the past four decades, she has devoted her research to trying to change preschool and our view of children, knowledge, and learning.

Kristina Danielsson

Expressions and content

How can the teachers different ways of expressing themselves develop the content in the classroom?

Ulla Ek

Even minor cognitive difficulties may impede learning in many students

Many students finish ninth grade without qualifications for upper secondary school, despite support being available. Ulla Ek, psychologist and professor at the Department of Special Education, states that up to ten per cent of all children in primary school have some type of cognitive difficulty.

Ingrid Engdahl at Department of Child and Youth Studies

Researcher and Preschool

How can preschools promote sustainable development?

Inger Eriksson

Committed to developing teaching

Inger Eriksson’s focus is neither on teachers nor students, but on the teaching situation itself. Her research is ultimately about improving the conditions for all teachers to increase the students’ learning.

Karim Hamza

How can the didactic models and tools of teaching develop?

Karim Hamza works at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Stockholm University. Listen to his research story about the didactic models and tools of teaching.

Kirsten Grönlien Zetterqvist

It is worth considering life skills

The teaching of life skills is widespread in Swedish primary schools, but the subject has no curriculum and the content varies. Researcher Kirsten Grönlien Zetterqvist at Stockholm University invites reflection on this matter.

Karin Gunnarsson

New perspectives on life skills and girls’ health

Karin Gunnarsson wants to increase knowledge of how courses that are intended to prevent illness among girls affect views on gender and what it means to feel “normal”. Going from working as a teacher to conducting research on topics she is interested in has been a dream come true.

Rickard Jonsson

Boys' anti-school culture?

Rickard Jonsson is a researcher at the Department of Child and Youth Studies. He is interested in finding answers to: How are stereotypes constructed?

Susanne Kjällander

The use of digital tablets in today´s preschool

Listen to Susanne Kjällander, Senior Lecturer at Department of Child and Youth Studies, when she talks about her exciting research.

Cecilia Lundholm

She studies learning about society and nature

What is the actual process of learning something, and how is the acquisition of knowledge affected by values? In Cecilia Lundholm’s research, the learning process is in focus, especially when it comes to environmental knowledge and the relationship between individuals, society, and nature.

B-O Molander

The ability to handle language is the key to science

Many students experience that science is difficult. Bengt-Olov Molander is researching how deaf students learn the science subjects with the objective to see how teaching methods can be developed. The start of this important research was that he helped a deaf neighbour with his homework.

Researcher Kicki Skog

How to develop teacher education in mathematics?

Kicki Skog is interested in how it is possible to develop the teacher education in mathematics. What is important for the students?

Ketil Thorgersen

Interaction with music inspires his research

Many of us remember the music lessons in school, either because they aroused a life-long interest in music, or because they lowered our self-confidence when it came to singing or playing instruments. The fact that interaction with a teacher can result in such different experiences is of interest to Ketil Thorgersen, who conducts research on music and learning.

Lázaro Moreno Herrera

Vocational education and training is an exciting tug of war between theory and practice

Lázaro Moreno Herrera is interested in the link between craft education and an interest in technology later in life. He is leading a research group on vocational education and training that studies how to properly equip teachers to train future employees in various industrial and service professions.

Professor Geir Skeie

Teaching religion in today's classroom

Professor Geir Skeie is interested in values ​​and how religion can affect the individual. What is the role of the school?

Per-Olof Wickman

The art of getting teachers on board

In order for teachers to take an interest in new approaches in the classroom, they want to know that the students will actually benefit from them. This is one of the lessons learnt in a project run by science educators at Stockholm University in collaboration with their colleagues at the University of Gothenburg.