Jesus Piqueras

Jesus Piqueras Blasco


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Works at Department of Mathematics and Science Education
Telephone 08-120 766 34
Visiting address Svante Arrheniusväg 20 A, E-huset, Arrheniuslab
Room P 435
Postal address Institutionen för matematikämnets och naturvetenskapsämnenas didaktik 106 91 Stockholm


As Senior Lecturer at Stockholm University, I have had the opportunity to develop competences in teaching from undergraduate to doctoral levels. I also have a broad International experience of teaching in universities in Spain, Denmark and Hong Kong. Some examples of the topics in my courses are:

  • The Science Curriculum
  • Nature of Science
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • The role of inquiry in the Science classroom
  • Perspectives on students' learning of Science
  • Science teachers' practices and learning progressions
  • The role of communication in Science teaching and learning
  • Informal learning environment and out-of-school science teaching
  • Cultural and social aspects in Science teaching and learning


I have a background in Ecology, but since 2004 I have been working in research and teaching in Science Education. My research focuses on Science teaching and learning in informal learning settings as museums, science center, botanical gardens and aquariums. Particularly, I have been interested in the study of learning process in socially shared practices in museum programs and activities designed for the school. An example of my research is the project Youths’ encounter with The Human Journey where I have studied students learning in the interaction with classmates and museum educators when they explore an exhibition on human evolution in the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

My second area of research is teachers’ professional development. During the last years I have been working with other research colleagues in the TALES-project where we study how research results in Science Education can be used to support teachers in their planning and teaching. Using a similar approach I am currently working with museum educators in the project Tools for museum educators in collaborration with Dr. Marianne Achiam at Univeristy of Copenhagen.



  • Piqueras, J., & Achiam, M. 2019. Science museum educators’ professional growth: Dynamics of changes in research–practitioner collaboration. Science Education. 2019;1–29. DOI:
  • Piqueras, J., Hamza, K., & Edvall, S. 2019. Learning science through encounters with museum dioramas themes and patterns in students' conversations. In A. Scheersoi, & S. D. Tunnicliffe (Eds.), Natural history Dioramas – Traditional exhibits for current educational themes: Science educational aspects (pp. 185-204). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Hamza, K., Piqueras, J., Wickman, P.-O., & Angelin, M. 2017. "Who Owns the Content and Who Runs the Risk? Dynamics of Teacher Change in Teacher–Researcher Collaboration". Research in Science Education. DOI 10.1007/s11165-016-9594-y
  • Piqueras, J., Wickman, P.-O. & Hamza, K. M. 2012. Student teachers’ moment-to-moment reasoning and the development of discursive themes – an analysis of practical epistemologies in a natural history museum exhibit. In E. Davidsson & A. Jakobsson (Eds.), Understanding interactions at science centers and museums. Approaching sociocultural perspectives (pp. 79-96). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Piqueras, J. & Edvall, S. 2011. Ungdomars möte med Den mänskliga resan: En studie av meningskapande i museet. In F. Svanberg (Ed.) Forskning vid museer (pp. 97-109). Stockholm: Studies 19 / The Museum of National Antiquities. ISSN 0349-8182.
  • Piqueras, J., Hamza, K., Edvall, S. 2008. The practical epistemologies in the museum: A study of students’ learning in encounters with dioramas. Journal of Museum Education, 33 (2), pp. 153-164
  • Piqueras, J. 2007. Extramural lärande i lärarutbildningen (Informal learning in teacher education). Didaktikens Forum. Vol. 1. LHS. Stockholm. pp. 56-74.
  • Piqueras, J. 2004. Research projects with plants in secondary schools: anything for botanic gardens? In Hobson, C. (Ed.), Papers from the 5th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens: Connecting with Plants: Lessons for Life (pp. 135-138). Botanic Gardens Conservation International. ISBN 0 9539141 6 X.

Last updated: October 17, 2019

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