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Maria Weurlander

Universitetslektor

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Arbetar vid Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik
Telefon 08-120 763 86
E-post maria.weurlander@edu.su.se
Besöksadress Frescativägen 54
Postadress Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

I am an Associate professor and senior lecturer in Higher Education at the Department of Education at Stockholm University. I have a background as an upper secondary science teacher but from 2004 I have focused on higher education. My professional interest centeres around the interplay between teaching and learning in various educational settings, from both teachers’ and students’ perspectives. I have been involved in teaching at all levels; teacher education, doctoral education and teaching in professional development courses for academics. I am a member of the research group Higher Education and Learning Practice (HELP) and also one of the editors of the peer-reviewed open access journal Högre utbildning. I continue to work part time at the Department of Learning in the Engineering Sciences at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Undervisning

Currently my main teaching is in professional development courses for academic teachers offered by Stockholm University's Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching. The courses that I am currently engaged in are Research supervision and Professional development course 2: Teaching and learning in the Human Science Academic Area. I am also involved in supervising educational development projects.

I have taught courses aiming to support academics in their professional development as university teachers for a long time. I was engaged in courses in teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, between 2004 and 2013, and between 2013 and 2019 at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Forskning

I have a special interest in professional education, such as engineering, teacher and health sciences education. My research is mainly ‘practice near’ (praxisnära), i.e. focusing on various aspects of teachers’ and students’ experiences in authentic educational settings. My research interest focus broadly on three areas: the interplay between teaching and students' learning in various educational settings, students' experiences of emotionally challenging situations, and challenges and possibilities with teaching and learning in digital environments.

I have well established research collaboration with researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Linköping university and Uppsala university, and University of East Anglia, UK.

I am currently engaged in two externally funded research projects:

"Supervision of student teachers and medical students in emotionally challenging situations”. A 4-year grant from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) together with researchers from KTH, Karolinska Institutet and Linköping university.

"Hands-on in computer programming education: understanding educational effects and brain processes”. A 3-year grant from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) together with researchers from Uppsala university and University of East Anglia, UK.

 

Latest publications

  1. Lindqvist, H., Weurlander, M., Wernerson, A. & Thornberg, R. (2019) Boundaries as a coping strategy: emotional labour and relationship maintenance in distressing teacher education situations. European Journal of Teacher Education, 42:5, 634-649. DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2019.1652904
  2. Lindqvist, H., Weurlander, M., Wernerson, A. & Thornberg, R. (2019) Conflicts viewed through the micro-political lens: beginning teachers’ coping strategies for emotionally challenging situations. Research Papers in Education, DOI: 10.1080/02671522.2019.1633559
  3. Weurlander, M., Lönn, A., Seeberger, A., Hult, H, Thornberg, R. & Wernerson, A. (2019) Emotional challenges of medical students generate feelings of uncertainty. Medical Education, 53: 1037–1048. DOI: 10.1111/medu.13934
  4. Andersson, M. & Weurlander, M. (2019) Peer review of laboratory reports for engineering students. European Journal of Engineering Education, 44(3):417-428. DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2018.1538322
  5. Barman, L., Naimi-Akbar, I., McGrath, C. & Weurlander, M. (2018) Engineering teachers' approaches to design and deliver inclusive teaching in flexible learning spaces. In IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) 2018. Pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2018.8658810
  6. Weurlander, M., Lönn, A., Seeberger, A., Broberger, E., Hult, H. & Wernerson, A. (2018) How do medical and nursing students experience emotional challenges during clinical placements? International Journal of Medical Education, 9:74-82. DOI: 10.5116/ijme.5a88.1f80

Senast uppdaterad: 11 september 2020

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