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Group Leader

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Mats Daniels PhD, Professor

Research Interests

  • Learning in international open ended group project settings
  • How to promote and assess students development of professional competencies
  • Quality assessment of educational programs

Senior Researchers

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Anders Berglund, PhD

Research Interests

  • How students learn computer science
  • Methodological rigour, particularly in qualitative research approaches
  • How computing is understood by students in various social and cultural contexts
  • Improve teaching of computing to diversified student cohorts

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Åsa Cajander PhD, Professor

Research Interests

  • How to assess professional competences
  • Coaching as a learning strategy
  • Students generated learning material
  • Action Research as a methodological framework

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Anna Eckerdal PhD, Associate Professor

  • How students learn computer programming
  • The role of hands-on in learning to program
  • The relationship between learning theory and learning practice in the lab
  • Threshold concepts in Computer Science
  • What students know about software design, and how they learn it

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Lars-Åke Nordén PhD

  • Computer Science and Computational Thinking in K-12 education
  • Self-efficacy in CS among Teachers

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Aletta Nylén PhD

  • Development of professional competence
  • Communication in computer science education
  • Young learners' formal and informal computing education
  • MOOCs in computing education

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Arnold Pears PhD, Professor

Research Interests

  • Theories of knowledge construction in Computing
  • Research driven curriculum design and educational practice
  • Wireless and pervasive systems to support learning of Computing

PhD Students

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Virginia Grande

Research Interests

  • Role models
  • Identity
  • Equity / Broadening participation

Academic Sites

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Kristina von Hausswolff

Research Interests

  • How students learn computer programming
  • Learning through practice in the CS lab
  • Pragmatic perspective on teaching and learning

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Tina Vrieler

Research Interests

  • Understanding children's motivation, interest development and aspirations in computer science (CS)
  • Out-of-school/informal learning of CS
  • Science Identity
  • Digital and Science Capital
  • Research methodologies
Updated  2021-09-07 11:20:17 by Mats Daniels.