post doctoral at Department of Information Technology, Division of Computer Systems
Anne-Kathrin Peters is a member of the Computing Education Research Group (UpCERG). Her research aims at a better understanding of values, norms, and identities in computing education, as well as how it affects personal development. Goals are a more inclusive learning environment that supports learners to contribute to the sustainable development of our society.
Anne is teaching and developing courses at the IT department. Her research has informed course and curriculum development.
Keywords: diversity gender sustainable development identity computing education equity longitudinal socio-cultural learning theories values norms power
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Anne-Kathrin Peters defended her PhD thesis titled "Learning Computing at University: Participation and Identity: A Longitudinal Study" in Dec 2017.
Anne-Kathrin Peters received her M.S.Ed.(honours), and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She completed two years of teacher training in Berlin. During her PhD studies, she has written a number of publications on computing students' experiences of participation in the discipline, and been part of several international collaboration projects. She has been a member of the program committee for the Koli International Conference and she is a reviewer for a number of other international conferences and journals.
1. A longitudinal study of computer science and engineering IT students': 23 students have been followed through their first three years of university education. Students essays, individual interviews and group interviews have been analysed. The results are insights into computing identity, as something negotiated in social interaction, and implications for student trajectories. Planned for 2019: A follow-up on the students, 5 years after the end of the longitudinal study (aiming to understand their work situations and meaning making).
2. Establishing dialogues to understand and broaden identity: An ethnographic study of two courses in the second study year, deepening prior research on identity and establishing dialogues with students, teachers, and teacher assistants for an improved understanding of identity and to explore opportunities to broaden identity.
3. Investigating IT for sustainability courses and exploring possibilities to integrate sustainability questions in computing education.
4. Innovations for a sustainable society (Vinnova project application): Inter-disciplinary research project with researchers from different disciplines within technology, natural science, and social science. The aim is to understand how to include diverse citizens in the movement towards a more sustainable society.
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