Maja Elmgren

Universitetslektor vid Institutionen för kemi - Ångström, Fysikalisk kemi

E-post:
maja.elmgren[AT-tecken]kemi.uu.se
Telefon:
018-471 1332
Mobiltelefon:
070-4250987
Besöksadress:
Ångströmlaboratoriet
Lägerhyddsvägen 1
751 20 UPPSALA
Postadress:
Box 523
751 20 UPPSALA

pedagogisk utvecklare vid Avdelningen för kvalitetsutveckling, Enheten för universitetspedagogik

E-post:
Maja.Elmgren[AT-tecken]kemi.uu.se
Telefon:
018-471 1332
Mobiltelefon:
070-4250987
Besöksadress:
von Kraemers allé 1A
Postadress:
Box 2136
75002 Uppsala

Kort presentation

Min nuvarande forskning rör högre utbildning, från akademiskt ledarskap till studenters förståelse av vetenskaplig modellering. Jag undervisar på kurser i kemi för studenter, i ämnesdidaktik för universitetslärare och i akademiskt ledarskap. Sedan starten 2009 leder jag TUR, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakultetens universitetspedagogiska råd.

Uppsala teknolog- och naturvetarkårs förtjänstmedalj i guld 2011
Uppsala universitets pedagogiska pris 2001

Akademiska meriter: FD, docent, excellent lärare

Nyckelord: physics education research universitetspedagogik pedagogisk utveckling pedagogiskt ledarskap educational development educational leadership academic teaching ämnespedagogik kemins didaktik chemistry education research fysikens didaktik

Mina kurser

Biografi

Jag är universitetslektor i fysikalisk kemi och pedagogisk utvecklare. Sedan starten 2009 leder jag TUR, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakultetens universitetspedagogiska råd.

Några av de forskningsprojekt jag är involverad i rör ledning av högre utbildning, bedömning inom forskarutbildningen, akademins syn på pedagogisk skicklighet, studenters lärande av termodynamik och kinetik, samt utveckling av kemiutbildningar genom internationell samverkan. Jag har också skrivit boken Universitetspedagogik, med den engelskspråkiga versionen Academic Teaching, som används på universitetspedagogiska kurser vid de flesta stora lärosäten i Sverige.

Utmärkelser: Uppsala teknolog- och naturvetarkårs förtjänstmedalj i guld 2011, Uppsala universitets pedagogiska pris 2001.

Forskning

My research profile has expanded, from research in physical chemistry, to chemistry and physics education research and also into the broad field of higher education.

Research in physical chemistry: I have studied photoelectrochemistry, fundamental characteristics of amperometric biosensors, as well as electrochemical properties and diffusion of redox active molecules in self-assembled systems, resulting in ten articles in international peer-review journals.

Chemistry and physics education research: I initiated and led an international research project, funded by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), with participants from seven countries in three continents, in which chemistry bachelor programs in Europe, Australia and the USA were compared, and critically evaluated. Cultural aspects has been studied in two different settings, one in which we explored how students’ encounter with quantum mechanics contributes to their development towards becoming physicists, and another where we in a VR-funded project investigate university science teachers as teacher educators and how science content and culture are manifested in teacher education. I have also initiated a study performed in collaboration with colleagues in physics education research, on student understanding of entropy the entropy concept before and after a course in chemical thermodynamics. Thermodynamics is also the focus of an ongoing project regarding how learning challenges can be overcome through exploration of thermal phenomena with infrared cameras. Finally I am involved in studies concerning students’ understanding of scientific modelling, especially in the areas of kinetics and thermodynamics. These projects have given rise to seven articles in international peer-review journals, as well as several conference contributions.

Research in higher education: I am interested in the constant development and formation of academia, be it through collegial leadership, strategic efforts or gatekeeping functions. In line with that, I have investigated the roles of educational leaders at department level, strategic leadership and assessment in doctoral education, and the decisive processes as hiring and promotion of academics. This has resulted in an article, reports and papers in conference proceedings. Furthermore, I have authored a book on academic teaching, condensing research on academic teaching and learning.

Publikationer

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