Since 1878 Stockholm University (SU) has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. Here more than 70,000 students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences. Education and research at SU make a difference. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Our researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies. To date, there are various courses and programs involved in teacher education at SU. The Department of Education is now educating over 2500 active students (pre- and in-service teachers) from undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to the various courses and programs, a number different workshops and seminars are organized by SU to enhance teachers’ professional competence yearly round.
Partner 19 [SU]
Teacher Professional Development -Primary Education (WP2, leader)
Prof. Dr. Shu-Nu Chang Rundgren is a professor of didactics in the Department of Education at Stockholm University (2015 – to date) and a professor of science education in the Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences (2011-2016) as well as the scientific leader of SMEER at KaU (2011-2014). As of autumn 2014, Prof. Chang Rundgren has moved her research projects gradually from KaU to the Department of Education at Stockholm University (SU). Her research includes teaching and learning about socio-scientific issues (involving subjects of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and technology) and argumentation, cognitive psychology, science communication, teacher education and scientific literacy for responsible citizenship. Prof. Chang Rundgren has also been involved in different research projects and cooperates internationally with colleagues in Taiwan, Hong-Kong, Norway, UK and Sweden. Since 2012, Prof. Chang Rundgren leads the EU project, PROFILES in Sweden; PROFILES includes more than 20 countries involved in teacher’s professional development regarding inquiry-based science education with a focus on science in social contexts. In PARRISE project, Prof. Chang Rundgren is the leader for WP2 with a focus of primary education.
Dr. Carl-Johan Rundgren is an associate professor in science education in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Stockholm University. His research interests are biology and chemistry education research in relation to socio-scientific issues and visualization. He also has teaching experiences in biology and environmental sciences in upper secondary education as well as in teacher education programs and environmental science at university.