We are happy to offer a free Ph.D.-Course in qualitative methodologies in Science Education at the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, October 22th-26th 2018. Registration is free of charge; participants are required to cover any and all costs pertaining to travel, room and board during the course
It is a great pleasure to present a list of international expert scholars as course-teachers:
Professor Michael J. Reiss, University College London
Professor Angela Calabrese Barton, Michigan State University
Professor Anna Danielsson, Uppsala University Associate
Professor Henriette Holmegaard, University of Copenhagen
Associate Professor Lene Møller Madsen, University of Copenhagen
Science education research has previously been dominated by a quantitative regime applied by science researchers. However, the use of qualitative methods has gained momentum and belongs to a growing area within the field. The area is growing both because the field of science education are moving towards asking explorative questions as why and how (as for example why do young people struggle to see themselves in science) but also because the cross-disciplinary field of science education draws on both natural science knowledge and theories and methodologies from social science and the humanities. Hence, doctoral students within science education research are working in a cross-disciplinary field with no clear traditions or guidelines of how to design qualitative studies. This course addresses these challenges by offering an in-depth exploration of qualitative methods within the field of science education. It will provide tools, knowledge and guidelines to the doctoral students in general and more particular support the doctoral students in developing their own methodologies. The course focuses specifically on the use of qualitative methods in science education, why doctoral students within science education research will have first priority. However, it will also include issues related to educational research in general, why students from related research areas as educational research in general are encouraged to apply as well. The course will take place at the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen and it will last one full week (3 ECTS).