Educational Research Group

iEarth Research Group is special interest group within iEarth, where researchers, supervisors and doctoral students are welcome to participate, create and disseminate educational research ideas and outcomes, with the potential to inform educational development in Earth Science.

The overall idea is that the group should overcome geographical and disciplinary isolation and provide a safe academic environment of critical fields that support and inform each other and collaborate whenever appropriate. All interested are welcome. The iEarth doctoral students are core members (the mix of activities largely resemble a typical research school agenda). 

Upcoming initiatives currently include:

- webinars on research approaches provided by senior researchers
- seminars on the doctoral students’ research plans
- geo education literature mapping (PhD students)
- generic doctoral skills courses (PhD students)

Interested?

Please contact Anders Ahlberg, anders.ahlberg@lth.lu.se

PhD

PhD candidates form the backbone of our educational research efforts.

Julien Pooya Weihs

Julien Pooya Weihs

My project investigates the conceptual understanding of students in important topics of geophysics.

Rafael Kenji Horata

Rafael Kenji Horata

My Ph.D. project aims to provide an overview offield-based learning in Norway and Svalbard, focusing on the development of pedagogical experiments using immersive and non-immersive technologies to expand field teaching components digitally.

Jennie Mari Lundqvist

Jennie Mari Lundqvist

The aim of my PhD project is to describe, analyse, and develop the learning environment in geoscience education by gaining a deeper understanding for the formation and development of diciplinary spatio-temporal competency and their influence on individuals' ability to communicate and contextualize geoscience knowledge during a geoscientific career.

Dario Blumenschein

Dario Blumenschein

My PhD project is connected to the Focus Area 1 and aims to contribute to educational change theories byexploring and understanding the development of an on going educational change process both from the external perspective of the department in question and the internal perspective of the working group developing the change initiative.

Post Doc

Postdocs are vital to fulfilling the ambitions of the Educational Research Group

Kirsty Dunnett

Kirsty's a post-doc with iEarth, based in Oslo where she'll be working in Focus Areas 2 and 3. Her main interests are in supporting learning through student-centred classrooms and encouraging discussions of teaching on equal footing with research.

Kirsty Dunnett

Adjunct Professors

Adjunct Professors are keystone members of the iEarth community.

Mirjam Glessmer

Mirjam Glessmer

Mirjam Glessmer is an academic developer at Lund University. With iEarth, as an associate adjunct professor at the Geophysical Institute (UiB), she gladly returned to where she did research and taught during her postdoc in physical oceanography.

Torgny Roxå

Torgny Roxå

Torgny Roxå, is an associate professor at Lund University and has 30 years of experience in academic development. His research is focused upon strategic change in teaching cultures within higher education organizations, significant networks, and microcultures. He is an adjunct Professor for iEarth at UiO.

Catherine Bovill

Catherine Bovill

Catherine Bovill is Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement at the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh and adjunct associate professor at the department for Earth Science at UiB. Cathrine enhance student engagement focused on: developing student-staff relationships, interactive teaching and student engagement for all.

Anders Ahlberg

Anders Ahlberg

Anders Ahlberg is an associate professor at Lund University and is an adjunct professor at UiT. His early career was devoted to geoscience teaching and research before it turned to educational development in the STEM disciplines. Anders leads the iEarth research group.