Science and Engineering Education Research

Science and Engineering Education Research (NT-didaktik) is a meeting place for Mälardalen University activities and staff who are interested in this subject area.

The profile of this group is research that develops theory while staying close to practice, and in which we adhere to the definition “research developed in relation to the professional activities in the area of Educational Science. It can be research on applications or basic research”.

The practice-based research will be conducted in cooperation with schools and higher education institutions, especially the Teacher Education programmes. The focus on applications can be oriented towards development in such a way that it remains close to practice and legitimises professional experience in both teachers and researchers. It is natural for researchers and teachers to work together, on the basis of their professions, as equal partners with common issues. The partner schools that are connected to MDH through the Teacher Education programmes constitute one important network for us.

The research should be characterised by cooperation with other research groups within the subject area of didactics and pedagogy at Mälardalen University, as well as an open-mindedness in relation to different research perspectives.