Department of Science Education > About the Department
About the Department
The Department of Science Education (DSE) is positioned under the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen, and is the largest science didactics unit in Denmark.
The teaching and learning of science subjects carries special didactical challenges, and DSE works to meet and make perceptable these challenges through research, teaching, development, and communication within a broad range of science didactics situations.
The Department caters to all education levels, but maintains a special focus on the second and third levels. Furthermore, research is conducted on learning in informal learning enviroments such as museums and science centres and possible connections between such environments and learning in school and university settings.
DSE was established on Febraury 1st, 2007 as a continuation of the former Centre for Science Education (CND). Read more about the background and history of the Department.