PhD-courses in science education and didactics 


Questions regarding courses and registration can be directected to Nadja Nordmaj (course secretary) or Marianne Achiam (vice head of department, teaching). 

Advanced Didactics of Mathematics (DidMatV) - 7,5 ECTS

The course enables the student to become familiar with a selection of current theories and methods in the didactics of mathematics.       

Content analysis in Mathematics and Science Education - 5 ECTS             

Participants will be provided with examples and methods for content analysis as part of research in didactics of mathematics and science, with a special emphasis on praxeological analysis in the sense of the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic.

Introduction Course for New PhD Students (generic course) - 3 ECTS. WE ARE SORRY BUT DUE TO COVID-19 WE CANNOT OFFER THIS COURSE

The aim of the course is to offer PhD fellows competences to manage their project, their research education, their work/life balance and collaborate with their supervisor(s). Participants will achieve an overview of their study and the skills and competences necessary to become a mature and independent researcher.

Introduction to University Pedagogy (IUP) - 3 ECTS

This intensive introductory course provides participants with the basic theory and practical skills to improve the quality of their own teaching. Through lesson exercises, participants will experience a variety of teaching and recieve feedback on their own teaching.

Qualitative methods in Science Education - 3 ECTS

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.

Supervision of BSc and MSc students - 1 ECTS 

The focus of the course is on the supervision of BSc and MSc students who are doing their bachelor’s project or Master’s thesis or who are doing other kinds of projects under supervision.

Writer Development - 5 ECTS

This course focuses on writers' understanding of their own process on writing. The course provides participants with a toolbox to help them take control of their writing process and feedback needs. 

Writing to get published in STEM education research - 5 ECTS

The course introduces the participants to strategic and meta-strategic considerations when publishing in an international context. Participants are given basic tools and foci for scholarly writing. Participants will acquire knowledge of norms, academic genres and bad practice. Further, participants will learn how to respond to reviews; including simulated reviews on writings from the course lecturers. They will have a peer and professionally reviewed article ready to correct and submit by the end of the course.