Science Identity, Culture and Space (SICS)
The research group in Science Identity, Culture and Space explores the ways in which participants’ engagement in science education is situated within the cultures and spaces they are part of.
The research group in Science Identity, Culture and Space explores how children, young people and young adults participation and engagement in science education are related to on the one hand their resources and experiences and on the other hand the specific cultural contexts and particular spaces of their participation, including the cultures of different science disciplines and ranging from primary school through higher education.
The research produced by the group centers on understanding how participants with various backgrounds and ideas of potential desired futures, various interests and values and engagement-patterns are offered the opportunity to see themselves in as well as being recognised within science cultures. In particular, the group aim at studying the cultural practices that means some children and young people can see themselves in relation to different science disciplines and that they are recognised by others as legitimate participants, while other children and young people are prevented from gaining the same sense of belonging and recognition. Thus, the group focus on the way science-practices and norms are produced across science cultures and spaces and how they support and hinder identities within science. Science Identities are a key analytical lens used to approach how children, young people and young adults with various backgrounds, find viable ways of being included in doing science and becoming a scientist.
Internationalisation of Higher Education
Using a spatial approach, this project aims at exploring how internationalisation affects the perception of quality, relevance and learning in higher education and how these perceptions travel with mobile academics.
Period: 1/8 2019 – 31/12 2022
The project is part of ’Geographies of internationalisation’ funded by DFF, Independent Research Fund, Aarhus University. https://projects.au.dk/geoint/
Participants from the research group: Lene Møller Madsen
SCOPE is a national research programme, which examines the science capital of Danish children and young people as it develops over time. Science capital can help us understand how different children and young people's resources and prerequisites are connected with being recognized in STEM.
The project will allow for insights into children's and young people's educational choices and thoughts about a future with or without STEM. At the same time, an important part is to investigate how children and young people become knowledgeable, committed and critical citizens who can make decisions in their everyday lives in relation to science.
The project runs from 2019 to 2025, with a possibility for extension
Funded by: Villum Fonden, Novo Nordisk Fonden
Collaborators: KP, VIA University College, Astra and VIVE
Participants from the research group: Henriette T Holmegaard, Lars Ulriksen, Line Bruun Nicolaisen, Katia Kromann Nielsen, and Ene Ernst Hoppe
Beyond the Bachelor Degree
The project ‘Beyond the Bachelor Degree’ is a research project focusing on the choice and transition processes of university science students who are about to complete their bachelor degrees. Following the Bologna process, Danish university programmes now follow a 3+2 structure with a three years bachelor level and a two years master’s level. This means that students have to decide what to do when they have completed their bachelor degree. The choice process concerning this decision point has not previously been studied in a Danish context.
The project combines qualitative studies (including ethnographic fieldwork and interviews) at three university science bachelor programmes with quantitative analyses administrative data covering students’ study trajectories from 1993 to 2006. In the qualitative study there is a particular focus on the role of the study cultures at the three programmes when students consider what to choose. Another focus is the students’ reflections concerning present and future identities that are available or not depending on which choices the students make.
The project runs to 2021.
Funded by: Independent Research Fund Denmark,
Participants from the research group: Lars Ulriksen, Henriette T Holmegaard, Lene Møller Madsen and Katia Bill Nielsen. The quantitative study is carried out by Jens-Peter Thomsen from VIVE
The group aims to engage in research which contributes with guidelines and recommendations for science practices and policy-making. This is done through presentations, debates and cooperation with a range of actors.
For requests about specific presentations or corporation contact Henriette T. Holmegaard: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Andrea Fransiska Møller Gregersen||Research Assistant||+4535334255|
|Ene Ernst Hoppe||PhD Student||+4535334284|
|Henriette Tolstrup Holmegaard||Associate Professor||+4535320386|
|Katia Bill Nielsen||Research Assistant||+4535326581|
|Lene Møller Madsen||Associate Professor||+4535320459|
|Line Bruun Nicolaisen||Postdoc||+4535333962|