UmSER - Umeå Science Education Research
UMSER is a research group with participants from several departments at Umeå University. Our research interest can be described from two perspectives – the learning situation and the learner.
We are interested in what impact content and work forms have on students’ learning and motivation. Assessment is then important. A learning situation can be socio-scientific issues, labs, group discussions about context rich problems and computer simulations. We are also interested in how different students develop interest and learning. Most of our research projects have strong links between development and research and the results have potential to be important for work at different educational levels. This does not mean that each project is directly connected to a specific practice but we work with issues that are important for development of teaching and learning.