Research Staff Interests

Dr Lars Bang  Jensen

Biography

I am a Research Fellow in STEM Education. I spent ten years working as a special education teacher in Denmark, teaching STEM subjects in special education. During which time I completed a Masters in Education (psychology) on problems regarding sign use in a TEACCH-oriented practice. My research focuses on sociological and philosophical investigations of science education, in order to develop new methodological and theoretical insights that can help practitioners and researchers understand and develop their practice. My Doctoral work was a large four-year quantitative and qualitative study of the choice of STEM careers in rural areas in Denmark. I developed new ways of theorising and conceptualising the problem of mobility in STEM education and beyond. My current work is concerned with repositioning concepts from science education research to a framework drawing upon Deleuze and Spinoza, which potentially captures a more adequate way of examining the problems of equality and reproduction related to STEM education. Additionally, I work with the development and use of Russian Activity-Theory, as an integral part of my sociological and philosophical investigations.

 

 

 

 

Position/Post: Research Fellow
Tel: 0161-247-2093
Email: L.Jensen@mmu.ac.uk
Location: Brooks Building