Martina Nieswandt, associate professor in the School of Education's Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was an invited visiting scholar to the University of Bremen, Germany, in January and February.
During her stay, she worked with elementary pre-service teachers on topics such as gender and science, and scientific literacy in a course taught by professor Brunhilde Marquardt-Mau. Besides working with colleagues in science education, Nieswandt gave a presentation to faculty and students on "Motivational and affective variables influencing science teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms."
Marquardt-Mau, whose area of scholarship is in elementary science education, will visit UMass Amherst during her sabbatical in April and May and work on finalizing a collaborative project with Nieswandt.
Photo: Associate professor in math, science and learning technologies Martina Nieswandt, second from right, works with students at University of Bremen, Germany, where she was visiting scholar.