Dr. Konrad J. Schönborn, PhD MRSB

Associate Professor / Docent


Updated: 12 Apr. 2019

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I’m an Associate Professor (Docent) of Visualization and Media Technology in the Dept. of Science and Technology, Linköping University, Sweden, and Coordinator of the Swedish National Graduate School in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (FontD). Research interests:

learning science with multiple representations, visual literacy, visualization and learning, multimodality, models/modelling, multisensory virtual learning environments, translation across representations, representational competence, bio/chemistry-, biology-, nano-, physics education

Recent Publications:

Larsson, A., Stafstedt, M. & Schönborn, K.J. (In Press). Heat angels and paper cups: Discovering pupils’ multimodal experiences of heat using thermal cameras. In: E. McLoughlin, O. Finlayson, S. Erduran, P. Childs (Eds.). Bridging Research and Practice in Science Education. London: Springer.

Haglund, J., & Schönborn, K. (Accepted for pub.). The pedagogical potential of infrared cameras in biology education. American Biology Teacher.

Dolo, G., Haglund, J., & Schönborn, K.J. (2018). Thermal cameras as a semiotic resource for inquiry in a South African township school context. Designs for Learning, 10(1), 123-134. [doi:10.16993/dfl.96] [PDF]

Höst, G., Schönborn, K., Fröcklin, H., & Tibell, L. (2018). What biological visualizations do science center visitors prefer in an interactive touch table? Education Sciences (Special Issue on Biology Education), 8(4), 166 [doi:10.3390/educsci8040166] [PDF]

Otterborn, A., Schönborn, K., & Hultén, M. (2018). Surveying preschool teachers’ use of digital tablets: general and technology education related findings. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. [doi:10.1007/s10798-018-9469-9] [PDF]

Svärd, J., Schönborn, K., & Hallström, J. (2017). Design of an authentic innovation project in Swedish upper secondary technology education. Australasian Journal of Technology Education, 4, 1-15 [doi: 10.15663/ajte.v4i1.48] [PDF]

Netzell, E., Jeppsson, F., Haglund, J., & Schönborn, K.J. (2017). Visualising energy transformations in electric circuits with infrared cameras. School Science Review, 98(364), 19-22 [Cover Issue] [PDF]

Schönborn, K.J., Höst, G.E., & Lundin Palmerius, K.E. (2016). Interaktiv visualisering av nanovärlden stödjer lärande. Resultatdialog 2016, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet, pp. 134-140 [PDF]

Schönborn, K.J., Höst, G.E., & Lundin Palmerius, K.E. (2016). Interactive visualization for learning and teaching nanoscience and nanotechnology. In: K. Winkelmann, B. Bhushan (Eds.), Global Perspectives of Nanoscience and Engineering Education. Basel: Springer, pp. 195-222 [doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31833-2_7] [PDF Preprint]

Schönborn, K.J., Höst, G.E., & Lundin Palmerius, K.E. (2016). Nano education with interactive visualization. Nano Today, 11(5), 543-546 [doi:10.1016/j.nantod.2015.10.006] [PDF Postprint]

Linköpings universitet

Inst. för teknik och naturvetenskap

Campus Norrköping

SE-601 74 Norrköping, Sweden

Contact information

E-mail: konsc{at}itn.liu.se


Phone: +46-11-36-3609

Fax: +46-11-36-3270


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