Dr. Konrad J. Schönborn, PhD MRSB

Associate Professor / Docent


Updated: 13 Feb. 2020

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I’m an Associate Professor (Docent) of Visualization and Media Technology at Linköping University, Sweden, and Scientific Leader of the Swedish National Graduate School in Science 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

Ten most recent publications:

Höst, G., Palmerius, K., & Schönborn, K. (Accepted for pub.). Nano for the public: An exploranation perspective. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (Special Issue—Visualization in Public Spaces). [doi:10.1109/MCG.2020.2973120].

Flint, J., Lundin Palmerius, K., Höst, G., & Schönborn, K. (Accepted for pub.). Virtual nanoworlds for learning. To appear In: K. Sattler (Ed.). 21st Century Nanoscience—A Handbook. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis.

Otterborn, A., Schönborn, K.J., & Hultén, M. (2019). Investigating preschool educators’ implementation of computer programming in their teaching practice. Early Childhood Education Journal. [doi:10.1007/s10643-019-00976-y] [PDF]

Haglund, J., & Schönborn, K. (2019). The pedagogical potential of infrared cameras in biology education. American Biology Teacher, 81(7), 520-523. [doi:10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.520] [PDF]

Hallström, J., & Schönborn., K.J. (2019). Models and modelling for authentic STEM education: reinforcing the argument. International Journal of STEM Education, 6(22). [doi:10.1186/s40594-019-0178-z] [PDF]

Larsson, A., Stafstedt, M., & Schönborn, K.J. (2019). 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. Cham: Springer, pp. 73-89. [doi:10.1007/978-3-030-17219-0_5]

Otterborn, A., Schönborn, K., & Hultén, M. (2019). Surveying preschool teachers’ use of digital tablets: general and technology education related findings. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 29, 717-737. [doi:10.1007/s10798-018-9469-9] [PDF]

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—Biology Education), 8(4), 166 [doi:10.3390/educsci8040166] [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]


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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