Department of Information Technology

Anne-Kathrin Peters

post doctoral at Department of Information Technology, Division of Computer Systems

+4618-471 3453
Visiting address:
Room POL 19219 Lägerhyddsvägen 7, hus 19
SE-752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 337
751 05 UPPSALA

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Anne-Kathrin Peters is a member of the Computing Education Research Group (UpCERG). Her research aims at a better understanding of the dynamics between social structures and individual development in computing education. Anne-Kathrin Peters works with equity issues, her research provides insights into how to prepare computing students to contribute to the sustainable development of society.

As a teacher, Anne-Kathrin Peters has contributed to course development, she has supervised thesis work.

Keywords: sustainability diversity gender identity computing education equity longitudinal

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Anne-Kathrin Peters defended her PhD thesis titled "Learning Computing at University: Participation and Identity: A Longitudinal Study" in Dec 2017.

Anne-Kathrin Peters received her M.S.Ed.(honours), and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She completed two years of teacher training in Berlin. During her PhD studies, she has written a number of publications on computing students' experiences of participation in the discipline, and been part of several international collaboration projects. She has been a member of the program committee for the Koli International Conference and she is a reviewer for a number of other international conferences and journals.


Research projects:

1. A longitudinal study of computer science and engineering IT students': 23 students have been followed through their first three years of university education. Students essays, individual interviews and group interviews have been analysed. The results are insights into computing identity, as something negotiated in social interaction, and implications for student trajectories.

2. Establishing dialogues to understand and broaden identity: An ethnographic study of two courses in the second study year, deepening prior research on identity and establishing dialogues with students, teachers, and teacher assistants for an improved understanding of identity and to explore opportunities to broaden identity.

3. Innovations for a sustainable society (Vinnova project application): Inter-disciplinary research project with researchers from different disciplines within technology, natural science, and social science. The aim is to understand how to include diverse citizens in the movement towards a more sustainable society.

4. Understanding changes in high schools as digital competencies are introduced in high schools: Exploring teachers' experiences.


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Updated  2016-02-29 13:25:11 by Anne-Kathrin Peters.