Ola Nordqvist

Educational Developer

Department of Biological & Environmental
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 7 B
41390 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 463
40530 Göteborg

About Ola Nordqvist

As an educational developer at the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, one of my main responsibilities is to oversee and instruct future biology teachers in subject didactics and methodology, guide their thesis work, and be in charge of in-service training courses during teacher education. In addition to my role as a subject teacher educator, I am also involved in the pedagogical and didactic development of the department's own courses and in supporting our teachers in their professional development.

I have a background as a long-time high school teacher, primarily in chemistry, biology, and biotechnology at the high school level. I have mainly taught at a high school here in Gothenburg but also spent a few years at a high school in Iowa, USA. I completed my doctoral studies in 2022 within the CUL's doctoral school, specializing in biology with a focus on educational science. My primary research interest was how personal values and ethical/moral considerations influence biology instruction at the high school level.