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Vetleseter Bøe, Maria

Maria Vetleseter Bøe (born 1978) did her undergraduate studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, with a Master of Science degree in theoretical physics. Between 2006 and 2011 she was a PhD fellow at the University of Oslo, Department for teacher training and school research, under the supervision of Professor Svein Sjøberg, Dr. Camilla Schreiner and Dr. Rolf Vegar Olsen. She submitted her PhD thesis in December 2011 entitled “What’s in it for me? Norwegian students’ choices of post-compulsory science in an expectancy-value perspective”. (The dissertation is currently under evaluation by the faculty.) The PhD work concerns choices of post-compulsory science in Norway, with emphasis on choices of physics, and is understood in the light of expectancy-value theory as well as sociological theories on late modernity. Participation in STEM, attitudes, identity and gender are key issues in the research. Bøe is currently employed at the Norwegian Centre for Science Education as a researcher.

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