Mikael Gustafsson is active with research on teacher students' prior knowledge and attitudes about geography through the DISA project. Teacher students’ previous knowledge in geography give an indication of how geography teaching works in school and upper secondary school, as well as whether the relevant steering documents have been considered.
Multifunctional outdoor environments for health and sustainability, a study of collaboration process for strengthened ecosystem services, including Forest Gardens at school. Research area include ESD (Education for Sustainable Development).
Sustainability Education Research (SER)
Lärandepraktiker i och utanför skolan (LPS)
Mikael is employed as a senior lecturer in Geoscience at the School of Education and Communication since 2017. He is an educated teacher and teach at Teacher Education and Global Studies.
He presented his thesis “Recent and late Holocene development of the marine environment in three fjords on the Swedish west coast” in 2000. Then he worked as a “Marie Curie” postdoc at Christian Albrecht University in Kiel, Germany, in the EU-funded research program “Rapid global change during the cenomanian/turonian oceanic anoxic event: examination of a natural climatic experiment in earth history”.
Mikael is currently involved in a Linnaeus-Palme partnership with Rhodes University, South Africa. The partnership focusses on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which is an integrated part of Global Studies and in Teacher Education.