Stein Dankert KolstÝ is a professor of science education and a teacher† educator at the University of Bergen, Norway. He was a teacher of science and mathematics in secondary schools before doing his Ph.D. on scientific literacy. He is currently the principal investigator of
Project Argument involving local science teachers and school authorities. He is the author of several papers on argumentation, critical thinking, and scientific inquiry in science education and co-author of several books on these topics for science teachers. In recent years he has taken a special interest in science teaching using dialogue activities to develop studentsí ability to construct and critically evaluate science-based arguments involved in socioscientific issues.