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The Research Groups at the Department of Education

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Adult Learning

Focuses on learning in formal educational settings such as Adult education, Higher education and “Folkbildning” as well as informal learning as part of adults’ daily lives.

Karriärvägledning

Career Development and Guidance

The research area has two focuses: first, pedagogical work aimed at guiding youth and adults through their questions surrounding education, occupation, and career choices, both as individuals and as groups, in relation to these questions. The second research focus is on educational policy development, institutional practices, as well as individual and group approaches (not least in relation to the structured conditions tied to social positions, and identities, such as class, gender, ethnicity, and ability).

CMC

Competences for Modern Citizenship

The research group of competences for modern citizenship (CMC) defines competence as individuals who have knowledge, skill and attitude, and can further ‘reflect and act’ in various situations. The research focus of the CMC research group includes the aspects of teaching practices (teachers' competences on developing students' CMC and the related teaching and assessment methods) and learning environments (students' CMC development through different teaching design, assessment strategies and formal/informal/non-formal learning contexts).

Högre utbildning

Higher Education Learning and Practice

The research group on Higher Education Learning and Practice at Stockholm University engages in theoretical and empirical research on different aspects of higher education. Key research topics include students’ and teachers’ learning and teaching processes in different higher education settings, but also conditions for academic development, with a particular focus on the complex relationship between educational leadership, the organization of teaching and its implication for student learning in higher education. The group runs the Swedish Higher Education Research Network (SHERN) which hosts the SHERN seminar that offers researchers within the field of higher education regular opportunities to present and discuss ongoing research work within the field.

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History of Education and Sociology of Education

This departmental research group is supported by a common interest in the meaning and evolution of educational systems. The changing conditions of education are highlighted both historically and in present-day terms, on a conceptual and policy level, as well as in practice and as implemented political policies.

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International Studies

This research group focuses on the intersection between theory, policy and pedagogy applied to the comparative and international inquiry of global educational issues. The research approach rests on the historical tradition established in the field and involves the empirical investigation of cross-national, -local and institutional dimensions of educational development, planning, reform, delivery and assessment.

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Leadership and Organization of Schools

The research group focuses on the governance, organization, improvement and leadership of pre-schools and schools. The members of the group publish their work and contribute to the field Educational Leadership, Management and Administration nationally and internationally. One strand that ties the group together is a focus on schools rather than the school. This indicates openness and sensitivity to empirical diversity and the importance of moving away from views of schools as stable and uniform phenomena.

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Multimodal Analysis of Interaction and Learning

The group study descriptions of direct or indirect interaction between participants where learning occurs. We analyze actions, objects and structures that can be seen as expressions of, or resources for, meaning making and learning.

Organisationspedagogik

Organization Pedagogics

This research group is one of the leading groups in Swedish research in Education related to organizations and working life. Internationally the group contributes to research within workplace learning, organizational learning and learning organization. Researchers within the group study work place learning, organizational change and learning in organizations from different theoretical points of departure and with different research approaches and methods.

Flykting Syrien

Pedagogy and Health

A number of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches are represented in the research group. It comprises studies of social and cultural notions about health and illness, as well as studies of how such notions are constructed in everyday life and exerts influence on people’s lives. This is explored in, for example, the encounters between caregivers and patients, and the individuals’ sense making regarding their own health.

Yrkesutbildning Katarina Lagercrantz

Vocational Education and Training (VET/YL)

The research group VET/YL focuses on issues within Vocational Education and Training (VET), a well-established international field of research that studies questions of skills, qualifications, competences and professional knowledge in relation to early VET, upper secondary as well as adult VET, and advanced VET.