One of the prerequisites for developing a social and sustainable society is high quality education, from pre-school and primary school to vocational training and higher education.
Pedagogical work deals with issues of relevance to society in general and education in particular. The area contains pedagogical, general didactic and subject-didactic issues. The purpose is to contribute with knowledge that better allows us to understand the obstacles that may hinder us from taking advantage of the full potential of education, as well as knowledge in how such obstacles may be mastered and how to develop alternative possibilities.
Our research has a close attachment to the profession and to practice, and is based on issues primarily generated in pedagogical practices and professions. It also aims at problematising education from historical, contemporary, and future perspectives.
The research groups RCIW (Research and Capability in Inclusion and Welfare) and PAUS (Pedagogical work in education and society) have approximately 20 researchers currently working on these issues, often close to the practical school-oriented activities and in collaboration with the surrounding society as well as national and internationally established research groups.
One of the main goals for this area is to increase the number of teachers with doctoral degree within both the teacher education and the educational system. A doctoral studies program with focus on fulfilling the needs of schools and municipalities and to develop new collaborative forms between University and municipality within this field is important for University of Borås.
Four related areas create the subject of pedagogical work: teacher education and teacher work, didactics of schools subjects, preschool, preschool classes and after-school activities, including and excluding in pedagogical activities and finally the operations preschools, preschool classes and after-school activities.
In August, educational researchers travelled from all over the world to Borås to discuss their research and learn more about the research field. The meeting, jointly hosted by the University of Borås and Gothenburg University, was part of a bigger network activity, where the researchers work together to understand the educational activities that take place in schools and other educational contexts around the world.
Erikson, M., Erikson, M. and Punzi, E. (2018). A single-question qualitative bachelor’s programme evaluation.
Article in journal
Zimmerman, F. (2018). Det tillåtande och det begränsande. Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet.
Doctoral thesis, monograph
Beach, D. (2018). Die auswirkungen individualisierender tendensen im swedischen bildungssystem. , pp. 198-214.
Norlund, A. and Strömberg, M. (2018). En kritisk in- och utzoomning av ett hjärnbaserat synsätt på elever.. , pp. 18-33.
Erikson, M. (2018). Examinatorns akademiska ansvar. Borås: Högskolan i Borås.
Chapter in book
Aldrin, V. and Aldrin, E. (2018). Hur förmedlas kristendomen i läromedelstexter för gymnasieskolan?. Karlstad , pp. 23-44.
Erikson, M. and Erikson, M. (2018). Learning outcomes and critical thinking – good intentions in conflict.
Aldrin, V. (2018). Skolavslutningar i kyrkan och spelet om religion i svensk skola. Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag.
PAUS - Pedagogical work in education and society
The research addresses educational/didac...
RCIW - Research and Capability in Inclusion and Welfare
Research and Capability in Inclusion and...
Centre for Welfare Studies (CVS)
A goal at CVS is to contribute to a sust...
Centre for Working Life and Science (CAV)
We focus on issues related to working li...
Application of Spectral Segregation Index on small-scaled networks
Confessional education in secular contexts
Start date: 5/1/2018 - End date: 6/30/2020
Financier: University of Borås
Didethics and videopaper
Pedagogy, Education and Praxis (PEP): Reclaiming education in an era of schooling
Achievement and gender. On teaching, youth groups and local conditions
Start date: 1/1/2011 - End date: 12/31/2013
Active citizenship? On democratic education in the upper secondary school
Start date: 1/1/2007 - End date: 12/31/2010
Choice and development of work organisation and production systems
Start date: 1/1/2008 - End date: 12/31/2011
Financier: FAS - Swedish council for working life and social research
Collaboration model asylum seekers and newly arrived
Start date: 6/1/2017 - End date: 6/30/2018
Financier: Västra Götalandsregionen
Convention on Children's Rights viewed in a bilateral education context
Creativity and performativity in teaching and learning
Start date: 1/1/2005 - End date: 12/31/2006
Financier: The Swedish Research Council
End of term ceremonies held in churches – perspectives on a debated phenomenon
Start date: 8/1/2016 - End date: 12/31/2017
From neo-Fordism to post-Fordism in education and working life. In whose interests? A case-study of union education
Start date: 1/1/2004 - End date: 12/31/2006
Illustrations making meaning? Young pupils encountering explanatory pictures and models in science and mathematics education in primary school and pre-school
Start date: 10/23/2009 - End date: 12/31/2013
Inclusion for education
Start date: 1/1/2010 - End date: 6/30/2015
Financier: Essunga kommun, Sveriges kommuner och landsting
Inclusive and competitive? Working in the intersection between social inclusion and marketisation in upper secondary school
Start date: 1/1/2012 - End date: 12/31/2015
Financier: Swedish Research Council
Interpreting, defining and leading - a study of the changing mission of the Swedish preschool teacher
Start date: 1/1/2013 - End date: 12/31/2015
Material and social conditions in integrated classrooms
Start date: 1/1/2004 - End date: 12/31/2005
Meeting Place Norrby
Start date: 9/1/2016 - End date: 12/31/2017
Meeting Place Norrby II
Start date: 10/1/2016 - End date: 12/31/2017
Software industry in change
Start date: 11/26/2007 - End date: 12/31/2011
Stereotypes, naive theories, cultural norms and their potential and actual effects on meta cognitions and school results
Teacher Education for Inclusion
Start date: 1/1/2009 - End date: 12/31/2011
Financier: European Commission
The school debate in a didactic and sociological perspective
Start date: 8/15/2011 - End date: 10/15/2012
Theory and practice relationship in mentoring in Initial Teacher Education
Start date: 9/1/2009 - End date: 2/28/2011
Financier: Swedish Institute
Upper-Secondary Education as a Market
Start date: 1/1/2008 - End date: 4/30/2011
Youth and social inclusion
Start date: 9/1/2008 - End date: 12/31/2011
Post Retirement Professor
Foss Lindblad, Rita
Bergmann Selander, Helena
Post Retirement Senior Lecturer
Björkdahl Ordell, Susanne
Senior Lecturer; Doctoral Student
Doctoral Student; Lecturer
Bergnell Karlsson, Anneli
Lecturer; Doctoral Student
Strömberg Jämsvi, Susanne
Bendroth Karlsson, Marie