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.
Beach, D. (2020). Citizenship (and) Inequality.. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-14.
Chapter in book
Bergnehr, D. and Wahlström Henriksson, H. (2020). Hardworking women: representations of lone mothers in the Swedish daily press.
Article in journal
Beach, D. (2020). Maybe one in a hundred or one in a thousand in theneoliberal, new-managerial university!.
Aarnikoivu, M., Mahon, K., Agnafors, M., Hoffman, D. and Angervall, P. (2019). Another higher education journal - Really?. Boras , pp. 1-9.
Angervall, P. and Simonsson, A. (2019). Assembling Gender Equality? Potentials and borders for gender equality work in Higher Education. Göteborg.
Angervall, P. and Silfver, E. (2019). Assembling lines in research education: Challenges, choices and resistance among Swedish doctoral students.
Henning Loeb, I., Langelotz, L. and Rönnerman, K. (2019). Att utveckla utbildningspraktiker. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Bergnehr, D. (2019). Barnperspektiv, barns perspektiv och barns aktörskap - en begreppsdiskussion. , pp. 49-61.
Beach, D. and Vigo Arrazola, M. (2019). Between inclusion as a social need and inclusion as a market value in rural schools. Tensions and contradictions.
Beach, D. (2019). Bought privileges, educational segregation, status and prestige. , pp. 804-826.
Researchers at the University of Borås will now study the market for teacher skills development and they have chosen a somewhat different method; they will study invoices from three strategically selected municipalities.
The journal is committed to research aimed at the transformation of existing practices and conditions in higher education.
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 Working Life and Science (CAV)
We focus on issues related to working li...
Centre for Welfare Studies (CVS)
A goal at CVS is to contribute to a sust...
Confessional education in secular contexts
Start date: 5/1/2018 - End date: 6/30/2020
Following invoices - finding professional learning
Start date: 1/1/2020 - End date: 12/31/2023
Financier: Swedish Research Council
Knowledge overview on the theme Scientific basis and proven experience in practice
Start date: 6/10/2019 - End date: 2/28/2020
Financier: The Swedish National Agency for Education
Religion and culture as phenomena in inclusion work
Start date: 8/1/2019 - End date: 6/1/2020
Financier: Region Västra Götaland - VGR
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
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
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, The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR
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
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
Pedagogy, Education and Praxis (PEP): Reclaiming education in an era of schooling
Start date: 12/6/2016 - End date: 12/31/2019
Research on the NAP project (Network Activity and Participation)
Start date: 1/1/2019 - End date: 2/1/2020
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
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
Youth and social inclusion
Start date: 9/1/2008 - End date: 12/31/2011
Post Retirement Professor;
Andersson, Peter A
Bergnell Karlsson, Anneli
Messina Dahlberg, Giulia
Pastorek Gripson, Märtha
Doctoral Student; Lecturer;
Lecturer; Doctoral Student;
Strömberg Jämsvi, Susanne
Bergmann Selander, Helena