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.
Angervall, P. and Simonsson, A. (2019). Assembling Gender Equality? Potentials and borders for gender equality work in Higher Education. Göteborg.
Aldrin, V. (2019). Ecclesiastical Educational re-orientations.
Beach, D. and Dovemark, M. (2019). Equity and choice for newly arrived migrants. London: Routledge.
Chapter in book
Beach, D., Johansson, M., Öhrn, E., Rönnlund, M. and Rosvall, P. (2019). Rurality and education relations: Metro-centricity and local values inrural communities and rural schools. , pp. 19-33.
Article in journal
Beach, D., Fritzsche, B. and Kakos, M. (2019). Stigmatisation, identity, and educational exclusion in postindustrial societies: A qualitative synthesis of research from UK, Germany, and the Nordic countries. , pp. 54-67.
Norlund, A. (2019). The Research Field of Reality Environments in Education. , pp. 68-77.
Garrote Jurado, R. and Pettersson, T. (2018). A digital tool for improving enrolment and completion rate of Masters' Studies. Habana.
Erikson, M., Erikson, M. and Punzi, E. (2018). A single-question qualitative bachelor’s programme evaluation.
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
Pedagogy, Education and Praxis (PEP): Reclaiming education in an era of schooling
Start date: 12/6/2016 - End date: 12/31/2019
Active citizenship? On democratic education in the upper secondary school
Start date: 1/1/2007 - End date: 12/31/2010
Financier: Swedish Research Council
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: Region Västra Götaland - VGR
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, 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
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
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
Bergmann Selander, Helena
Andersson, Peter A
Björkdahl Ordell, Susanne
Messina Dahlberg, Giulia
Pastorek Gripson, Märtha
Doctoral Student; Lecturer
Bergnell Karlsson, Anneli
Strömberg Jämsvi, Susanne