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Education is a wide-ranging science interested in the processes that shape and change people, both children and adults. Education research addresses issues of upbringing, education, learning and teaching, in formal and informal contexts alike. Knowledge is created about how and why values, knowledge and skills emerge, are maintained and change, and about how meaningful teaching- and education situations can be planned and realized.

How sport is organised affects society

How do sport organisations distribute power and resources? Read interview with professor Josef Fahlén.

Teachers important for pupils' motivation

Teachers can support motivation through the culture they create in the classroom, Anders Hofverberg shows.

To count on all students

Helena increases knowledge about preschool teacher's ability to follow pupils' mathematics learning.

Lisbeth Lundahl, TUV, is appointed honorary doctor

Lisbeth Lundahl, TUV, is appointed honorary doctor at the University of Turku

Applied Research in Digital Practices in Education
The research group's (U-GARD) work takes its starting point in the group members’ joint research interests in digital practices existing both outsi...
Research area: Educational sciences, Pedagogy
Didactics, evaluation and assessment
Research on didactics, evaluation and assessment has a long-established tradition at the Department of Education at Umeå University. It is organise...
Research area: Pedagogy
Gender and pedagogical processes in society
Researchers in the group Gender and Pedagogical Processes in Society (GePS) investigates gender and power in pedagogical processes in various...
Research area: Gender studies, Pedagogy
Leadership, organisation, and working life
Focus within Leadership, organisation, and working life (LOA) is on how individuals learn, are formed and changed in and through different working...
Research area: Pedagogy
Learning and ICT
Today Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is abundantly present in Swedish society and its pedagogics. Schools, universities, police and...
Research area: Pedagogy
Measurement in Behavioral Sciences
Measurement and assessment of knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes, regularly take place in our society, and especially in relation to...
Research area: Educational sciences, Pedagogy
Special education
At the Department of Education research is conducted with general educational issues in focus, that is, the processes by which human beings are...
Research area: Pedagogy
Sport Pedagogy
Sport is a popular leisure pursuit among girls and boys as well as among many adults in Sweden. In addition, physical education has been a compulso...