Research at the Faculty of Educational Sciences
The Faculty of Education is Norway’s only integrated educational science institution, and one of the largest institutions dedicated to educational research in Europe.
About our research
Our research areas cover a substantial part of the broader field of educational science. The faculty has traditionally focused on socialization and education, teaching and learning within the educational system as a whole, within the family environment and individuals as members of social systems.
These theoretical underpinnings have laid the groundwork for more recent interdisciplinary research on digital learning environments, on leadership of educational institutions, and on professional learning and knowledge management within both private and public sector institutions.
Within the broad spectrum of research areas that the education field spans, the faculty has prioritized the following:
Prioritized research areas
- Classroom research and subject didactics
- Educational leadership, school reform and education governance
- Comparative and international educational research
- Humanities studies in education
- Higher education and professional learning
- Modern childhood and research on young individuals
- Language development, text comprehension and literacy
- Special needs educational research
- ICT and Learning
The last area is intended to be found through the other eight areas.