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Research groups A to Z

The research group BESD serves to develop research-based knowledge about a diversity of psychosocial difficulties, reasons for the difficulties, and relevant interventions in the both of national and international contexts.

A pair of childrens shoes in the sand. Foto

The main focus of COSER is the relationship between education and today's complex sustainable development issues.

Our main goal is to raise knowledge on communicative developmental and learning processes in order to contribute in the development of effective intervention for children, youth and adults with language and communication difficulties. 

How do actors at school level collaborate to realize the overarching societal mission of schooling? This is one of the questions the group will be focusing on. Illustration photo of school leaders talking by : Shane Colvin/ UV.

The aim of the research group is to generate knowledge of nationally and internationally relevant key policy issues and educational problems. The fundamental questions addressed are positioned among education policy, public administration, and pedagogy, in which studies of educational reform and leadership in compulsory and upper secondary education are central.

FREMO serves to build up an internationally recognizable profile in the field of educational measurement, and address issues of specific relevance for measurement in the Norwegian context.

The research group Humanities Studies in Pedagogy (HumStud) engages primarily in philosophical and historical analysis of formal and informal education.

The HEDWORK group consists of senior researchers and research fellows who conduct research in higher education and work settings.

The research group “Large-scale Educational Assessment” (LEA) is aimed at developing and validating large-scale assessments, addressing relevant questions in education based on large-scale assessment data, and disseminating the findings obtained from large-scale assessment data analysis to a broad audience.

Our research represents various fields within educational psychology, and focuses on individual differences in and the development of learning, motivation, and well-being.

LiNCon is an research group which aims at providing academic and broader audiences with research-based knowledge about the context in which children develop and acquire literacy and numeracy skills.  

Living and Learning in the Digital Age (LiDA) is a multidisciplinary research group that explores children and young people’s learning, use of technology and socialization in formal and informal learning contexts.

The research group's interest in instructional practices and students’ learning has led to a particular focus on classroom studies (Photo of classroom: colourbox).

How do knowledge cultures and instructional practices across subjects and settings promote student learning? What impact can different models of instruction have on student learning? These are two central, overarching questions for the research group SISCO.

I what way does new technology influence teaching and learning? Illustration photo of students working in groups: colourbox

The TEPEC research group is dedicated to the study of teachers’ professional development in educational programs.

The research group focus on different aspects of literacy, such as literacy among language minority children, beginning reading skills, oral discourse as a precursor for literacy, text comprehension among postsecondary students, and reading of multiple sources.