Research is crucial to understand how a society's educational system, beyond political and ideology rhetoric, works in reality.
Research in educational sciences
Research in educational sciences is also central to the development of methods and tools for teachers and other professional practitioners in teaching and education. In other words, research in educational sciences involves studies about liberal education, education, teaching, child raising, and learning. At Uppsala University research relevant to educational sciences is conducted at several departments in the disciplinary domains of humanities and social sciences, science and technology, and medicine.
Research in educational sciences at the Department of Education primarily involves fields relevant to understanding children, conditions for adolescents and adults, and conditions for learning. Moreover, researchers and doctoral candidates at the Department are associated with research groups at other Uppsala University departments and other higher-education institutions.