The research questions which constitute the core of curriculum studies arise at the meeting point between specific subject-matter and the teaching and learning of that subject-matter which takes place under some form of activity. It is therefore of interest to study, for example, the content of the teaching and what justifies the selection of that content, who the teaching is aimed at and how their learning process works, how the subject-material is handled in the teaching and who has power over the selection process.
Curriculum studies as a field of research and area of knowledge therefore deals with questions found at the point of intersection between an area of activity or knowledge, and education, teaching, learning and socialisation.
Civics Education Design Lab (CEDEL)
The research group Civics Education Design Lab (CEDEL) carries out research with a special focus on design for teaching and learning about society, democracy and human rights. The research group examines global citizenship education from several perspectives. For example, CEDELs researchers examine students' knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to theories of human rights education, peace education and education for sustainable development.
Contact: Thomas Nygren
Laboratory for Teaching Practices (TePlab)
The Laboratory for Teaching Practices (TePlab) is an internationally networked research environment in the field of didactics that grew out of the research environment Studies of Meaning-making in Educational Discourses (SMED).
Research in mathematics education is about the content and methods of mathematics teaching. The common denominator of the group working in this field at Uppsala is the different types of texts used in mathematics teaching.
Science and technology education
The Department of Education has a long tradition of research in science and technology education. The research concerns teaching and learning at different levels, from preschool to higher education.
Studies of Language Practices
Within the research group STOLP a variety of research is conducted in combination with various developmental projects. The research focuses on different aspects of language practices in children and adolescents both in and out of school.
Contact: Jenny W. Folkeryd
Studies of COmparative Didactics (SCOD)
The members of the Research Group on Comparative Didactics study and compare teaching and learning within a number of different subject areas. Taking their starting point in methods of approach and results of studies within various fields of curriculum studies and education, they undertake comparisons and analyses aimed at creating knowledge relating to teaching, teaching content, learning and socialisation.
Scientific Director: Professor Jonas Almqvist
Social Sciences and Humanities Education (ÄDISH)
Teaching and learning geography, history, social studies and religion at all school levels is at the heart of the research conducted in ÄDISH.
Contakt: Thomas Nygren