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Asgeir Tryggvason

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303857

Room: F3205

About Asgeir Tryggvason

Ásgeir Tryggvason is a senior lecturer and PhD in education at Örebro University.

In his research he explores the role of emotions/passions, identities and conflicts in citizenship education. His is interested in questions about “the political” in education and has written about agonism and populism as educational approaches to the "the political". Currently he has been writing about the role of political emotions in environmental and sustainability education.

He is a member of the research group ESERGO and is also active in the international research group Public Pedagogy and Sustainability Challenges. During 2015-2020 he was a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Utbildning & Demokrati [Education & Democracy]. 

Since 2011 he has been teaching at the teacher education program, mainly on courses about curriculum theory and didactics (Didaktik).


Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries | 

Articles in journals

Arneback, E. , Bergh, A. & Tryggvason, Á. (2021). On Teachers’ Professionalism When Colleagues Express Racism: Challenges and Choices. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1-12.
Tryggvason, Á. (2021). Why agonists should stop discussing with deliberative theorists. Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics, 8 (1), 33-50.
Tryggvason, Á. (2019). How to End a Discussion: Consensus or Hegemony?. Democracy & Education, 27 (2), 1-5.
Mårdh, A. & Tryggvason, Á. (2017). Democratic Education in the Mode of Populism. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 36 (6), 601-613.
Tryggvason, Á. (2017). The Political as Presence: On Agonism in Citizenship Education. Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 24 (3), 252-265.

Articles, book reviews

Tryggvason, Á. (2021). The public pedagogy of Donald Trump. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 29 (3), 513-516.

Chapters in books

Tryggvason, Á. & Öhman, J. (2020). Kunskap + värde = sant. In: Andreas Fejes och Magnus Dahlstedt, Perspektiv på skolans problem: Vad säger forskningen? (pp. 393-406). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Tryggvason, Á. & Öhman, J. (2019). Deliberation and agonism: Two different approaches to the political dimension of environmental and sustainability education. In: Katrien Van Poeck, Leif Östman and Johan Öhman, Sustainable Development Teaching: Ethical and Political Challenges (pp. 115-124). Milton Park and New York: Routledge.
Tryggvason, Á. & Mårdh, A. (2019). Political emotions in environmental and sustainability education. In: Katrien Van Poeck, Leif Östman and Johan Öhman, Sustainable Development Teaching: Ethical and Political Challenges (pp. 234-242). Milton Park and New York, NY, USA: Routledge.
Tryggvason, Á. (2015). Politiska frågor i klassrummet. In: Carsten Ljunggren, Ingrid Unemar Öst & Tomas Englund, Kontroversiella frågor: Om kunskap och politik i samhällsundervisningen (pp. 61-76). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB.

Conference papers

Tryggvason, Á. , Sund, L. & Öhman, J. (2021). Schooling and ESE: Revisiting Stevenson’s argument from a pragmatist perspective. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2021), (Online Conference), September 6–10, 2021.
Tryggvason, Á. , Sund, L. & Öhman, J. (2021). The habit of schooling and the habit of inquiry in ESE. Paper presented at Nordisk forskningskonferanse om bærekraft i utdanning, Oslo, Norway, October 21–22, 2021.
Bergh, A. , Arneback, E. & Tryggvason, Á. (2020). On teachers professional ambivalence´when colleagues express racism. Paper presented at AERA, American Educational Research Association, San Fransisco, USA, April 17-21, 2020 (Conference cancelled).
Bergh, A. , Arneback, E. & Tryggvason, Á. (2018). Do Teachers have a Responsibility to act when Colleagues Express Racism?. Paper presented at AERA Annual Meeting (AERA 2018), New York, USA, April 13-17, 2018.
Arneback, E. , Jämte, J. , Bergh, A. , Wiklund, M. , Englund, T. & Tryggvason, Á. (2017). Session: Att motverka rasism inom utbildningsväsendet . Paper presented at Rasism och Välfärd, CEMFOR, Uppsala, Sweden, October 11-13, 2017.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Tryggvason, Á. (2018). Om det politiska i samhällskunskap: Agonism, populism och didaktik. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.