Erik AnderssonTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303564
About Erik Andersson
Andersson has a Ph D in education, has worked as a teacher in secondary education and is at the moment associate professor in education.
Anderssons research takes place within the field of political socialization, citizenship/civic education, youth policy, political participation and public pedagogy. His research is directed towards youth and their ongoing political socialization and communication in (democratic) educational settings, youth political learning, youth political participation and action in the public sphere. He is especially intrerested in youth sport and youth policy. Theoretically he is influenced by agonism and pragmatism, building on the works of John Dewey, Hannah Arendt and Chantal Mouffe.
Andersson have developed a research framework, situational political socialization, in order to qualitatively analyse political socialization in action.
Educating for fair play? Child and youth soccer games and the behavior of coaches and parents. The aim of the project is to contribute knowledge on child and youth soccer games as an educational environment with a focus on coaches and parents behavior. The two year long project analyzes coach and parent behavior within ongoing games trying to understand the game as an educational practice in fostering children and young people (girls and boys) to be morally good players and citizens. What characterises coaches and parents educational behavior? Which kind of soccer players and citizens is educated within the soccer game? Research is conducted through qualitative observation of games, player and referee interviews and a survey including parents, players and coaches in three soccer clubs in the west of Sweden.
Teacher's collaborative learning. As one of several researchers in this project Andersson empirically explore and analyze teacher's collaborative learning, especially their collegial participation and the democratic educational community of teachers, in a primary and secondary school. In doing this he use activity theory and the concept of democratic education community.