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Erik Andersson

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


Phone: +46 19 303564

Room: F3204

Erik Andersson

About Erik Andersson

Andersson has a Ph D in education. He has worked as a teacher in secondary education and has for a long time been working in different types of teacher education programs. Andersson is associate professor in education (docent).

Anderssons research takes place within the field of political socialization, citizenship/civic education, youth policy, political participation, environmental and sustainability education, and public pedagogy. His research is directed towards conditions for and processes of youth political socialization, communication, and participation in different educational settings (e.g. sports, school, social media, youth policy).

Andersson also conduct research within the field of school improvement, teachers professional learning and educational leadership. Theoretically he is influenced by agonism and pragmatism, building on the works of John Dewey, Hannah Arendt and Chantal Mouffe.

Andersson is a member of the research environment SMED (Studies in Meaning-making in Educational Discourses) (Örebro University) and participant in the research group ESERGO (Environmental and Sustainability Education Research Group Örebro) and ReShape (Research in sport, health and physical education).


Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Andersson, E. (2020). A transactional and action-oriented methodological approach to young people's political socialisation. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 15 (3), 243-257.
Boström, M. , Andersson, E. , Berg, M. , Gustafsson, K. M. , Gustavsson, E. , Hysing, E. , Lidskog, R. , Löfmarck, E. & et al. (2018). Conditions for Transformative Learning for Sustainable Development: A Theoretical Review and Approach. Sustainability, 10 (12).
Hammerin, Z. , Andersson, E. & Maivorsdotter, N. (2018). Exploring student participation in teaching: An aspect of student health in school. International Journal of Educational Research, 92, 63-74.
Andersson, E. (2018). Young People’s Political Participation: A Public Pedagogy Challenge at the Municipal Level. Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, 26 (2), 179-195.
Andersson, E. & Öhman, J. (2017). Young people’s conversations about environmental and sustainability issues in social media. Environmental Education Research, 23 (4), 465-485.
Olson, M. , Edling, S. , Liljestrand, J. & Andersson, E. (2012). Är du mätbar nog, lilla vän?: Mätbarhetskultur, ICCS 2009 och ungdomars medborgarkompetens. Skola och samhälle.
Andersson, E. (2010). Stake in the political: Young people's condition for political socialization in social media. Politics, Culture and Socialization, 1 (4), 379-396.

Articles, book reviews

Andersson, E. (2021). Idrottens engagerade föräldrar: Om ansvaret att främja glädje, självständighet och utveckling. sport science forum (March 16).


Andersson, E. (2020). Tävla tillsammans: Vuxenpåverkan inom ungas lagidrottande (1ed.). Malmö: Bokförlaget (Malmö Studies in Sport Sciences 37).

Chapters in books

Andersson, E. (2020). Pedagogik för hållbar samhällsutveckling: bildning och hållbar utveckling som pedagogiska principer. In: Magnus Boström, Christian Lundahl, Johan Öhman, Humanistiska och samhällsvetenskapliga perspektiv på bildning och hållbar utveckling (pp. 20-33). Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Andersson, E. (2018). Ungas politiska delaktighet som pedagogiskt förhållningssätt. In: Thomas Johansson och Emma Sorbring, Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap: Grundläggande perspektiv (pp. 163-177). Stockholm: Liber.
Andersson, E. (2015). Sociala medier och politiskt kontroversiella samtal i samhällsundervisningen. In: Ljunggren, Carsten; Unemar Öst, Ingrid och Englund, Tomas, Kontroversiella frågor : om kunskap och politik i samhällsundervisningen (pp. 77-94). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB.

Conference papers

Andersson, E. (2019). A Referee Perspective on the Educational Practice of Youth Competitive Games: Referees, Parents and Coaches in Grassroots Soccer. Paper presented at European Conference for Education Research (ECER 2019), Hamburg, Germany, September 2-6, 2019.
Andersson, E. (2018). Political Socialisation In Competitive Games Of Grassroots Youth Soccer: Exploring Political Norms in Coaching Behavior. In: Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research? Political Landscapes in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. Paper presented at The European Conference on Educational Research, (ECER 2018), Bolzano, Italy, September 3-7, 2018.
Andersson, E. (2010). Irony in the Political: Young people's use of irony in a political text conversation in a net community. In: Peter Cunningham and Nathan Fretwell, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship Proceedings of the twelfth Conference of the Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe Academic Network. Paper presented at Twelfth Conference of the Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe Academic Network, Barcelona, Spain, 2010 (pp. 641-650). London: CiCe.

Doctoral theses, monographs


Andersson, E. (2015). Nya portar?: Ungas delaktighet i politiska beslutsprocesser på kommunal nivå. Stockholm, Sweden: Kulturdepartementet.
Andersson, E. (2014). Demokrati- och mångfaldsprojekt i Södra Ryd: Utegården Skogsmyran. Skövde: Högskolan i Skövde.