- Humanities-Social sciences
Education is a broad social scientific subject that has its focus on processes of teaching, meaning making, communication, learning and socialisation. Key aspects that can be distinguished among these processes are preconditions, form, content and consequences. Studies are directed specifically toward how people create meaning based on individual, social and institutional perspectives. Didactics, curriculum theory, educational policy, educational history and educational philosophy have a strong presence in the research field of Education at Örebro University. The subject is responsible for an extensive research linked to national and international networks and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects and has a leading role in several graduate schools. Education has a central position in teacher and pre-school teacher training programs and contributes to the scientific basis of these courses. Educational research is mainly conducted within two research environments: SMED (Studies of Meaning-Making in Educational Discourses) and Education and Democracy.