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Olof Franck

PROFESSOR

Unit for Subject Matter Education with specialization in Social Studies
Education
Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 15
40530 Göteborg
Room number
B3 359
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Olof Franck

I am Professor of Subject matter education specialising social sciences, and Associate Professor of Philosophy of religion.

My research and teaching interests mainly belong to the fields of religion education, ethics education, ethics, philosophy of religion and religious studies, as well as ESD with a focus on social sustainability.

My latest publications deal with issues concerning intercultural religious education and ethics education, conceptions of ethical competence in educationally relevant contexts, constructive critique of religion and philosophical platforms for developing ethics education.

I belong to the research environment KRUF (Critical Educational Research) at the Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies. My teaching is mainly in courses within the International master's program in ESD, in the Pedagogy program and in postgraduate education, with a focus on, for example, research ethics.

I am engaged in various contexts where religious didactical and pedagogical issues are in focus, for example as Chair of the Association of Teachers of Religious Education (FLR), as a Swedish representative on the board of The European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education (EFTRE) and in several Swedish and international networks.

Current research projects:

What may be learned in ethics? Varieties of conceptions of ethical competence to be taught in compulsory school / Vetenskapsrådet (Dnr 2014-2030) (EthiCo I). (Together with Christina Osbeck (project manager), Annika Lilja, Karin Sporre and Johan Tykesson.)

Refining the Ethical Eye and the Ethical Voice. The Possibilities and Challenges of a Fiction-based Approach to Ethics Education / School Research Institute (EthiCo II). (Together with Christina Osbeck (project manager), David Lifmark, Annika Lilja, Anna Lyngfelt and Karin Sporre.)

Refining the Ethical Eye and the Ethical Voice. The Possibilities and Challenges of a Fiction-based Approach to Ethics Education for students in year 5 / ULF. (Together with Annika Lilja (project manager), David Lifmark, Anna Lyngfelt, Christina Osbeck and Karin Sporre.)