More information about Critical Education Research
In line with this, we conduct critical studies of knowledge processes, educational reforms, and teacher professions in the entire education system. We are interested in how the education system meets and answers questions about education and democracy in connection with societal challenges. Primarily, this concerns differentiation that can manifest itself in phenomena linked to social class, migration, digitization, sexism, racism, homophobia, secularism, and speciesism. We are also interested in education in relation to subjectivations, i.e. who can be what in education, as well as in the production of knowledge, values and ideologies.
The research field is vast consisting of institutionalized education from preschool to higher education, policy studies and the media.
In this area, we use a variety of theoretical inputs. Based on, for example, post-structuralism, post-humanism, critical theory and educational philosophy. This means that we conduct critical research that focuses on different forms of power relations in education.
We mainly use qualitative methods in the form of:
- text analysis
- discourse analysis
- critical discourse analysis and
- post-qualitative approach.