Pedagogy, Education, Praxis - PEP

Research project
Inactive research
Project period
2011 - 2013
Project owner
The Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg


Short description

This network collaborates around issues concerning pedagogy and education and strive for a conversation between the Anglo-Saxon and continental traditions in these matters. Parallell empirical projects are conducted in the different countries to give information for discussions and publications.

Presentation of the project

This network is principally organised around a program of parallel cross-national empirical projects in four main areas, such as Leading and Learning; Education for all; Action Research and Bildung and Education.

The network brings proven capability, expertise and synergies to a program of research on the development of educational practice. In doing so, it contributes (a) to an emerging literature of research in practice theory, and (b) focuses the practice theory research program squarely on the development of educational/pedagogical practice.

The network plans to meet once a year to exchange findings but also to participate in international conferences, invite other researchers interested in the work and provide critical review of the work. So far the network has been productive. In a series of interconnected studies, they have been comparing and contrasting the contemporary conditions of educational practice, and the conditions for the development of educational practice in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Australia.

Research programme

Professional Development, Leadership, Organisation (PULO)

School Development (SKUT)

Project members

Karin Rönnerman, University of Gothenburg
Anette Olin, University of Gothenburg
Ingrid Henning Loeb, University of Gothenburg

Stephen Kemmis Charles Sturt University, Australia
Jane Wilkinson, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Christine Edwards Groves, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Brian Hemmings, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Ian Hardy, University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Grootenboer, Griffith University, Australia

Petri Salo, Åbo Academy, Finland
Liselott Forsman, Åbo Academy, Finland
Gunilla Karlberg-Granlund , Åbo Academy, Finland

Eli Moksnes Furu , Tromsø Universtiy
Torbjørn Lund Tromsø University
Else Stjenrstrøm Tromsø University
Tor Vidar Eilertsen Tromsø University
Rachel Jakhelln Tromsø University
Matts Mattsson Tromsø University

Petra Ponte Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Holland
Ben Smit Leiden University, Holland

Wilfred Carr Sheffield University, England
Allan Pitman University of Western Ontario Canada



PEP-series - Sense Publisher »

Review of the first 4 books in the PEP-series: Educational Action Research, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2010. Download the article »

Rönnerman, K. & Salo, P. (2014). Lost in practice. Transforming Nordic Educational Action Research. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Mattson, M., Eilertsen, T. V. & Rorrison, D. (Eds.) (2011) A Practicum Turn in Teacher Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

van de Ven, P-H. & Doecke, B. (Eds.) (2011) Literary Praxis: A Conversational Inquiry into the Teaching of Literature. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Kemmis, S. & Smith, T. J (eds.) (2008) Enabling Praxis: Challenges for Education. Rotterdam: Sense.

Rönnerman, K. Salo, P. & Moksnes Furu, E. (eds.) (2008) Nurturing Praxis: Action research and school-university partnerships in a Nordic light. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Mattsson, M., Johansson, I. & Sandström, B. (Eds.) (2008). Examining praxis: Assessment and Knowledge Construction in Teacher Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.


Other books by PEP-members

Mahon, K., Francisco, S. & Kemmis, S. (Eds.), (2017). Exploring education and professional practice - Through the lens of practice architectures. Singapore: Springer

Grootenboer, P., Edwards-Groves, C. & Choy. S. (Eds) (2017). Practice Theory Perspectives on Pedagogy and Education: Praxis diversity and contestation. Singapore: Springer.

Wilkinson, J., Bristol, L., & Ponte, P. (Eds.) (2016). Professional development: Education for all as praxis. Routledge.

Kemmis, S., Wilkinson, J., Edwards-Groves, C., Hardy, I., Grootenboer, P.& Bristol, L. (2014). Changing Practices, Changing Education. Singapore: Springer

Kemmis, S., McTaggart, R. & Nixon, R. (2014). The Action Research Planner. Doing Critical Participatory Action Research. Singapore: Springer

Rönnerman, K (red.).(2012). Aktionsforskning i praktiken – förskola och skola på vetenskaplig grund. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Susan Groundwater-Smith, Jane Mitchell, Nicole Mockler, Petra Ponte and Karin Rönnerman (2012) Facilitating Practitioner Research - Developing Transformational Partnerships. Routledge.

Hardy, Ian (2012). The politics of teacher professional development: Policy, research and practice. Routledge.