The main foci of the research community Humanities and social sciences education (HuSoEd) are the learning and teaching of subjects related to the humanities and social sciences in early childhood education, comprehensive education and adult education. The subjects include mother tongue and literature, Finnish as a second language, foreign languages, history, social sciences, religious education, secular ethics, philosophy and geography. The research topics cover teaching and learning, teacher education, as well as the development of subject didactics in these subjects. Furthermore, the group addresses questions linked to social, societal, historical and cultural factors affecting the teaching and learning of these subjects. The research community works closely with the subject faculties. The HuSoEd community is comprised of five research groups each specialising in studies of their own subject-specific areas: Language and Literature Education; Social Studies Education; Foreign Language Education; Religious Education Ethics and Philosophy Education; and Geography and Environmental Education.
Contact persons: Sirpa Tani and Jukka Rantala