The aim of the Doctoral Programme of School, Education, Society and Culture (SEDUCE) is to support PhD candidates in developing in-depth knowledge on research-based teaching and learning. The programme is multidisciplinary focusing on research fields of educational sciences / learning sciences, for example, from early education to adult education and work research, home economics, craft studies, special education and subject education. The potential doctoral candidates include both national and international students with an adequate Master’s Degree. The programme also invites education leaders, reformers, policymakers, and teachers who are interested in applying learning theories and research methods to meet the challenges of practice, particularly those related to equality and social justice in education. The research conducted by doctoral candidates of SEDUCE is concentrated on two research areas:
Schooling, education, society and culture covers topics of political, historical and social formation of the educational system, policy-making, social justice, equality as well as cross-cultural perspectives in teacher education, and educational and work settings.
School Pedagogy, Learning and interaction includes studies related to curriculum, subject didactics and learning difficulties. Research topics also focus on school development, teacher development, and digital learning environments. It also covers topics of collaboration and interaction in learning and educational practices in a wide variety of formal and non-formal contexts throughout the life-span. Both research areas identify values-related themes that are central, including, for instance, sustainability in teaching, learning, educational institutions and in educational systems.