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The research of the BUSS profile takes its point of departure in a holistic perspective of how children and young people encounter preschool and compulsory school.

Children and young people at school in society

Children and young people at school and in society

The research of the BUSS profile takes its point of departure in a holistic perspective of how children and young people encounter preschool and compulsory school.

The research conducted has a focus on education and teaching in preschool and school. Current research deals with language environments, reading and writing development, mathematics, digital tools, transitions, parental collaboration, social relationships and sustainable development. The researchers also study how preschool, preschool class and compulsory school, with regard to special educational needs and preschool educational perspectives, support and challenge children with different abilities and experiences. Further, the implications of teaching for the youngest children in preschool, as well as the professions’ encounters in actual practice, are studied.

 

Collaboration locally and regionally

The research is interdisciplinary and practice-oriented. Collaboration nationally and internationally is central for the researchers in BUSS. There is also a strong ambition to engage in well-developed collaboration and co-production with local and regional actors.

Over the last few years, the BUSS research group has been awarded funding for research projects, and has among other things participated, and participates in, research projects funded for example by the Swedish Research Council, Vinnova (the Swedish Innovation Agency) and the Mälardalen Skills Centre for Learning (MKL). This has enabled the members of the group to conduct highly qualified research and publish it both nationally and internationally to a relatively great extent.

In cooperation with the Early Childhood Education Group and the Special Needs Education Group, BUSS arranges research seminars, doctoral student seminars and open lectures.

Research groups within the research environment

Childhood during Antropocen – Education and sustainability

This interdisciplinary research group Childhood during Antropocen – Education and sustainability has its focus on the child as a cultural, learning and political human being who is intertwined with nature and the atmosphere. The studies investigate how different childhoods appear and are created in relation to dilemmas and challenges of social, cultural, political, ethical, economical and ecological character.

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Excellent Teaching for Literacy (ETL)

ETL is a research group under construction within the area of language, and reading and writing development, with the aim of securing a research-based and scientifically established educational environment for all the University’s teacher education programmes, and also of contributing to scholarly excellence in educational science research.

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Learning, Inclusive education, School transitions – for All (LISA)

LISA is a research group within the research environment of Children and Young People in School and Society [BUSS], with their interest directed towards three areas of research: Learning and Teaching (Swedish and Mathematics), Special Education and Inclusive Teaching, and Educational Transitions.

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Space and Place in Early Childhood Education and School (SPiECES)

The group Space and Place in Early Childhood Education and School studies the preschool and school from pedagogical and didactical perspectives on site, and environment where social, cultural, symbolic, and physical structures and circumstances consociate.

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Early interventions, early educational paths and special educational needs co-production research (TITUS)

TITUS is a research and development group for teachers in the preschool, school and teacher education of the future.

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Education and teaching in preschool, compulsory school and school-age educare

The group Education and teaching in preschool, compulsory school and school-age educare gather researchers studying preschool, compulsory school and school-age educare based on issues regarding education and teaching as childhood conditions as well as a profession.

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More information about the research milieu

For more information about the research milieu, please contact the Scientific leader.

Professor

Eva Ärlemalm-Hagsér

+4621101672

eva.arlemalm-hagser@mdh.se

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