[11 Dec 2015] Today's media and policy debates tend to homogenise gender when attempting to explain differences in academic performance between girls and boys. This is what Elisabeth Öhrn, Professor at theDepartment of Education and Special Education, argued in a lecture in early December as part of the series One hour at Campus Pedagogen.
[6 Nov 2015] As a way to generate additional collaborative partnerships with educational programmes, sports movements, and the health sector, an event entitled "Research in Progress" was organised at Campus Pedagogen during the autumn break week in November. The conference primarily attracted teachers and school leaders, and it will become an annual event.
[28 Oct 2015] Inclusive education of children with disabilities is a concept well established in the West. Through international declarations and organisations the term has also spread to other countries, such as India. Yet data shows that many children with disabilities still lack access to education. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that context can be the critical factor.
[26 Oct 2015] The first formal graduation ceremony at the Faculty of Education was held in October, and this will become an annual tradition at Campus Pedagogen.
[21 Oct 2015] This year's two honorary doctors at the Faculty of Education, Professors Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin and Kathy Sylva, recently gave a lecture to faculty staff. In a subsequent discussion between the dean of the faculty, Åke Ingerman, and the honorary doctors, the latter shared their views of the Swedish educational system.
[2 Oct 2015] Eva Hjörne, Professor of Education and project leader for the "Student Health Work in Practice - preventive measures and creating the preconditions for proper care and correct support project", was recently awarded a grant of SEK 2.5 million over the period of 2016-2018 from Forte - the Swedish Council for Health, Working Life and Well-Being.
[16 Sep 2015] Recent years have seen a resurgence in research focused on vocational education. This fact was emphasized at the conference that the Centre for Vocational Skills and Knowledge at the University of Gothenburg arranged at Campus Pedagogen in September.
[10 Sep 2015] The first group of the 115 students accepted into the newly established National School Leadership Training Programme at the University of Gothenburg were initiated in September during a three-day long residential orientation session in Aspenäsgården in Lerum. Under expert leadership, the new preschool directors and head teachers were guided into the first course "School and Education Law and the Exercise of Official Authority", which is both a fundamental and multifaceted subject relevant to active school leaders.
[25 Aug 2015] Alli Klapp, senior lecturer in education at the Department of Education and Special Education, was awarded the annual course literature prize from the publisher Studentlitteratur for her book about assessment, grading and learning.
[23 Jun 2015] In early June, a graduation party was held in conjunction with the first group of students to successfully complete the undergraduate programme in pedagogics. One of them is Jessica Juhlin, who looks back on three tumultuous years.