The Faculty of Educational Sciences
The Faculty of Educational Sciences provides a comprehensive teacher training programme and offers postgraduate programmes with opportunities for research.
Teacher training is available for all levels of the Swedish school and pre-school system. Future educators have considerable freedom of choice in subject specialisation and age group. Teacher training draws on a set of courses in general education. Teacher trainees come into contact with local schools from the very start.
Courses and programmes are generally taught in Swedish, although there are a number of courses offered in English which are open to international students.
Peter Värbrand, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at LiU, and Maurice Amutabi, Vice-Chancellor of Lukenya University in Kenya, signed a Memorandum of understanding.
Professor Maurice Amutabi is also a researcher in the project based at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL), funded by the Swedish Research Council.
The project, Interaction between knowledge traditions in non-formal adult education: Scandinavian influences, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and colonial legacies in Eastern Africa, is led by Henrik Nordvall, Assistant Professor of Adult Education at IBL, and is expected to continue until 2020.
What’s zero to the power of zero? When an eighth-year pupil asked that question, Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck, senior lecturer at LiU’s Department of Mathematics, had to rush over to a local primary school to discuss mathematics.
Raising standards of teaching and learning in schools, especially those serving socio-economically disadvantaged communities, is a key issue of concern for governments worldwide. The professional capital of school staff is an essential lever for improving student learning, writes Christopher Day, professor of Education, University of Nottingham, in Venue.
Last updated: Mon May 22 11:28:06 CEST 2017