Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

About the department

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning is a social science based knowledge community for research, teaching and information. The department contributes with research-based knowledge on childhood, schools, education and employment in a lifelong perspective. Our disciplines include education, adult learning, academic counselling, childhood studies and educational development.

  • Education is based on perspectives on socialisation, teaching, upbringing, knowledge, learning, motivation and formation
  • Adult Learning involves a lifelong learning perspective and the development of multidisciplinary competence on and for persons who wish to work on teaching processes, counseling, organisation and management
  • Counselling, consultation and guidance can be seen as an educational science to assist persons, groups or organisations to achieve their growth and development goals.
  • Childhood studies cover basic and applied long-term research on childhood, and on the activities and conditions of children's lives
  • Educational Development covers perspectives on learning and teaching processes in higher education

The department represents a unique multidisciplinary research environment with evident relevance for researchers, students, practitioners and other actors of society with interests in our disciplines.


  About the department 
  (+ 47) 73 59 19 50, phone hours 10:00–14:00 Mon–Fri

Postal address:
NTNU, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
NO-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address from 5 April 2019:
Loholt allé 91, Pavillion D, Dragvoll campus. We are open Mon–Fri, 09:00–14:00