Department of Education and Lifelong Learning is a social science based, interdisciplinary research environment that contributes with research-based knowledge on childhood, education and working life in a lifelong perspective.
The department has as its ambition to affect the political agenda and represents a unique national interdisciplinary research environment with evident relevance for researchers, students, practitioners, actors of society and decision makers with interests in our disciplines.
Research groups at Department of Education and Lifelong Learning:
- Studies in Pedagogical Practices (SIPP)
- Child Research
- COOL - Conditions for learning in higher education and work
Current research projects
- Norway as a Sea Nation. Coastal communities, generations, sustainability: Professor Anne Trine Kjørholt is head of the interfacultary, international research project. The project is a pilot research program in NTNU's thematic research priorities NTNU Oceans. A key project in this is Valuing the past, sustaining the future. Education, knowledge and identity across three generations in coastal communities, funded by the Research Council of Norway (2016-2020), 1.2 mill. Euro.
ELEMENT - Exploring Living and Learning through Media and New Technology Practices - explores if and how media practices are related to life skills. How do young people learn, make meaning and cope with life in the media dominated culture?