Department of Education and Lifelong Learning



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.

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NTNU Oceans

Professor Anne Trine Kjørholt at IPL is head of the interfacultary, international research project Norway as a Sea Nation. Coastal communities, generations, sustainability. The project is a pilot research program in NTNU's thematic research priorities: NTNU Oceans. Researchers from four faculties at NTNU are part of the research team: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University Museum. 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. The project aims to establishing a deeper knowledge base of the dynamic interplay between education, identity, society and industry across generations in coastal communities.