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Department of Educational Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Graduate school in subject teaching

Lund University’s management finances a graduate school in educational sciences specialising in subject teaching.

Educational Sciences is a multi- and interdisciplinary knowledge area. The general goal for research studies in educational sciences is to contribute to the scholarly development of knowledge within learning, teaching, educational systems, schools and the teaching profession.

Research studies are an important part of the University’s mission and responsibility and, as a doctoral student – as you will be called if you are admitted to research studies – you are an important part of research at Lund University.

The study programme covers 240 credits, corresponding to four years of full-time study. In practice, it often takes a little longer. The study programme concludes with the doctoral thesis. As a doctoral student, you always have at least two supervisors who guide you through the programme. One of them is appointed as your principal supervisor. Most doctoral students have some form of employment at the department. Often, their work duties include teaching undergraduate students. The PhD programme includes independent study courses, work on the thesis and cooperation with the supervisor. The structure of the study programme and the admission requirements vary to some extent between faculties and subjects.

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Namn: David Örbring


Vem är du?

Småbarnspappa, lärare, geograf och forskare. 

Vad gör du på institutionen för utbildningsvetenskap?

Doktorerar i utbildningsvetenskap med inriktning mot geografiämnets didaktik samt undervisar i UVK-kurser på lärarutbildningen. 

Vad handlar din forskning om?

I stora drag handlar det om kunskap i skolgeografi utifrån olika aspekter. Närmare bestämt: progression, kunskapsteori i geografi i relation till skolans kunskapssyn, aktörer och konflikter i skapandet av kunskapsbegrepp i kursplanen, rekontextualisering av kunskapsbegrepp - från styrdokument till klassrummen. 

Finns det något i din forskning som verkligen överraskat dig? Vad i så fall?

Vikten av de rumsliga perspektiven för att förstå världen! 

Vem eller vilka är dina vetenskapliga idoler?

Doreen Massey. Hon var geograf och fokuserade på rumslighet i form av plats, ofta i relation till makt och genus. Hennes idéer om hur det globala hänger ihop med förståelsen av en plats är något som alltid finns med i min undervisning.