Citizenship and democracy education

Democratic participation should be intertwined with daily life at school and in society. How do school education and school community promote participation as students and citizens at school and in society? What kind of competence and experience is gained through active involvement in communities and their development? What kind of ways of participation should be created and encouraged in order that everybody would have a possibility to have an active role in diversifying communities? This research team focuses especially on the actual forms, possibilities and obstacles of participation in a community. Projects include practical experiments and development work carried out in collaboration with schools and other partners. New research knowledge is applicable, for instance, in developing a participatory operation culture at school. The team seeks to contribute in constructing school well-being together with all stakeholders while also promoting democratic lifestyle in society more generally.

Team members