Research Programme for Everyday Life Studies and Extended Education

The programme’s field of research is the everyday and leisure pedagogical arenas, where the lives of older children and young people take place.

How we work

Employees of the programme work primarily with qualitative research methods based on older children and young people’s own perspectives, including various forms of interviews, observations, inclusive methods, workshops, workshops of the future, etc.

Research areas

Our research includes:

  • The wellbeing, socialisation and education of older children and young people
  • Older children and young people’s own linguistic expressions and cultural forms of expression
  • Young people’s transitions in school and educational contexts
  • Older children and young people’s everyday life in SFOs (after school care), youth centres, etc.
  • The work of educators in school and leisure time pedagogical contexts
  • Inequality in pedagogy and education.

Our research projects

The programme’s projects are relevant for educators, teachers, social workers, etc., who work with older children and young people’s wellbeing, socialisation and transitions in primary school, SFOs (after school care), clubs, youth centres and voluntary organisations. The findings of the projects are disseminated via teaching, seminars and conferences in Denmark and abroad.


  • David Thore Gravesen

  • Head of Research, PhD and Associate Professor
  • T: 87553731
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