Culture and pedagogy

About the research

  • Research areas

    Our research areas are organised in four programmes

    VIA's researchers generate knowledge about social and pedagogical processes in the meetings between children, youth and professionals.

    Our projects alternate between thematic, theoretical, methodological and epistemological perspectives in the analytic work of the projects, and empirical studies are grounded in the pedagogical practice.

    Our analyses and knowledge is shared with VIA's educational programmes, continuing education programmes, professional practice as well as domestic and international research communities. This sharing and communication is done by teaching, publication in professional journals and peer reviewed research journals, and through participation in professional and research conferences.

  • Researchers

    Contact our researchers

    Lise Høgh Jönsson, head of centre, PhD

    T: +45 87 55 17 21
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    David Thore Gravesen, PhD

    T: +45 87 55 37 31
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    Jens-Ole Jensen, senior associate professor, PhD

    T: +45 87 55 17 08
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    Martin Blok Johansen, PhD

    T: +45 87 55 17 18
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    Anette Boye Koch, senior associate professor, PhD

    T: +45 87 55 35 09
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  • Partners

    We are always interested in sharing knowledge

    Current international partners include:

    • University College Ghent, Belgien
    • University of Minho, Portugal
    • The University of Northampton, Storbritannien
    • University College Limburg, Belgien
    • 2 Dimotiko Sxoleio Kalamata, Grækenland

Read more about the research

Aesthetics and pedagogy

The programme looks at the aesthetic expressions in pedagogical settings, and analyses the cognitive, formative and reflective potentials of aesthetics in children's lives.

Body, movement and physical education

The programme studies the role of the body in a pedagogical context. It explores how physical perspectives offer new insights into pedagogy.

The everyday lives of children and youth

The programme studies the everyday lives of older children and youth. The goal is to develop knowledge of how they thrive and learn.

Early childhood pedagogy

The programme focuses on daycare institutions and the first years of elementary school - as well as the transition from daycare to school.