Profession and education

About the research

  • Research areas

    Our areas of research are covered by four programmes

    We generate knowledge that qualifies the practice of professional education and the interplay between profession and education. This includes research in management, evidence and professional judgement.

    We strive to include theoretical, analytical and practice-oriented perspectives in our projects, which is why we work in close cooperation with central actors from professional education and practice. We share our knowledge through cooperation and continuing education to the profession and institutions of pedagogy and the social sciences.

  • Researchers

    Contact our researchers

    Lisbeth Lunde Frederiksen

    T: +45 87 55 17 15
    E: lluf@via.dk

    Birgitte Lund Nielsen

    T: + 45 87 55 30 85
    E: bln@via.dk

    Karen Annette Paaske

    T: +45 87 55 13 20
    E: kpa@via.dk

    Jens Hansen Lund

    T: +45 87 55 30 63
    E: je@via.dk

    Jan Jaap Rothuizen

    T: +45 87 55 34 04
    E: jjr@via.dk

Learn more about our research

Professional didactics, methods and approaches

The programme studies teaching and competency development in professional education. The aim is to help develop research-based didactic methods that incorporate central challenges from the professions.

Counselling and mentoring in social contexts

The programme identifies issues, dilemmas and challenges in the practice of counselling, mentorship and guidance in pedagogical and socio-professional practice. 

Evaluation, documentation and evidence

The programme studies evaluation with a focus on feedback as a pedagogical and socio-professional practice. It also explores evaluation as a management and leadership tool. 

'Bildung' and ethics in professional practice

The research programmes studies the dilemmas and challenges facing professionals working in the fields of pedagogy and social work - such as navigating between goals and values.