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  • Up to Children in Rainbow Families to Explain Their Background

    [19 Sep 2018] Schools and other institutions such as churches and children's sport clubs have limited know-how about how to deal with children growing up in rainbow families. According to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, the task of informing about and explaining non-normative sexuality, transgender identity and queer family ties is instead left up to the children themselves.

  • Citizen Scientists Developing Expertise on Galaxy Images

    [27 Jun 2018] Two researchers from the University of Gothenburg have studied large amounts of data in a citizen science project that turns to volunteers for help classifying images of galaxies. 'We can see how interested volunteers have developed expertise that we didn't foresee,' says Dick Kasperowski, associate professor of theory of science and co-author of the study.

  • About Building Bridges at Teacher Conference

    [18 Apr 2018] The University of Gothenburg hosted the ETEN (European Teacher Education Network) annual conference in April. The theme of the conference was ¿building bridges¿, and the event attracted 200 teacher educators from 22 countries. The theme related to a situation where many of the member nations have received large numbers of recently arrived refugee schoolchildren.

  • Strong Faith in Diagnoses as a Way to Make Classrooms Calmer

    [6 Sep 2017] Research from the University of Gothenburg shows that it has become common to use neuropsychiatric diagnoses to explain unruly behaviour in schoolchildren.

  • A Critical Eye to School Digitalisation

    [16 Jun 2017] In June, the University of Gothenburg invited school directors, teachers and researchers to a critical discussion regarding the ongoing digitalisation of school classrooms ¿ a development characterised by both overconfidence in the potential of digital technology for learning and vast profits for IT companies. ¿It is important to show what we really know about the effectiveness of IT technology for learning without interference by commercial interests,¿ says Professor Jonas Linderoth, one of the participating Gothenburg researchers.

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