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During 2018, LTU will launch a strategic effort on research in the field of Learning. The overall goal is to develop a vision and target image for the Learning Area - to define what the university will gather around, highlight and profile.

Learning in various forms permeates the entire university's activities, meaning learning is a strategically important research and innovation area for all those involved in education regardless of subject and level. Learning is also a central area of ​​society at large. All social development depends to some extent on learning - withou it there is seldom any development.

The Learning Area is by nature both multidisciplinary and a project that requires a wide-ranging collaboration across the subject and institutional boundaries. This is already reflected in a project organization consisting of a project leader: Eva Alerby, Professor of Educational Sciences, KKL, and three area managers: Karolina Parding, Professor of Labor, ETS, Peter Parnes, Professor of Distributed Computer Systems, SRT, and Caroline Graeske, Deputy Professor of Swedish with didactic focus. The project group is also linked to an external reference group with representatives from Norrbotten municipalities, Unionen Norrbotten and Piteå municipality.

Strengthens the links between university and school

Luleå University of Technology has signed four collaboration agreements with school principals in Piteå, Luleå, Kalix and Skellefteå. The purpose is to establish closer links between academia and school within the framework of the national experimental activities ULF (Development, Learning, Research).

Examines students' study motivation

What is it that motivates students in their school work and can you find keys to unlock the individual's driving forces? These are questions that a new project at Luleå University of Technology hopes to find the answers to.

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The teacher trainings on tour

During the spring, Luleå University of Technology has invested in a shorter tour in Norrbotten and Västerbotten, with the aim of increasing interest in the teaching profession and teacher education.

Safety assignments are not prioritized at school

One of the primary school principals' most important tasks is to lead the work against abusive treatment, discrimination and harassment. Although the task plays a major role for students' health, development and learning, the assignment is often lower prioritized, according to new research from Luleå University of Technology.

Photo: Lars Andersson
Collaboration strengthens the school's scientific foundation

For two years, Ulrika Bergmark, assistant professor at Luleå University of Technology, has worked as a flexite scientist at Piteå municipality. A form of collaboration where the university's research is moved out into society with the aim of building bridges between academia and school activity.

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New communications app is being developed for aphasia patients

Being able to express oneself is important for everyone, but not everyone has the same opportunities. People with aphasia can often only express single words and are therefore excluded from more in-depth conversations. A new project at Luleå University of Technology will simplify and enable advanced communication for this group through the development of a new mobile application.

Photo: Simon Eliasson
Educates new profession

Teacher assistants is a new and increasingly demanded occupational category within the Swedish school. In the past, the group has often been seen as an additional resource intended for simpler work tasks, but a new commissioned education under the leadership of Luleå University of Technology aims at a greater professionalization of the profession.

ArcTech - a new lab for digital learning research

The ArcTech lab allows researchers, teachers and other stakeholders in the community to collaborate and explore new models of learning using various digital resources such as distance technology, AI and gamification.

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Collaboration for research and development work

Since 2019, Luleå University of Technology has been participating in the experimental activities ULF (Development, Learning, Research), which aims to promote structures between academia and school.

Photo: Eva Alerby
Practical school research under the microscope

The research and innovation area Learning recently held aworkshop with the theme of learning and research in collaboration. The purpose was to highlight and make visible the practical research within preschool and school, and to identify and discuss different strategies to further develop and implement practical school research.

Photo: Lars Andersson
Research school inaugurated

Luleå University of Technology

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Graduate school with business anchorage

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Eva Alerby

Alerby, Eva - Professor and Head of Subject

Organisation: Education, Education and Languages, Department of Health, Education and Technology
Phone: +46 (0)920 491506
Caroline Graeske

Graeske, Caroline - Professor and Head of Subject

Organisation: Swedish and Education, Education and Languages, Department of Health, Education and Technology
Phone: +46 (0)920 491005
Peter Parnes

Parnes, Peter - Professor

Organisation: Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491033
Karolina Parding

Parding, Karolina - Professor, Recognised University Teacher

Organisation: Human Work Sciences, Humans and Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Phone: +46 (0)920 493029