Our research covers learning pathways through the whole life span. Our multidisciplinary research community involves researchers from the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.
Our research focuses on the special nature of learning and counselling in the highly digitalized world. We explore the new learning opportunities and possibilities offered by the digitalized society, as well as the learning requirements and expectations set by digitalization. The research area is vast covering different phases of the lifespan from the early childhood education to different school levels and higher education. In addition, we study the learning situations and demands of working life, as well as the learning needs and opportunities of the older population.
Our research encompasses both formal and informal learning environments. We are a fast developing research community conducting quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. The rapid development of new technology and digitalization provide constant opportunities for the high quality research as well as new technologies for collecting and analyzing the data.