Doctoral student in Educational Sciences
The Department of Education, Communication and Learning is part of the Faculty of Education at the University of Gothenburg. Education is provided in the first, second and third cycles (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level). The Department’s primary programmes are those in pre-school education and primary education with a specialisation in afterschool programmes. The Department consists of three complete academic environments, i.e. environments comprising education, research and outreach: Child and Youth Studies, Early Childhood Education and Learning and IT. There are different research groups and projects within each of these academic environments.
The PhD position is a four-year position in Educational Sciences attached to the Swedish Research Council funded project Social Dimensions of Expertise Development in Networked Communities (SOCDEX). The project aims at better understanding how online communities contribute to expertise development by combining the expertise research paradigm with a socio-cultural perspective and emerging digital methods. It focuses on the case of expertise development in programming as people interact on the popular Stack Overflow platform, unpacking how expertise is shared, recognised and developed in online communities as part of lifelong learning.
The announced PhD Candidate position will be situated within the Learning and IT Group (@gothenburggroup) at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning. The group drives research, education and cooperation with civil society in a wide variety of forms with an interest is the ways digitalisation and access to information reform learning contexts and what these shifts mean for our view of learning and knowledge. With a range of approaches and a strong international network of collaborators, the common denominator in the work of the group is a critical approach informed through empirically-grounded studies of the relationships among digital technologies, education and learning.
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