The aim of the Doctoral Programme of School, Education, Society and Culture (SEDUCE) is to provide PhD candidates with an in-depth knowledge on research-based teaching and learning. The programme is multidisciplinary including students from, for example, early education to adult education, educational studies, educational psychology, home economics, craft studies, and special education. The potential doctoral candidates include national and international students with an adequate Master’s Degree. The programme also invites school and higher education leaders, reformers, policymakers, and teachers who are interested in learning theories and research methods to meet the challenges of practice, particularly those related to equity and social justice in education. SEDUCE has the following main focus areas for research: Finnish schooling and education as a focus area includes multidisciplinary research: Political, historical and social formation of the Finnish schooling and educational system. Effects of education on learning, Practices and discourses of the classroom, Dynamics of transnational politics, policy-making and governance in the Finnish school system. Education in Finland in comparative and cross-cultural perspectives. School Pedagogy emphasizes: Development of educational practices Significance of general and subject didactics in learning and teaching. Teachers' knowledge and the scientific basis of the teaching subject Research on didactics explores curricula and learning material. Topics of pedagogical thinking, learning how to learn and the ethical issues of learning. Interactive issues associated with teaching and learning. Educational practices in multiple contexts such as vocational and higher education, adult learning centres and work places.
Helsinki , Finland