Researching professional practice: Opening communicative spaces

Third-cycle level | 7.5 credits | Course code: FOU2102
HT 2022
Study period: 2022-08-31 - 2022-12-21
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in English
Application period: 2022-04-01 - 2022-05-15

Course description

This course considers the nature of professional practice, and different ways of creating spaces for communication. In particular, it will explore how communicative spaces can be opened andhow they can be used for researching professional practice.

The course is structured around literature seminars and seminars via zoom in which the studentspresent their own research related to practice theory, and workshops via zoom where analysis ofempirical data and the development of a conference abstract is in main focus.

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must be registered as a doctoral student (third cycle). Preference is given to the faculty's own doctoral students. Doctoral students at other universities are welcome to participate in the course, subject to availability.


For more applicants than places, preference will be given to doctoral students at the University of Gothenburg's Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Other information

The course is given as an on-line course.

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Course syllabus


Reading and reference list

Reading and reference list for the course


Department of Education and Special Education


Educational Science

Type of course

Subject area course


professional practice, professionell praktik , Communicative space, kommunikativa utrymmen, praktikteori, Practice theory

CONTACTLill Langelotz