Conflict and Conflict Management in Education and Transformational Processes

Third-cycle level | 7.5 credits | Course code: FOU2202

Course description

This course introduces concepts and theories of conflict with intellectual roots in social psychology, sociology of education, and developmental psychology to develop a deeper understanding of the way conflicts are expressed, causes that can be detected, their potential consequences, and the central role of conflicts in leadership, education and transformational processes. To develop a thorough understanding of these conflicts, it is important to relate conflict and conflict management to power, culture, and social justice. In the course, the student will apply different theories and concepts while analyzing conflict situations, and interventions in educational and transformational contexts such as school development and improvement work, will be problematized.


Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

For admission to the course, the doctoral student has to be registered as student in the third cycle. If the number of qualified applicants is greater than the number of available seats at the course, admission to postgraduate students at the Faculty of Education is given priority.


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

Other information

The course is given online.

Link to website

Course syllabus



Department of Education and Special Education


Educational Science

Type of course

Subject area course


konflikt, konflikthantering, conflict, conflict management

CONTACTIlse Hakvoort