PhD Student – Ulrika Gustafsson

Umeå universitet

My main research interests are organization of school and the process of digital change in education.
I have worked as a teacher in compulsory school for 25 years and started as a PhD student autumn 2018 at the University of Umeå- Institution of Applied Educational Science. My forthcoming research will concern the basis for public compulsory schools in Sweden to enable students to become digitally competent. This implies also a studying of the understanding of digital competence by different actors. Putting forward the process of educational change driven by the addressing of digital competence in new and revised policy writings, a macro perspective will be taken in order to offer a picture of how this change travels and transforms through different levels in the chain of educational stakeholders before enacted in school.