Head of Research: Monika Vinterek

Monika Vinterek graduated from university as a teacher in 1984. In 1999, she took her Master’s Degree in History and in 2002, her Doctor of Philosophy at Umeå University. She then went on to publicly defend her thesis Åldersblandning i skolan – Elevers erfarenheter. From 1994 until 2004, she interned in Teacher Education at Umeå University. Between 2005 and 2009, she held a Research Assistant position in Education while at the same time acting as Visiting Researcher at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

More recently, Monika Vinterek was employed at Umeå University in the Department of Applied Educational Science, where she was Docent of Educational Work. Monika Vinterek took on the position of Professor at Dalarna University in 2011.

Field of Research

With a focus on teaching and learning, Monika Vinterek conducts research in the fields of General Didactics and History Didactics. Her main interest lies within teaching and learning in the area of educatioinal practice. Her research has looked at, for example, the different ways of organising students in classes, the reading habits of pupils during lessons, individualisation in a teaching context as well as everyday pedagogical leadership in schools.

Pertinent to her research is the highlighting of the organisation and practices that make possible and set limitations for the various goals of teaching and learning.