Biography, Education and Society

This research unit applies the concept of biography to questions of educational research:

  • Biographies in their societal context with focus on age, gender, migration and social inequality
  • Processes of education and learning over the lifecourse, adult education
  • Qualitative approaches to educational research (current focus: student biographies and experiences, gender, multilinguism)
  • Methodologies of interpretative social research, in particular biography research and ethnography
  • Theories of biography and socialisation