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University of Innsbruck, Department of Teacher Education and School Research

Established in 2005, the Research Centre Education – Generation – Lifecourse2 engages in critically reflexive and action-oriented research and theory-building into education and training in European knowledge and civil societies. In both qualitative and quantitative terms, education and training are increasingly significant for all spheres of life, raising fundamental questions about the shaping of teaching and learning processes both for the formation of subjectivities as well as in social context. The emergence of an internally open Europe (after 1989) and the implications of cultural and economic globalisation processes mean that the Research Centre’s research and networking activities are largely oriented towards comparative and intercultural perspectives. A clustered, network-based and incremental development strategy underlies its dynamic, producing a series of interlinked projects thematically anchored around key thematic research issues.