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Learning and Leadership

The research group Learning and Leadership at the Institute of health and care sciences at University of Gothenburg is closely related to the field of health and care pedagogy. The research group was established in 2013 aiming to develop and strengthen the research, expertise and knowledge in learning, mentoring and management.

Knowledge of learning, supervision and leadership is accentuated in relation to humans, society and culture within healthcare institutions and education.

Research projects

1. Drama and student learning
2. Care and learning about the elderly
3. Supervision
4. Organisation, leadership and team management
5. Health and learning
7. Nursing students' competency

1. Drama and student learning
The research concerns development of interpersonal skills such as empathy, communication, ethics and conflict management. In order to integrate theory and practice, a different approach than traditional teaching is required. This research field focuses on the learning process of students by drama pedagogy in the nursing and paediatric nursing programmes.
Contact: Linda Berg linda.berg@gu.se

2. Care and Learning
Contact: Harshida.Patel@gu.se

3. Supervision
The supervisors of the clinical education have a central role in the student's education by creating conditions for powerful learning. This research concerns the learning and professional development as well as the theoretical perspectives on supervision and the supervisor’s role in training a health professional. The research field also includes process-oriented supervising in nursing, which is compulsory in the nursing programme. The students’ learning process is also studied in order to further develop their self-awareness, empathy and readiness to act from an ethical approach. The various dimensions of knowledge are also examined from a holistic perspective, with an integration of theoretical and practical skills.
Contact: Kerstin Ulin kerstin.ulin@gu.se

4. Organisation, leadership and team management
Leadership in healthcare concerns the management of administrative processes such as planning and organizing, as well as leading the development and improvement of health and well-being. We promote a relationship-oriented leadership characterized by clarity, humility, respect and courage. The model aims to develop a fruitful teamwork and collaboration between health professionals in different care units. To lead, prioritize and coordinate towards the unit’s goals can also be defined as a long-term change-oriented work of improvement.
Efficient collaboration of teams has become one of the key building blocks when it comes to health care management. It has contributed to research of theoretical perspectives on how different skills complement each other, how the patient's role is changing and how organisations are shaped when the teams are integrated into chains of health care. Team management requires a new kind of leadership skills that contrast to the traditional, hierarchical models. In this area we are monitoring the development and we contribute to new knowledge that can be applied to both health care and teaching.
Contact: Kristina Rosengren kristina.rosengren@gu.se

5. Health and learning
These research projects take on a health promoting perspective. Health is viewed as a resource and focus is directed towards health factors that surround us. If health factors are strengthened, health can be maintained and improved. The activities of the project are pedagogically rooted in a social constructivist, interactional and problem-based perspective. In the project named PEK, a training model for how to improve health literacy has been developed, both at an individual and a societal level. The project Nordic Lifestyle Workshop has presented a model for inter-sectoral collaboration between parents, staff in preschools and healthcare professionals.
Contact: Karin C Ringsberg karin.ringsberg@gu.se
Forum for Nordic Health Promotion Research 
Nordic Lifestyle Workhshop

6. DIAC - Drama in Acute Care
This project is a cooperation between Griffith University in Australia and Gothenburg University. The desired outcome is for the teaching teams to further enhance innovative and effective teaching approaches and curriculum development on all levels of tertiary education. Although the project is carried out in educational institutions, it is also closely connected with clinical environments. Nursing education at post graduate level at both institutions is deeply involved with clinical environments and all graduates will eventually apply what they learn in clinical settings. The project will therefore not only benefit the postgraduate training and education of nursing students at the Institutions, the desired impact is also for the project to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes in acute and critical care settings.
The aim of the DIAC project is to improve nursing education on post graduate level, using drama as an important learning medium. The focus is on teamwork, communication and conflict management in acute and critical care in Australia and in Sweden.
The project comprises drama workshops, filming of scenarios for teaching material, questionnaires and interviews.

7. Nursing students' competency
The title of the project is: nursing students' skills at the end of training - a comparative study between self-reported and examined skills. The aim of the project is to study the correlation between nursing students' self-assessment of their skills and self-efficacy, and results on the skills test at the end of the final semester of th nursing programme. Furthermore, the purpose is to study how nursing students, the registered nurses responsible for assessment and the lecturer describe the meaning of the different areas of expertise for the registered nurse.
Contact: Inger Jansson  
Margret Lepp 


Scientific leader: 
Professor Margret Lepp

Ingegerd Bergbom
Margret Lepp
Karin Ringsberg

Associate professors 
Linda Berg
Kristina Rosengren

Maud Lundén
Inger Jansson
Margaretha Jenholt Nolbris
Harshida Patel
Mona Ringdal
Kerstin Ulin
Helena Wigert

Adjunct lecturers
Stina Larsson

PhD candidates 
Susanna Arveklev Höglund.
Anna Gyberg


Griffith University, Australia:
Associate professor Penny Bundy
Professor Emeritus Bruce Burton
Professor Wendy Chaboyer
Dr Frances Lin

Network platforms

The research goup is part of  ENNA, the European Network of Nursing Academies. 



Page Manager: Lovisa Aijmer|Last update: 9/20/2017

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