Um stofnunina



Rannsóknastofan Lífshættir barna og ungmenna

Rannsóknastofan Lífshættir barna og ungmenna er rannsókna- og fræðslusetur starfrækt af dr. Sigrúnu Aðalbjarnardóttur. Rannsóknastofan heyrir undir Menntavísindastofnun og er ætlað að vera víðtækur vettvangur rannsókna á sviði lífshátta barna og ungmenna, einkum því sem lýtur að samskiptum þeirra og borgaravitund, áhættuhegðun og seiglu. Markmið setursins er jafnframt að miðla vísindalegri þekkingu um lífshætti barna og ungmenna og vera grundvöllur fyrir fræðimenn til að starfa á þessu sviði.

Centre for Research into Challenges Facing Children and Young People (CF-CYP)

Centre for Research into Challenges Facing Children and Young People (CF-CYP) is an independent research centre within The Social Science Research Institute and The Educational Science Research Institute at the University of Iceland. The chair of the centre is Professor Dr. Sigrún Aðalbjarnardóttir. The research centre is a common forum for researchers in the area of the challenges that face children and young people. A special focus is on their social relationships in a broad sense; their perspectives on their live, values and citizenship; and their risk-taking behaviour and recilience. Another focus is on parents’, teachers’, and other educators’ pedagogical visions.

The role of the CF-CYP is to enhance and strengthen research on the challenges facing children and young people and on educators’ pedagogical visions. The goal is to be initiative in research in this field, to collaborate with both national and international research institutions and researchers, and to strengthen collaboration with those who educate and work with young people (e.g., parents, teachers, after-school programmes, prevention programmes).

Another main goal of the CF-CYP is to stimulate research in this important field through scholarly writings and editing; attending and organising conferences, seminars, courses and other activities which can enhance research in this area. The CF-CYP aims at recruiting promising MA and doctoral students providing them with supervision, resources and opportunities to conduct research in this field.