Gunilla Karlberg-Granlund

Gunilla Karlberg-Granlund

Doctor of Philosophy (Education)


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Dr. Gunilla Karlberg-Granlund is working as a teacher educator at the Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies, Åbo Akademi University in Finland.

Research interests

  • Exploring the educational, cultural, and social environments and characteristics of small rural schools, laying a foundation for understanding the possibilities, challenges, and constraints that teachers and pupils may face in these contexts, as well as exploring what educational quality, equity and sustainability mean.
  • Facilitation of teachers’ and teacher students’ professional learning and development through action research.
  • Teacher education research.

Teaching and supervising

Teaching is a privilege. Gunilla Karlberg-Granlund has been teaching in different contexts, from primary school to pre-service and in-service teacher education. Together with her colleagues Gunilla Karlberg-Granlund is currently teaching and developing courses in general didactics, teaching and learning, and supervising bachelor and master theses.

Gunilla Karlberg-Granlund is a member and group coordinator of the Nordic Network for Action Research. She is also a member of the Pedagogy, Education and Praxis (PEP) international collaborative research network, which has members from universities in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Colombia, Australia, and New Zealand.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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