Most of research on higher education and student learning, like most other research, that is published in peer-reviewed journals is conducted by PhD students, Post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members. This research can be roughly divided into theoretical research and empirical research that builds on some kind of empirical data. Focusing on empirical research, the majority of the research is conducted on students. The students become the object of research and are studied in order to better understand their learning in different situations and contexts. In addition, there is a smaller part of research, which can be described as being conducted with students. In this type of participatory research (Bergold & Thomas, 2012), the students are part of the research team and work together with researchers. One form of higher education research that is rarely seen in journals or is not commonly conducted is research by students. In contrast to the other research, this research is driven by students themselves either with or without the help of more experience researchers. One approach to enable this type of research is undergraduate research experiences. However, this type of research is normally coupled to disciplinary programs and there are no undergraduate programs on higher education.
The digital anthology “Miljøer for læring ved Universitet – en student perspektiv” aims at filling this gap and collects students’ research on learning environments. You can browse through the issue below and also download the entire anthology as a PDF.
Volume 3 Issue 1 (2019)
Volume 4 Issue 1 (2020)