Lena O Magnusson holds a PhD in Arts Education from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a senior lecturer in visual arts and arts education. Magnusson leads the research group ECE (Early Childhood Education); she is also engaged in the research group ROLE (Research On Learning Environments). Her main research area concerns young children and preschool education, focusing on digital technology, STEAM education, literacy, learning environment, visual art pedagogy and visual culture. Another area of interest is research on aesthetic [learning] processes, aesthetic forms of expression, and their capacity in teacher education.
Magnusson currently has two ongoing research projects. First, a newly started Swedish Research Council-funded project, STEAM teaching in preschool, run between 2023–2026 and is a collaboration between University of Gävle, Stockholm University and Umeå University. Read more about the STEAM project. In 2023, the four-year project FRAFFÖR ends. Magnusson is one of two researchers in the study focusing on implementing innovative and functional preschools. The project is part of the research program Learning Environments of Tomorrow.
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