Anneli Frelin, professor didaktik vid Högskolan i Gävle. Bild tagen 190206.

Anneli Frelin

Ph. D. Professor in Curriculum Studies


Telephone: +46 (0)720 11 74 94

Research group: ROLE - Research On Learning Environments

Anneli Frelin is Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of Gävle, Sweden. With a background in teaching, her main interest is what makes education work for all. She has conducted projects on topics such as whole-school approaches to creating sustainable educational environments, safe schools, teachers’ professionalism and teacher commitment. She has a special interest in relational, spatial and curriculum theories and her articles have been published in international and national journals. Together with Jan Grannäs, she co-leads the research group ROLE (Research on Learning Environments). She is also involved in the European research network DRAPES (Design, Research and Practice in Educational Spaces) and in several research projects.

Current Research Projects

From design to practice - School environments from a Nordic perspektive

Activity based learning environment in Hudiksvall

Multifunction building Southern Hemlingby

Former Research Projects

Building schools 

How is a sustainable educational environment built?

Sustainable relationships as prevention against threats and violence - a study of teachers and students relational practices in the interstices of school

RAOL - Head teachers' working conditions and the evaluation of newly qualified teachers
Crossroads - a longitudinal study of  choices and values in teachers' work trajectories

Recent Publications

Grannäs, J. & Frelin, A. (2020). Safe and unsafe school environments through the eyes of the students. Understanding European School Buildings : Policies, People and Practices. Bad Heilbrunn: Verlag Julius Klinkhardt. [More information]
Grannäs, J. & Frelin, A. (2020). Secondary School Teachers’ Virtual 3D Pre-occupancy Evaluation of a Flexible Learning Environment. . [More information]
Frelin, A. (2019). Comparisons Across Borders : The Professional Territories of Teachers and Social Pedagogues. . [More information]
Grannäs, J. & Frelin, A. (2019). Digital surveillance of students in educational spaces. . [More information]
de Laval, S., Frelin, A. & Grannäs, J. (2019). Ifous fokuserar: Skolmiljöer - Utvärdering och erfarenhetsåterföring i fysisk skolmiljö. Stockholm: 67 s. (Ifous rapportserie 2019:2) Link [More information]
Published by: Anneli Frelin Page responsible: Svante Brunåker Updated: 2019-08-28
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