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Elin Låby



I took my bachelor degree in Art Education in 1994, and I have then worked as an art teacher both in elementary school, high school and senior high school. in 2011 I finnished my Master in Art Education.

Research interests

Educational Sciences, Visual Communication, Cultural studies and particulary Children´s culture

Ongoing research

To examine in what way children´s pictures are used in society. By looking at different art competitions for children,  it is possible to see continuity and change over time in what pictures children make, and which ones of the pictures are selected by the jury´s. What ideas and ideals of the nation, society and of childhood can you see? Is the ideals of the children consistent with the ideals of the jury´s? What changes in art education and curricula is shown (or not shown) in the pictures? The reserch is made possible very much  through the Swedish Children´s picture Archive in Eskilstuna, which consists of over 600.000 children´s pictures from late 1800th century until today.



Master thesis: Bildundervisning i Turkiet- med exempel från en skola i Istanbul (2011) (Art education in Turkey - with examples from a school in Istanbul)





Telephone: 013-28 40 69
Fax: 013-28 29 00

E-mail: elin.laby@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Child Studies
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping



About Child studies

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on issues regarding children, childhood and family in history and society. Education in Child Studies: under graduate level, master level, graduate level (Ph.D).

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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