Lars Ulriksen

Lars Ulriksen


My research concerns the encounter between on the one hand the students with their prior knowledge and experiences, their interests, expectations and perspectives, and, on the other, the educational context with its ways of teaching, its curriculum, frames, cultures, traditions, teachers and other students. What happens in this encounter? What affects what happens, and how does it influence the students’ development of an identity and sense of belonging at the education, as well as their interests, motivation and learning outcomes?

Specifically, I have studied university students, particularly within science and engineering, their choice of study, their transition into first year at university and what they find challenging in this transition. We have studied how the students manage this transition, the teaching and the content they meet, and how it affects the completion and non-completion during first year.

Also, I have studied upper-secondary school, in particular students from non-traditional background and the challenges these students experience during upper-secondary school, but also in a wider sense the difficulties students experience in the transition from lower to upper secondary school.

Selected publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    Choices and Wayfaring in Higher Education: Bachelor students’ movements between individual perspectives and institutional constraints

    Nielsen, Katia Bill & Ulriksen, Lars, 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Studies in Higher Education. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Why science education and for whom? The contributions of science capital and Bildung

    Nicolaisen, Line, Ulriksen, Lars & Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup, 2023, In: International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement. 13, 3, p. 216-229

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Naturvidenskabens bidrag til almendannelsen

    Ulriksen, Lars, 2023, In: MONA. 2023, 3, p. 7-25

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Balancing Time: University Students' Study Practices and Policy Perceptions of Time

    Ulriksen, Lars & Nejrup, C., 2021, In: Sociological Research Online. 26, 1, p. 166-184 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    God undervisning på de videregående uddannelser: En forskningsbaseret brugsbog

    Ulriksen, Lars, Oct 2014, Frederiksberg: Frydenlund. 437 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

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