Embodiment, Learning and Change

In movement settings and educational contexts

Embodiment, Learning and Social Change aims to analyse, document and create processes of change in relation to body, learning and social development in diverse contexts.


We elucidate the body and the importance of joy of life, learning, community, identity development and professional competence.

The subject is anchored in a holistic understanding of the body, which includes the physical, emotional, social and cultural development dimensions of bodily learning.

Embodiment Learning and Social Change is mainly based on qualitative research, practical studies and action research and thus have a strong application-oriented focus.


Main tracks


Members of research group


Name Title Phone E-mail
Charlotte Svendler Nielsen Associate Professor +4535320830 E-mail
Helle Winther Associate Professor +4535320806 E-mail
Lillan Madsen Associate Professor Emeritus +4535320865 E-mail
Louise Gottlob Baumgarten Research Assistant +4525710008 E-mail
Maise Johansen PhD Fellow   E-mail
Reinhard Stelter Professor +4535320866 E-mail
Steen Ingemann Jørgensen PhD Student   E-mail


Name Title Institution E-mail
Line Fredens PhD student Danish School of Education


Mie Maar Andersen PhD student Elsass Fonden
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Anna Pouplier
Ph.d. studerende
PhD student Rigshospitalets Paediatric Oncology Research Laboratory (Bonkolab) anna.pouplier@regionh.dk
Morten Bertelsen

Helle WintherHead of research group

Helle Winther
Associate Professor