Line Lerche Mørck

Professor with Special Responsibilities

Line Lerche Mørck
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Since the mid-1990s, Line Lerche Mørck has been researching marginalised young adults and their everyday lives, learning and transcending marginalisation within fields such as vocational education, ordinary school, youth schools, production schools, social work projects, and social street work in relation to street riots and gang conflicts. In her book “Boundary Communities” she develops a social practice theory of how to support learning and transcending marginalization through overlapping communities, which are constituted across ethnic and social differences. Recently she is re-contextualizing this theory into practice development in educational and social projects related to ethnic minorities, ADHD- and youth gang problems.

Organizing and teaching at the Ph.D.-course: ‘Learning from the margin’ at DPU, with Jean Lave and others (Learning from the margins-II, in 2012). supervision of ph.d.'s. Teacher and supervisor at the marster degree in Pedagogical Psychology within practive development, practice research, community intervention, supervisor on final thesis. OTHER RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS Educational settings in Denmark: Master’s classes at Universities in Denmark focussing e.g. on pedagogy of special needs and career counselling, Pedagogical Seminars (Pedagogical Training College), Centres for Advanced Education (CVU’er) and more. Professional associations / unions: The Association for Pedagogues and Club Workers (Forbundet for pædagoger og klubfolk, BUPL), Denmark’s Teachers’ Association (Danmarks Lærerforening, DLF), The Danish Social Worker’s Society (Dansk Socialrådgiverforening, DS), The Georg Brande’s Association and for the Ministry of Integration. Practice conferences: involving teachers, social workers, psychologists and other practitioners employed in councils, social services, technical schools, social projects, youth schools, guidance / counselling centres, public schools, after school care centres etc.

Research areas


KEY AREAS OF RESEARCH - Learning and trancending marginalisation, expansive learning - Ethnic minorities and educational practice - Marginalized youth - Practice research and development of practice - Everyday life among young men with ethnic minority background - Practice communities and boundary communities - Social Practice theory, Critical Psychology, Situated learning theory

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