Thanks to Ola Lindberg and colleagues at Umeå University for organizing a great symposium on current challenges at the heart of the digitalization of the Nordic K-12 schools.
The symposium was a fantastic venue to network with Nordic researchers interested in the materiality of learning and teaching, the analysis of current discourses and policies vis-à-vis the digitalisation of schools, the conceptualization of digitalisation and the emergence of digitalisation practices.
Take a look at the great program that Ola and colleagues put together!:
RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – “Recent trends in the digitalization of Nordic K-12 schools” 11-13 October 2017, Umeå University
THEME 1 – ON MATERIAL CONDITIONS FOR DIGITALIZATION
Eva Mårell-Olsson: Principals’ Intentions and Management of Digitization of Swedish Schools
Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Jalal Nouri, Ola Knutsson, Robert Ramberg: Reflections on the Digitization of Schools in Sweden
Jimmy Jaldemark, Sofia Eriksson Bergström, Peter Mozelius: Applying mobile devices and game-based learning in formal educational settings: Playing Pokémon Go as a tool for learning in a Swedish elementary school
THEME 2– EXPECTATIONS ON DIGITALIZATION IN CURRICULA AND POLICY
Geir Haugsbakk: 30 years of ICT and learning in education – the actors, discussions and discourses
Jeppe Bundsgaard: Information Literacy – What is it? What is difficult for students? Are Nordic students Information Literate?
J Ola Lindberg, Göran Fransson, Anders D Olofsson: What ́s in a word? On the issue of ‘adequate’ digital competence’ in a policy for ICT in education
Fazilat Siddiq: A Comparison Between Digital Competence in Two Nordic Countries’ National Curricula and International Frameworks: Inspecting their Readiness for 21st Century Education
THEME 3 – TIME AND SPACE AS ASPECTS OF DIGITALIZATION
Annika Wiklund-Engblom: Considering social relations in distance learning: Teachers’ reflections on their own teaching experiences
Fanny Pettersson: Digitally competent school organizations- developing supportive institutional infrastructures in remote teaching context
THEME 4 – EXPRESSIONS OF DIGITALIZATION IN SCHOOLS PRACTICES
Karin Levinsen: Practice oriented and co-creative competence building – the digitale dimension and externalized learning
Linda Mannila: Digital competence and programming at K-9 level – teacher expectations and concerns
Peter Bergström: Power and control in the one-to-one computing classroom: students’ perspective on teachers’ didactical design
Together with my colleague Jalal Nouri, I hold a seminar at the conference Leda Lärande 2017. This is a conference that brings together more than 2000 teachers, school principals, researchers and politicians involved in the development of the schools in Sweden.
Our seminar was about the changes that the tablets bring into the everyday classroom. It was well visited and was a perfect venue to talk and learn about key issues that matter today to our teachers, school children and youths.
The seminar was in Swedish. Here is the abstract of our talk.
Titeln: Vad förändras med pekplator i klassrummet?
Vi presenterar vår forskning om hur pekplattor (tablets) används i klassrummet och hur de stödjer lärande- och undervisningspraktiker i svensk grundskola. Vi lyfter fram exempel på vad som förändras när man använder pekplattor i den var- dagliga undervisningspraktiken. Detta inkluderar administrativa, organisatoriska och pedagogiska förändringar, t.ex. kring fördelad makt i klassrum- met, kritiskt tänkande och ökad kreativitet. Vårt föredrag baseras på forskning som har utförts på fyra skolor i Stockholm och Växjö.
Linnaeus University is organising with the support of Videum, Region Kronoberg and Swedsoft this international workshop that aims to gain insights and perspectives from international scholars and professionals on how to promote computational thinking development. The event brings together researchers and teachers from Finland, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Greece, Israel and Hong Kong who are working on topics related to Computational Thinking and Coding Skills in Schools. Presentations and hands on discussions will be part of the workshop.
For more information see here
The programme is here
Together with colleagues at KTH, we are organising this workshop. Take a look at the website and join us at ECSCW 2017 in Sheffield!
Here is the cfp
LÄRA Stockholm, is published by the Education Department of the City of Stockholm, six times a year. It highlights good examples from the city’s schools, presents news and research in the educational field and provides inspirational work. LÄRA has received the award of the compound RIM for the year’s best work reports 2013 Arts best photojournalism in 2010. The magazine has also received the Swedish Publishing Award 2013, 2011 and 2009 for best staff magazine – the public sector.
Here the link to the interview in Swedish!
I am proud to announce that our worksop on “Emergent Practices and Material Conditions in Tablet-mediated Collaborative Learning and Teaching” has been accepted at CSCL 2017.
The call for papers is available here
We plant to publish an Special Issue on the workshop after the workshop.
Workshop website is: https://materialconditionsblog.wordpress.com
Lats time we organized “#TMCL15 – Changing Teaching and Learning Practices in Schools with Tablet-Mediated Collaborative Learning: Nordic, European and International Views” at CSCL 2015.
Workshop organizers are:
Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Stockholm University, Sweden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Isa Jahnke, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, email@example.com
Crina Damsa, University of Oslo, Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miguel Nussbaum, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, email@example.com
Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Programme Committee
Jun Oshima, Japan
Yishay Mor, Israel
Marcelo Milrad, Sweden
Eva Mårell-Ohlsson, Sweden
Stefan Aufenanger, Germany
Swapna Kumar, USA
Sten Ludvigsen, Norway
Beatrice Ligorio, Italy
Olga Viberg, Sweden
What a nice conference in a city that I love and where i have spent so many years of my student life. I had a great time there and I was super proud of my colleague Jalal who made a good job presenting our work! Read about our work here.
This is ongoing work on Democracy OS Argentina I am conducting together with Somya Joshi at DSV. It is a project driven by a passionate group of people who started Democracia en Red (Net Democracy), Partido de la Red The Net Party in Argentina and Democracy Earth foundation.
In August, I presented our work in the TING workshop at the Participatory Design Conference. Read about our first approach of democracy OS. here: PDF.