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  • 1.
    Borglund, Linda
    et al.
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Utvärdering av barnmorskeutbildning på distans2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sedan 2004 har barnmorskeutbildningen vid Institutionen för vårdvetenskap, VHB, på Högskolan i Borås bedrivits i form av en modifierad distansutbildning. Med det avses att kurserna dels består av träffar/föreläsningar på campus, dels av kommunikation och information via en Internetbaserad lärplattform . Utbildningen kritiserades för bristande kvalitet i såväl innehåll som upplägg vid Högskoleverkets, (HSV) kvalitetsgranskning 2007. HSV menade bland annat i sin kritik att studenterna blir isolerade på grund av utbildningsformen. Även sambandet mellan utbildning och aktuell forskning samt examinations-formerna ifrågasattes. På grund av den allvarliga kritiken fann VHB ett behov av att evaluera utbildningen och Centrum för lärande och undervisning, CLU, fick i uppdrag att genomföra en utvärdering av studenternas uppfattningar. En enkätundersökning genomfördes därför under våren 2008. Syftet med utvärderingen var att söka ta reda på studenternas uppfattningar om barnmorskeutbildningens kvalitet och genomförande. De frågeställningar som legat till grund är: - Hur har studenterna upplevt barnmorskeutbildningen vad gäller flexibel form? - Hur bedömer de studenter som idag är verksamma inom respektive område att barnmorskeutbildningen motsvarade kraven som ställs i arbetslivet? Resultatet visar att studenternas attityd till barnmorskeutbildningen generellt är neutral eller positiv.Studenterna bedömer att de kunskaper de förvärvat genom utbildningen motsvarar arbetslivets krav vä Sammanfattningsvis visar resultatet att HSV:s kritik mot utbildningsformen inte finner stöd i studenternas uppfattningar.

  • 2.
    Jämsvi, Susanne
    et al.
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Det tar vi sen, i en annan kurs. Talet om mångfald i kursplanerna inom det allmänna utbildningsområdet i lärarutbildningen.2006Report (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Bolognaprocessen: ett pedagogiskt utvecklingsarbete eller en administrativ implementering?2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under läsåret 2006-2007 har förändringarna i högskoleförordningen (SFS 2006:1053) och Bolognaprocessens inverkan på högre utbildning varit högaktuell på högskolor och universitet runt om i landet. Bakgrunden till förändringarna som trädde i kraft 070101 i högskoleförordningen finns i stor utsträckning i den så kallade Bolognaprocessen, en deklaration mellan 45 länder i Europa som främst syftar till att stärka Europa som en utbildningskontinent, öka anställningsbarhet och främja rörlighet för studenter och anställda. Till de operativa målen hör bland annat att dela in utbildningen i tre nivåer (grund-, avancerad och forskarnivå) och göra nya examensbeskrivningar. Dessutom har ett nytt poängsystem införts där 60 högskolepoäng motsvarar ett års studier, tidigare 1p motsvarar idag alltså 1,5 hp. Ett nytt 7-gradigt betygssystem införs vid flera lärosäten (ECTS) och diskuteras även inom HB. De studenter som i samband med kursstart begär att få betygssättas i detta system har rätt till det. Det som kan anses vara den största och kanske viktigaste förändringen är att man övergår från ett lärar- och kurscentrerat till ett studentcentrerat och målfokuserat synsätt i och med att studentens lärandemål (learning outcomes/förväntade studieresultat) ska uttryckas i alla kurs- och utbildningsplaner. Detta har inneburit att alla kurs- och utbildningsplaner har skrivits (eller ska skrivas) om. Det innebär också, för en del, ett nytt ”tänk”. Framförallt innebär det att lärare måste synliggöra sitt ”tänk” kring målen med kursinnehåll och undervisning, studentens lärande är i fokus.

  • 4.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Brick Lane: En roman som väcker frågor2007In: Språk och gräns/er - om språk och identitetsskapande i några skönlitterära verk / [ed] Maria Carlsson, Göteborgs universitet, Institutet för svenska som andraspråk , 2007, p. 79-90Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Collegial Mentoring for Professional Development2017In: Exploring Education and Professional Practice: Through the Lens of Practice Architectures / [ed] Kathleen Mahon, Susanne Francisco and Stephen Kemmis, Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2017, 1, p. 139-149Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Various forms of mentoring and 'collegial learning' are often used to enhance teachers' continued professional development. When teachers come together to scrutinise their own questions raised from practice, sustainable changes in teaching and classroom situations increase. To understand what happens in the practice of continuing professional development (CPD), and to examine what professional learning is possible in the specific practice, it is crucial to examine the arrangements that hold the practice in place. In this chapter, a practice of teachers'professional group mentoring is examined through the lens of practice architectures. Foucault's notion of power is also used as a theoretical frame. This analytical approach brings new insight to what enables and constrains professional learning in mentoring practices. 

  • 6.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Kollegialt lärande i praktiken: Kompetensutveckling eller kollegial korrigering?2017 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Boken Kollegialt lärande i praktiken – kompetensutveckling eller kollektiv korrigering? förklarar hur kollegialt lärande kan bidra till att lärare, elever och deras föräldrar får reellt inflytande på undervisningen. Med avstamp i praktiknära studier i utbildningssammanhang och utifrån en praktikteoretisk ansats – teorin om praktikarkitekturer – analyserar och problematiserar Lill Langelotz fenomenet kollegialt lärande, samt belyser både emanciperande och stigmatiserande processer. Boken visar även hur demokratiska praktiker med elevers lärande i fokus möjliggörs. Då det svenska utbildningssystemet ska genomsyras av en demokratisk undervisning utgör boken därmed ett unikt, teoretiskt och viktigt bidrag till litteraturen om lärares kompetensutveckling.

  • 7.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Kollegialt lärande i praktiken: Kompetensutveckling eller kollektiv korrigering?2017 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Kollegialt lärande analyseras och problematiseras ur ett praktikteoretiskt perspektiv. Boken introducerar teorin om praktikarkitekturer och dess analytiska begrepp med utgångspunkt i empiriska studier där kollegialt lärande tar sig olika uttryck. Teorin om praktikarkitekturer kombineras med resonemang hämtade från Hanna Arendt och Michel Foucault, för att förklara hur lärare, elever och deras föräldrar får reellt inflytande på undervisningen, samtidigt som stigmatiserande föreställningar om såväl elevgrupper som kollegor också riskerar att befästas.

  • 8.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Kollegorna stöttar, utvecklar - och dömer2016In: Pedagogiska Magasinet, ISSN 1401-3320, no 1, p. 46-49Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Rönnerman, Karin
    Så görs en (o)skicklig lärare2013In: Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, ISSN 1401-6788, E-ISSN 2001-3345, Vol. 18, no 3-4, p. 258-279Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Lärares kollektiva kompetensutveckling genom olika former av handledning ökar i den svenska skolan. Kollektiv kompetensutveckling beskrivs i nationell och internationell forskning ofta som en entydigt positiv praktik för att utveckla yrkesskicklighet. I följande artikel problematiseras denna föreställning genom en analys av en kollegial grupphandledning. Syftet är att synliggöra hur lärare konstruerar diskurser om lärar(o)skicklighet i samband med grupphandledning. Resultatet visar en motstridig bild av vad lärarskicklighet kan tänkas vara. Lärarna disciplinerade varandra i relation till lärarskicklighet genom de undervisningsråd som exemplifierades under handledningen. Subjektskonstruktionen av enskilda lärare, som skapades under den kollegiala handledningen, kan tyckas stigmatiserande. Likväl genererades också utrymme för förhandlingar och nya subjektspositioner. Kulturellt-diskursiva, social-politiska och materiellt-ekonomiska arrangemang på skolan bidrog till att främja den specifika och disciplinerande kompetensutvecklingspraktiken.

  • 10.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Teachers' peer group mentoring - nine steps to heaven?2013In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, E-ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 375-394Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Various kinds of mentoring processes to enhance teachers’ collective learning and professional development have become popular. Collective learning and collective practice development within professions may be approached as an integral part of ‘professional learning communities’. Research emphasises that learning communities cannot be commanded into existence and that they require voluntary participation. It is implicit that the participating teachers are open-minded and willing to share their teaching experiences. Yet in this article the situation is different. The article draws on a three-year-long case study in a Swedish secondary school involving one teacher team ‘forced’ to participate in peer group mentoring. The project aimed to develop teaching team facilitation using a nine-step model of peer group mentoring (PGM). Framed by Michel Foucault’s notion of power, the analysis shows that the disciplining practice of PGM generated new and complex processes. These processes can be described as disciplining, democratising and developmental for both the individual and the teacher team. 

  • 11.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Alexiadou, Nafsika
    Teachers’ peer group mentoring: Nine steps to heaven?2013In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, E-ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 375-394Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Various kinds of mentoring processes to enhance teachers’ collective learning and professional development have become popular. Collective learning and collective practice development within professions may be approached as an integral part of ‘professional learning communities’. Research emphasizes that learning communities cannot be commanded into existence and it requires voluntary participation. It is implicit that the participating teachers are open-minded and willing to share their teaching experiences. Yet in this article the situation is different. The article draws on a three-year-long case study in a Swedish secondary school involving one teacher team ‘forced’ to participate in peer group mentoring. The project aimed at developing teaching team facilitation using a nine-step model of peer group mentoring (PGM). Framed by Michel Foucault’s notion of power, the analysis shows that the disciplining practice of PGM generated new and complex processes. These processes can be described as disciplining, democratizing and developing for both the individual and the teacher team.

  • 12.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Teachers' peer group supervision: making a difference for whom?2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Tensions in Inclusive Practices2018In: Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?: Symposium: Creating Sustainable Inclusive Educational Environments, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The tension between how the concept of inclusive education is verbalised in various educational policies and practices, and how it is realised in classroom practices, is examined in this paper. The data derive from an ongoing research and development programme (Inkluderande lärmiljöer/Inclusive learning environments) in seven municipalities in Sweden, orchestrated by a research institute (Ifous) over three years (2017-2019). The aim is to enhance inclusion within the schools taking part in the programme, through for example lectures and seminaries arranged by the institute. The programme includes administrative management at municipality level, school management, teachers and student health professionals from across the school sector. It also includes a group of researchers, conducting different studies, with ‘inclusive learning environment’ as a common and overall orientation. This paper is theoretically framed by the ‘theory of practice architectures’ and ‘ecologies of practices’ (Kemmis et al, 2014). According to the theory, practices are shaped by three kinds of overlapping arrangements: Cultural-discursive arrangements such as discourses and languages affect what is possible to say in and about practice (e.g., deficit discourses, critical discourses, discipline-specific discourses, languages). Material economic arrangements – for example material, technological, financial, organisational, and other resources – affect what it is possible to do in practice (e.g., buildings, schedules, workload calculators, funding). Social-political arrangements are those that affect the ways in which it is possible for people to relate to others (and things and places) in practice (e.g., organisational rules, mandates, solidarities, hierarchies). These arrangements form the practice architectures of practices such as leading, teaching, and learning. The first analysis shows a gap between the different levels involved. The administrative management and the teachers have different views on whether or not there are student groups divided into smaller ‘special need’ groups. Furthermore, there is an ambition at the administrative level to transfer students, labeled as ‘students with special needs’, into ‘ordinary classes’. This ambition clashes sometimes with the teachers’ understanding of how to promote inclusion. The data also reveal a worry concerning ‘transitions’. Participants in the programme describe transitions, as ‘critical moments’ as well as ‘challenging’. The transitions include for example, the transfer of students from third grade to fourth grade or merging two classes together, including special education classes. How well these transitions are handled varies significantly amongst the schools in the programme.

  • 14.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    The Pracitce of Peer Group Mentoring. Traces of Global Changes and Regional Traditions.2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Vad gör en skicklig lärare?: en studie om kollegial handledning som utvecklingspraktik2014Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis takes its departure from the on-going debate about teachers´(collective) ‘continuing professional development’ (CPD). Teachers’ CPD through an imposed nine-step model of peer group mentoring (PGM) is focused on. The study draws on data from a two and a half yearlong interactive project that took place in a teacher team in a Swedish school. The general aim of the thesis is to study a practice of professional development in a teacher team involving peer group mentoring and to find out how and what kind of teachers’ expertise that is constructed. Furthermore, the aim is to examine how the PGM-practice was constrained and enabled and what kind of CPD was made possible. The theoretical and methodological framework is mainly based on practice theory. Practices and practitioners are seen as mutually interrelated. Practice architectures (Kemmis & Grootenboer, 2008) are used to uncover the relations between the PGM-practice and its historical, material-economic, social-political and cultural-discursive conditions. Furthermore, Foucault’s notion of power was adopted as an analytical tool to examine how power came into play during the mentoring sessions and how the teachers’ discursively constructed a ‘good teacher’ and teachers’ expertise. The methodological approach is action research. A main finding of the thesis is that professional and personnel development may be imposed through peer group mentoring. Furthermore, democratic processes increased during the PGMmeetings and seemed to have an impact on classroom practice and the practice of parent-teacher meetings. The results show how the PGM–practice and its outcomes are deeply interconnected to global and local historical, material-economic, social-political and cultural-discursive arrangements which constrained and enabled it. When economic cut downs (i.e. materialeconomic arrangements) began to take effect in the local school, along with a neo-liberal discourse (i.e. cultural-discursive arrangements), democratic processes were challenged and threatened. The focus in the PGM discussions shifted from the teachers’ perceived need for pedagogical knowledge development to talk about students as costs. The constrained nine-step model disciplined some individuals more than others. The teachers disciplined each other through e.g. confessions, corrections and differentiations. Inconsistent discourses about good teaching and teachers’ know-how were constructed and the teachers positioned themselves and each other as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ teachers. The interactive research approach partly enabled the PGM-practice but at the same time effected the teachers’ positioning of each other. The interactive research approach disciplined both the teachers and the researcher. Anyhow, power relations became fluent and mutual among the participants. A collegial approach and the ability to carry out reflexive cooperation were both fostered by the model and articulated in the PGM-practice as important teacher skills.

  • 16.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    What make(s) a good teacher? A study about teachers’ peer group mentoring as a tool to manage global changes and educational reforms2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper takes its departure from an interactive study conducted in a Swedish secondary school during 2008-2011. The aim is to study the practice of teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) in a teacher team involving peer group mentoring (PGM) to find out how and what kind of teachers’ pedagogical knowledge and expertise that is constructed. And to examine how the PGM-practice was constrained and enabled and what kind of CPD was made possible. The theoretical framework is based on practice theory. Practice architectures are used to uncover the relations between the PGM-practice and its historical, material-economic, social-political and cultural-discursive conditions. The methodological approach is action research. A main finding is that professional and personnel development may be imposed through PGM. Democratic process increased during the PGM-meetings and seemed to have an impact on classroom practice and the practice of parent-teacher meetings as well. Furthermore, the PGM-practice and its outcomes are deeply interconnected to global and local historical, material-economic, social-political and cultural-discursive arrangements which constrained and enabled it. When economic cut downs began to take effect in the local school, along with a neo-liberal discourse, democratic processes were challenged and threatened. The focus in the PGM-discussions shifted from the teachers’ perceived need for pedagogical knowledge development to talk about students as costs. A collegial approach and the ability to carry out reflexive cooperation were both fostered by the model and articulated in the PGM-practice as important teacher skills.

  • 17.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Hesslow, Eva
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Tyrén, Lena
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Följeforskning i Läslyftet, Kungsbacka kommun 2016/172017Report (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Johansson, Kristina
    PUH: Pedagogiska utvecklingsprojekt i högskolan : ett samarbete mellan Västra Götalands högskolor2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    För femte året i rad har vi nöjet att i denna rapport presentera en rad olika pedagogiska utvecklingsarbeten från Högskolan i Borås och Högskolan Väst. Utvecklingsarbetena är en del av den högskolepedagogiska grundutbildningen som finns vid respektive lärosäte. Utbildningarna genomförs på olika sätt, men har som gemensamt syfte att stödja universitetslärare att utveckla ett reflekterande och undersökande förhållningssätt till sin undervisning samt att stimulera till en pedagogisk diskussion, allt i syfte till att utveckla ”Scholarship of Teaching and Learning”. Sedan flera år tillbaks har ett utökat samarbete mellan våra lärosäten lett till en gemensam konferens, Pedagogisk utveckling i högskolan (PUH), där högskolepedagogiska utvecklingsarbeten presenteras. Dels för att sprida pedagogiska erfarenheter över lärosätesgränserna, dels för att säkra kvaliteten i de två högskolornas respektive utbildningar. Genom att skriva och presentera ett pedagogiskt utvecklingsarbete i en autentisk konferenssituation blir kunskapen kollektiv och till gagn för fler än den enskilde individen. Årets konferens gick av stapeln vid Högskolan Väst den 19-20 april. Under konferensen visades en stor bredd av arbeten upp. I kvalitetssäkringssyfte skedde dessutom bedömningen av arbetena över lärosätesgränserna. I denna utgåva återfinns alla presentationer i form av papers alternativt abstracts. Syftet med denna rapport är att sprida resultat över ämnes-/institutions- och lärosätesgränser.

  • 19.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Library and Learning Resources.
    Jämsvi, SusanneUniversity of Borås, Library and Learning Resources.
    PUH-rapport: pedagogiska utvecklingsprojekt i högskolan2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    De utvecklingsarbeten som presenteras i denna rapport är en del av den högskolepedagogiska grundutbildningen som finns vid Högskolan i Borås. Syftet med utbildningen är att stödja universitetslärare att utveckla ett reflekterande och kritiskt undersökande förhållningssätt till sin praktik samt att stimulera till en pedagogisk diskussion. Att forska i egen praktik (aktionsforskning), utvecklar såväl undervisning som utbildning samt bidrar till individens utveckling mot ’Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’.

  • 20.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Jämsvi, Susanne
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Teacher students learning what? The multicultural discourse in curriculum in teacher education in Sweden2008Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Bernstein (1971) claims that a curriculum defines what valid knowledge is. A question to be asked in accordance with this then is: what is defined as “valid knowledge” in the teacher education curriculum in Sweden? The governmental bill of 1999/2000:135 states that teacher education will educate teachers to encounter a multicultural school and a society characterized by diversity. What traces of multiculturalism are visible in the curriculum? What perspectives on multiculturalism might teachers of tomorrow thereby receive in their education? The purpose of our study has been to uncover multicultural discourses in the course syllabi in “the general area of education”, AUO, in teacher education. In the study, 177 course syllabi from 22 universities in Sweden were scrutinized. Multiculturalism, according to our interpretation, is not only a question of ethnicity and nationality or religion but also of class. One of our main results has shown that the multicultural discourse is formed on the basis of a monocultural perspective, i e Swedish and middleclass. Culture, irrespective of being about class or ethnicity, is “talked about” as a feature belonging to the Other both on an individual and collective level. Previous research into educational contexts reveals similar findings (for example Gundara, 2005; Lahdenperä, 1997; Sjögren, 2001). Our findings also show that the multicultural discourse is characterized by deficits. In syllabi, issues of ethnicity/nationality and multilingualism are expressed as if they were issues of functional disorder. Pupils when being categorized as “not Swedish”, for example, are seen as having certain characteristics that will disenable them from learning. Their culture affects the pupils’ capacity for learning and teacher students have to learn about the Others’ background. In what follows an introduction to teacher education in Sweden, a presentation of how this study was carried out and a closer analysis of its results will be provided. The concluding section will include a short discussion of the possible pedagogical consequences that this may entail.

  • 21.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Mahon, Kathleen
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Academic leading - with a focus on student learning2017Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This report provides a summary and analysis of activities and material generated in the seminar series ‘Academic leading – with a focus on student learning’ developed for staff in management positions at the University of Borås (UB), 2017. The aims of the report are (a) to draw attention to some areas of need and concern that arose during discussions in the seminars (reflected in participants’ written responses in seminar activities); and (b) to make recommendations for consideration of the University’s executive team related to identified concerns/areas of need.

    Seminar discussions highlighted that there are currently many practices (including leading practices) and arrangements within the University that enhance, or support enhancement of, the learning environment. However, discussions also highlighted some constraining university arrangements and challenges faced in fulfilling leading/managing responsibilities that have implications for the learning environment. These include a range of issues from staff workloads to staffing issues and staff relations.  Such issues, it is argued in this report, warrant further discussion/investigation and potentially changes to practices and arrangements in order to sustain and create an environment more conducive to student learning and leading with a focus on student learning.  As well as offering some recommendations in this regard, the report also presents an evaluation of the seminars. 

  • 22.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Mahon, Kathleen
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Academic Leading with a Focus on Student Learning2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Academic Leading with a Focus on Student Learning

    Few people would deny that universities are becoming increasingly complex educational environments due to significant changes in the nature of academic work (e.g., digitalisation of work and learning, educational administration, changing faculty values[1]) and to changing societal expectations. Those in university leadership roles face challenges and opportunities amidst this complexity, especially regarding responsibilities associated with student learning. The capacity of leaders and managers to respond is arguably affected by the arrangements and practices embedded within their own universities. Understanding these challenges and opportunities, and how current arrangements and practices contribute to or limit them, is central for finding sustainable ways of meeting educational responsibilities and supporting leading for student learning.

    This paper explores one university’s efforts to enhance academic leading with a focus on student learning, and to understand the site-based arrangements and practices affecting the practices of leading. These goals underpinned a series of four seminars on ‘Academic leading – with a focus on student learning’ developed for staff in management positions. The seminars were inquiry-focused, generating participant artefacts (e.g., diagrams, PowerPoint presentations, notes) that were used to inform seminar discussions. This material was also analysed to form the basis of this paper. Both the seminars and analysis were theoretically framed by the ‘theory of practice architectures’ and ‘ecologies of practices’[2]. According to the theory, practices are shaped by three kinds of overlapping arrangements: Cultural-discursive arrangements such as discourses and languages affect what is possible to say in and about practice (e.g., deficit discourses, critical discourses, discipline-specific discourses, languages). Material economic-arrangements – material, technological, financial, organisational, and other resources – affect what it is possible to do in practice (e.g., buildings, schedules, workload calculators, funding). Social-political arrangements are arrangements that affect the ways in which it is possible for people to relate to others (and things and places) in practice (e.g., organisational rules, mandates, solidarities, hierarchies). These arrangements form the practice architectures of practices like leading, teaching, and learning. 

    The analysis highlighted, from a cultural-discursive perspective, the need for explicitly focussing on the learning environment in everyday activities, and for clear articulation of goals and visions on both institutional and departmental levels. These are important for the emergence of shared understandings needed for growth in the area of student learning. From a material-economic perspective, analysis also pointed to the need for opportunities (i.e., time) for staff to reflect in organised ways on their practice and engage in professional learning activities, and for managers to engage in strategic development. This means looking closely at minimising activities and reorienting arrangements that take up time that could otherwise be spent on developing good pedagogical work (e.g., administrative tasks). From a social-political perspective, the analysis emphasised the need for building trusting, productive staff relations within and between departments, academies, and administration.

    The paper invites discussion of the issues raised and consideration of how these issues resonate with educational environments in other universities and how they are being, or might be, addressed. It raises the question of how we can more effectively and sustainably support leading for student learning given the challenges and complexities of academic environments, by creating new practice architectures or by reorienting existing ones that constrain leading and professional learning in unhelpful ways.

    [1] Slaughter, S., and Leslie, L., L.  (1997). Academic Capitalism. Politics, Policies and the Entrepreneurial University. Baltimore, Maryland USA: John Hopkins University Press.

    [2] Kemmis, S., Wilkinson, J., Edwards-Groves, C., Hardy, I., Grootenboer, P., & Bristol, L. (2014). Changing practices, changing education. Singapore: Springer.

  • 23.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Mahon, Kathleen
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Leading for learning in higher education - challenges and possibilities2018In: AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (AARE) CONFERENCE 2018: Education Research Matters: Impact and Engagement / [ed] Professor Annette Woods AARE President, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Leading for learning in higher education – challenges and possibilities

    Lill Langelotz and Kathleen Mahon, University of Borås, Sweden

    Few people would deny that universities are becoming increasingly complex educational environments due to significant changes in the nature of academic work and to changing societal expectations. University leaders face challenges and opportunities amidst this complexity, especially regarding responsibilities associated with student learning. The capacity of leaders and managers to respond is arguably affected by the arrangements and practices embedded within their own universities. Understanding these challenges and opportunities, and how current arrangements and practices contribute to or limit them, is central for finding sustainable ways of meeting educational responsibilities and supporting leading for student learning.

    This paper explores one Swedish university’s effort to enhance academic leading, and to understand the salient site-based arrangements and practices affecting leading for learning. These goals underpinned a series of four seminars on ‘Academic leading – with a focus on student learning’ developed for all staff in management positions (including administration). The seminars were inquiry-focused, generating participant artefacts (e.g., diagrams, PowerPoint presentations) that were used to inform seminar discussions. This material was also analysed as part of an ongoing practitioner inquiry aimed at understanding and addressing site-based challenges for academic leading. Both the seminars and analysis were theoretically framed by the ‘theory of practice architectures’[1].

    Initial results show a need for explicitly focussing on the learning environment in everyday activities, and for clear articulation of goals and visions on both institutional and departmental levels. They also point to the importance of opportunities (i.e., time) for staff to reflect in organised ways on their practice and engage in professional learning activities and strategic development, as well as the need for further interrogation of activities that take up time that could otherwise be spent on developing good pedagogical work (e.g., administrative tasks). From a social-political perspective, the results emphasise the need for building trusting, productive staff relations within and between departments, faculties, and administration teams.

    The paper raises the question, on the basis of the analysis, of how we can more effectively and sustainably support leading for learning given the challenges and complexities of academic environments, by creating new practice architectures and/or by reorienting existing ones that constrain leading and professional learning in unhelpful ways.

    [1] Kemmis, S., Wilkinson, J., Edwards-Groves, C., Hardy, I., Grootenboer, P., & Bristol, L. (2014). Changing practices, changing education. Singapore: Springer.

  • 24.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Rönnerman, Karin
    Göteborgs Universitet.
    Praktiknära forskning och avhandlingar i Pedagogiskt Arbete2016In: Kapet (elektronisk), E-ISSN 2002-3979, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 134-151Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Avhandling i pedagogiskt arbete; frågeställning, ämne och praktiknära forskning? Mellan åren 2001-2014 producerades 101 avhandlingar i två nationella och en lokal forskarskola (Rönnerman & Langelotz, 2015). I studien granskades samtliga avhandlingar utifrån de frågor lärare ställer relaterat till sin profession och praktik. I resultatet framkom tre kategorier; Pedagogisk praktik, Utbildningspraktik och Övrig praktik. I detta paper kommer de avhandlingar som skrivits i ämnet pedagogiskt arbete att studeras på nytt i syfte att a) undersöka vilka kategorier dessa avhandlingar representerar och b) analysera avhandlingarna i relation till begreppet praktiknära forskning och ämnet pedagogiskt arbete. Analysen utgår från att lärares frågeställningar är generade ur en professionell praktik som är konstituerad i en specifik tid, ekonomi, kultur och socio-politisk kontext (jfr Kemmis, 2010; Langelotz & Rönnerman, 2014; Nicolini, 2013). En praktik ses här som socialt konstruerad och utgörs av deltagarnas tal (sayings), aktiviteter/göranden (doings) och relationer (relatings). Vidare förstås externa villkor såsom kulturellt- diskursiva, materiellt-ekonomiska och socialt-politiska arrangemang påverka en specifik praktik, samtidigt som praktiken också påverkar dessa arrangemang i ett ömsesidigt beroende (Kemmis, Wilkinson,Edwards Groves,Hardy, Grootenboer & Bristol 2014). Resultaten belyser inriktningen på dessa avhandlingars frågeställningar och hur de kan relateras till begreppet praktiknära forskning samt ger en förståelse till varför ämnet pedagogiskt arbete inrättades i en viss tid.

  • 25.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Rönnerman, Karin
    The practice of peer group mentoring. Traces of global changes and regional traditions2014In: Lost in Practice. Transforming Nordic Educational Action Research. / [ed] Karin Rönnerman, Petri Salo, Sense Publishers , 2014, p. 75-94Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The authors of this chapter share a research interest in teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD). They are both active as teachers in university courses and they participate in various collaborative research projects within schools. The chapter draws on such a collaboration with a Swedish secondary school, involving a teacher team encouraged by the principal to participate in peer group mentoring (PGM), which can been seen as a specific kind of continuing professional development. In this CPD the teachers used a constrained and well-structured nine-step model of PGM. The purpose of the mentoring project was to share teaching experiences so as to enhance professional and pedagogical development, with the aim of improving the teaching of a “new multicultural student group” that recently had started at the school. One of the authors, Lill Langelotz, followed this mentoring process over two years. In this chapter this process will be examined in relation to the Nordic tradition of folk enlightment (folkbildning), with a point of departure in the Swedish tradition of adult education through study circles.

  • 26.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Tyrén, Lena
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Research Circles: a way to manage educational changes?2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper scrutinizes 12 development managers’ (i.e. teachers and principals) and two researchers’ practice of continuing professional development in a research circle. A research circle is based on an epistemology whit roots in a Nordic tradition of folkbildning (folk enlightment). This tradition is built on a notion of pedagogy wherein the participants’ knowledge and experiences are valued and provide the point of departure for further knowledge production. The aim of the paper is to highlight tensions and issues in the practice of the research circle and to examine whether this practice develops a ‘communicative space’ where a sustainable democracy can increase, or not. We explore how the practice is constrained and enabled by using practice architectures as a theoretical frame. Foucault’s notion of power as productive is adopted as an analytical tool, to scrutinize the relatings among the participants. The methodological approach is action research. The project is running over one year (10 sessions/3 hours once a month) and started in February 2014. Hence, we do not have results at this particular moment. All the sessions will be audio recorded, individual interviews and parts of the participants’ and researchers’ diaries from the sessions will be used as sources of data. Following questions are of interest and will be followed up in the paper presentation: What kind of critical aspects can be found in the practice of research circles? What are the benefits of such collaboration for the practitioners and the researchers?

  • 27.
    Langelotz, Lill
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Wilkinson, Jane
    Monash University, Clayton, Australia.
    Kaukko, Mervi
    Monash University, Clayton, Australia.
    How to research praxis and praxis development2018In: AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (AARE) CONFERENCE 2018: Education Research Matters: Impact and Engagement / [ed] Professor Annette Woods AARE President, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This abstract is part of symposium 'Pedagogy, Education and Praxis: A ten-year progress report from an international research network'

    Drawing on the work of Pedagogy Education and Praxis (PEP) research network across the last ten years, this presentation maps research approaches that have been used to facilitate praxis and praxis development in diffrent (inter)national contexts. Starting from theoretical approaches that seem to cut across educational praxis reserach (theory of Practice Architectures and its roots in Aristotle and Marx), we move to be emerging trends within the PEP reserach literature (such as feminist approaches). We also deliberate the conditions under which praxis research might be conducted (and by whom), in diffrent educational settings, and in diffrent national contexts.Here, the differing ideas, discourses, philosophies and educational traditions underpinning different national contexts are significant. We argue for the potential of praxis research to draw on multiple, less dominant theories and methods to enrich the knowledge base, and, in order to 'see things diffrentley' encourage greater diversity in methods within praxis research.  

  • 28.
    Levinsson, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    'Making' a research user: Teacher de-professionalization in the name of educational research2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the past two decades there has been a strong push for evidence-based inclusive education. As an example, the European Union has co-funded projects that aim to develop the potential of evidence-based practice in inclusive educational approaches in schools across Europe. Critics emphasise, however, that there are democratic deficits in the evidence-based approach. One main argument is that the idea of evidence-based practice provides a framework for the role of research in educational practice that not only restricts educational decision-making to questions about ‘what works’, but also restricts the opportunities for participation in educational decision-making. It is emphasised that teachers have to be involved in continuing professional development as autonomous professionals to enhance the teaching and learning practice. The evidence-based practice movement has been regarded by numerous critics as a major threat to teacher professionalism that undermines efforts to increase teacher autonomy. The consequences of adopting an evidence-based approach have, however, not been the subject of much empirical research. The many controversies that have arisen between proponents and opponents have mainly taken place on a theoretical level.

    This study goes beyond previous controversies by investigating evidence-based inclusive education in practice. The study draws on data from an EU-financed education project aimed at implementing and developing evidence-based inclusive teaching strategies at the primary school level in five countries in Europe. In Sweden, one municipality took part in this project. Two project leaders, two school psychologists, three principals and sixteen teachers working at three different primary schools in the municipality were involved. One of the main purposes in the EU-project was to educate teachers on inclusive teaching strategies via education interventions (i.e. continuing professional development). Two researchers (the authors of this paper) were involved in continuous evaluative contract research ordered by the municipality to explore what kind of professional learning practices were constituted in the project, and how these practices promoted or impeded the development of inclusive teaching practices.

    In this paper, we present the part of this study that focuses on how the professional learning practices influenced teachers’ participation in educational decision-making.

    The study takes its point of departure in the practice theory terrain and more specifically in the theory of practice architectures. A practice is, from this point of view, an organised nexus of actions such as ‘sayings-and-doings’. Added to these actions is, according to the theory of practice architectures, ‘relatings’. People talk, act and relate to one another in certain ways in a site. These specific sayings-doings-relatings constitute a practice. Furthermore, a practice is historically, culturally, socially, politically and discursively constituted and it is enabled and constrained by its cultural-discursive, material-economic and social-political arrangements. The arrangements constitute the architectures of practices, although practices are not seen as determined by the arrangements: participants have an agency and the power to change practices. The theory is understood and used as an ontological, epistemological, methodological and analytical resource.

     

    Method

    According to the study’s theoretical point of departure, ethnographic methods have been adopted. The analysis mainly draws on data from participative observations of: - professional learning practices - teaching practices - practices of meetings: continuous meetings between project leaders and researchers (the authors) focusing on the progress of the development project.

    The first practice observed was organised as a continuing professional development practice. The project leaders planned and took responsibility for the content. Sixteen teachers from three different schools were gathered on six half-days over four months. These half-day sessions focused on conveying inclusive teaching strategies related to domains such as meta-cognition, peer-learning, formative assessment and learning styles. In view of the lessons learned from similar projects, the teachers were encouraged by the project leaders to make up their own action plans based on inclusive strategies which they had found particularly interesting.The teachers discussed their views on the different types of action suggested and how these strategies could be combined with specific techniques and materials to meet student needs and to develop more inclusive teaching practices. In total, six half-day sessions were observed. 

    The second professional learning practice was formalised as collegial learning aimed at follow up individual teaching (to put their action plans into practice) in the context of their local school.Taking part in these follow-up sessions were researchers, school psychologists, teachers from the local school, the principal and one project leader. The aim was to provide teachers with feedback on how they had implemented their action plans. In total, four follow-up sessions were observed at one of the participating schools. 

    Field notes were made by both authors and used for joint reflections and first analyses. Some of these reflections were discussed continuously with the project leaders as part of the contract between the municipality and the university. Some document material was also analysed. This included material such as PPT-files and PDF-documents that, among other things, contain information about the EU-project, the different inclusive teaching strategies promoted and various teacher assignments performed in the project.

    The theory of practice architectures has been used as a lens in the analyses of the empirical material to explore what enabled and constrained teachers’ possibilities of participating in educational decision-making. The analyses of the empirical material have been conducted by the authors as a team and any disagreement has been resolved by discussion.

    Result

    The results show how teachers’ possibilities for acting as autonomous professionals in the practices of professional learning were constrained in numerous different ways. One of the strongest constraints for the teachers’ possibilities for professional learning was the nature of the EU-project. The epistemological approach (cultural-discursive arrangement) in the project was clearly instrumental, which ultimately made teachers into research consumers rather than autonomous contributors to the practices of professional learning. As an example, the project leaders continuously had to report to the project owner (an EU-organisation) the progress of the education intervention, which explicitly was supposed to contribute to the knowledge-base on ‘what works’ in inclusive education. The project leaders expressed that they felt pressure to show ‘good results’ when reporting back. This focus on finding out what works, within in a limited time-frame (6 month [material-economic arrangements]), appeared to hinder any other approach to enhance inclusive teaching practices. When the teachers tried to discuss and problematize the meaning of ‘inclusion for all pupils’ they were fed with pre-defined inclusion concepts and evidence-based inclusive teaching strategies derived from the literature included in the EU-project. Consequently, the teachers’ experiences and knowledge of how inclusive teaching and learning practices might be formed were not asked for. Furthermore, the researchers (the authors) were several times used to justify the chosen approach. The project leaders turned to the researchers to confirm the evidence-based claims made during the half-day sessions. Even though the researchers tried, they found it extremely difficult to promote a completely different kind of professional learning practice within this context (social-political arrangements), and that is partly why this paper characterises the development project as ‘teacher de-professionalisation in the name of educational research’.

  • 29.
    Mahon, Kathleen
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Sjoelie, Ela
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Kemmis, Stephen
    Charles Sturt University.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Boyle, Tess
    Southern Cross University.
    Kauko, Mervi
    Monash University.
    Santos, Doris
    National University of Colombia.
    Researching practice in higher education2018In: AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (AARE) CONFERENCE 2018: Education Research Matters: Impact and Engagement / [ed] Professor Annette Woods AARE President, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 30. Rönnerman, Karin
    et al.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Avhandling i pedagogiskt arbete; frågeställning, ämne och praktiknära forskning?2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Mellan åren 2001-2014 producerades 101 avhandlingar i två nationella och en lokal forskarskola (Rönnerman & Langelotz, 2015). I studien granskades samtliga avhandlingar utifrån de frågor lärare ställer relaterat till sin profession och praktik. I resultatet framkom tre kategorier; Pedagogisk praktik, Utbildningspraktik och Övrig praktik. I detta paper kommer de avhandlingar som skrivits i ämnet pedagogiskt arbete att studeras på nytt i syfte att a) undersöka vilka kategorier dessa avhandlingar representerar och b) analysera avhandlingarna i relation till begreppet praktiknära forskning och ämnet pedagogiskt arbete. Analysen utgår från att lärares frågeställningar är generade ur en professionell praktik som är konstituerad i en specifik tid, ekonomi, kultur och socio-politisk kontext (jfr Kemmis, 2010; Langelotz & Rönnerman, 2014; Nicolini, 2013). En praktik ses här som socialt konstruerad och utgörs av deltagarnas tal (sayings), aktiviteter/göranden (doings) och relationer (relatings). Vidare förstås externa villkor såsom kulturellt-diskursiva, materiellt-ekonomiska och socialt-politiska arrangemang påverka en specifik praktik, samtidigt som praktiken också påverkar dessa arrangemang i ett ömsesidigt beroende (Kemmis, Wilkinson, Edwards Groves, Hardy, Grootenboer & Bristol 2014). Resultaten belyser inriktningen på dessa avhandlingars frågeställningar och hur de kan relateras till begreppet praktiknära forskning  samt ger en förståelse till varför ämnet pedagogiskt arbete inrättades i en viss tid.

  • 31. Rönnerman, Karin
    et al.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Lärares frågeställningar genererade ur utbildningspraktiker: delrapport från SKOLFORSK-projektet2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie utgör en del av Vetenskapsrådets SKOLFORSK-projekt, vilket syftar till att kartlägga befintlig utbildningsvetenskaplig forskning som underlag till det Skolforskningsinstitut som ska etableras i Sverige 2015. Det specifika delprojekt som är utgångspunkt till föreliggande studie ska bidra i SKOLFORSK-projektet genom att kartlägga frågeställningar som är relevanta för verksamma i skola och förskola.

    Studien belyser de frågor lärare ställer relaterat till sin profession och praktik samt undersöker om och på vilka vis frågeställningarna kan spegla sin tid. Vidare diskuteras resultatet i relation till exempelvis utbildningspolitiskt inflytande. Studien har delats in i två delstudier. I delstudie 1 har 101 avhandlingar från tre forskarskolor granskats och kategoriserats utefter respektive avhandlingsstudies frågeställningar och fokus. Avhandlingsarbetena har producerats mellan 2001 och 2014 av doktorander med lärarexamen. I delstudie 2 har 13 lärare verksamma i det svenska utbildningssystemet ingått i två fokusgruppsamtal. Dessa samtal har fokuserat de frågor och utvecklingsmöjligheter som lärare uttrycker som viktiga (2014). Det är således frågeställningar genererade ur utbildningspraktiker av de professionella som här redovisas. 

    För att fånga frågeställningarna över tid har ett totalurval gjorts vilket innebär att samtliga 101 avhandlingar som producerats vid tre forskarskolor mellan åren 2001 och 2014 ingår i studien. Vidare har fokusgruppsamtal genomförts med 13 yrkesverksamma lärare. Det empiriska underlaget skiljer sig därmed åt då lärarnas frågeställningar i avhandlingarna under lång tid har bearbetats för att vara vetenskapliga och forskningsbara och de frågor som lyftes av lärarna i fokusgruppssamtalen uttrycktes direkt i samtal med andra lärare och forskare i en specifik tid. Materialet som ligger till grund för analyserna är således texter av två slag. För delstudie ett är det publicerade texter i vetenskapliga avhandlingar medan det i delstudie två är transkriberade samtal från gruppintervjuer. En induktiv kategorisering användes som analysmetod i delstudie ett och i delstudie två gjordes en narrativ samtalskoncentrering, därefter användes kategorierna från delstudie ett i analysen.

    Resultatet från delstudie ett visar att samtliga skolformer inom det svenska skolväsendet samt högre utbildning finns representerade i avhandlingarna. Majoriteten av arbetena riktar sig mot grund- och gymnasieskola. Tre huvudkategorier framträder i materialet: pedagogisk praktik, undervisningspraktik och övrig praktik.

    Det ena huvudområdet, Pedagogisk praktik, innefattar en tredjedel av avhandlingarna. Här har fyra underkategorier identifierats. Frågorna som ställs i avhandlingsarbetena rör dels lärarprofessionen – hur lärare uppfattar, upplever, ser på eller talar om sin profession, dels verksamheten – om skolan som institution och hur den påverkas av yttre förutsättningar och politisk styrning, dels hur elever uppfattar och upplever sin skolsituation. Dessutom ställs frågor kring skolämnet som till exempel hur historieämnet har förändrats över tid eller elevers intresse för ett specifikt ämne. 

    I både avhandlingsfrågorna och i de frågeställningar som formuleras under fokusgruppssamtalen kan man spåra utbildningspolitiska avtryck. I samtalen som genomfördes september 2014 är diskursen om ett kollegialt lärande utmärkande och kan härledas till senare års kollegiala samarbetsdiskurs. I avhandlingsarbetena blir även forskarskolornas inriktningar synliga i lärarnas frågeställningar och i avhandlingarnas fokus. Det samlade resultatet visar att lärares frågeställningar är riktade mot en kunskapsutveckling för lärare. Det visar också vikten av att forska med lärare. Den praktiknära relevansen är framträdande och avhandlingarna speglar metoder och arbetssätt i undervisning som behöver utvecklas i skolan. Vidare framhålls betydelsen av att utveckla kunskaper och förståelse kring demokratiska och inkluderande frågeställningar. Denna typ av forsknings- och utvecklingsprojekt skulle enligt lärarna kunna utgöra ett bidrag för utveckling av professionen och verksamheten.

    Kartläggningen skulle kunna utgöra en god grund för kompetensutveckling som involverar lärare, arbetslag eller hela skolor för utveckling av skolan på vetenskaplig grund samt en viktig källa nationellt inom ramen för Skolforskningsinstitutets praktiknära uppdrag. 

  • 32.
    Rönnerman, Karin
    et al.
    Göteborgs Universitet.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Vilka frågor ställer lärare som själva forskar?2015In: Välkommen till SKOLFORSK Nationell konferens för forskning och skola i samverkan, 28 januari, 2015, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Sjølie, Ela
    et al.
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Francisco, Susanne
    Charles Sturt University.
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Communicative learning spaces and learning to become a teacher2018In: Pedagogy, Culture & Society, ISSN 1468-1366, E-ISSN 1747-5104, ISSN 1468-1366Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores teacher learning. It focuses on access to ‘communicative learning spaces’ (a concept we coin and develop within this paper) and argues that the creation of such spaces can be a powerful enabler of teacher learning. We draw on the findings from three studies conducted in three different countries - Norway, Australia and Sweden. The studies focused on different stages of teacher learning - initial teacher education, the induction phase of teacher learning in the workplace, and the continuing professional learning of in-service teachers.  The paper considers the features that characterise communicative learning spaces and their development. Using the theory of practice architectures we examine what enabled and constrained the development of these communicative learning spaces in each of the three cases. 

  • 34. Zhang, Zheng
    et al.
    Fyn, Dawn
    Langelotz, Lill
    University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
    Lönngren, Johanna
    McCorquodale, Lisa
    Nehez, Jaana
    Our way(s) to Action Research: Doctoral students' international and interdisciplinary collective memory work2014In: Action Research, ISSN 0264-5122, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 293-314Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study involved six Swedish and Canadian doctoral students who shared interests in using action research in professional education in different disciplines. We employed Noffke’s three dimensions of action research as a theoretical framework (i.e., the Professional, the Personal, and the Political). Using collective biography as a methodology, we cooperatively examined how our personal and professional agendas and macro-level structures have been shaping our intentions to conduct action research projects in our respective disciplines. The key findings of this international and interdisciplinary collective biography relate our growing awareness of the intimacy between research and life in vari- ous professional and geographic contexts. Collectively addressing our shared frustrations, we celebrated action research as a methodology that attends to the dynamic and concrete lived experiences of our participants in various spatio-temporalities. Reflecting upon the hybridity of our own researcher identities, we were also able to see the intimate relation between ourselves as active citizens and critical action researchers who are determined to take up the challenges and engage in critically oriented action research that could nurture more ‘‘caring,’’ ‘‘empowering,’’ and ‘‘transforming’’ public spheres.

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