SUSTAINALBE PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY OF EXPANSIVE LEARNING AND PARTLY SHARED OBJECTS
From the left: Monica, Inger, Ann, Viveca, Hanna, Jonas
Photo: Anneli Hansson.
Ann Öhman Sandberg defended her thesis "Sustainable programme development: A study of expansive learning and partly shared objects" (in Swedish) 28.5.2014 at School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University. Opponent was Hanna Toiviainen, University of Helsinki. The defence was chaired by Prof. Inger Eriksson who was the first supervisor of Ann's thesis. The members of the evaluation board were Viveca Lindberg, Monica Nilsson and Jonas Söderlund.
THE CHANGE LABORATORY AS A TOOL FOR COLLABORATIVE TRANFORMING WORK ACTIVITIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JAAKKO VIRKKUNEN
On September 2012, the School of Public Health, University of São Paulo (FSP-USP), in cooperation with the University of Helsinki - Finland, held a Training Course for the Change Laboratory Method conducted by Professor Emeritus Jaakko Virkkunen, Ph.D. He has a broader experience in formative interventions and gave this interview to Saúde e Sociedade Journal. During the interview, the trajectory and history of the CRADLE was presented. Theoretical aspects, principles, the importance of demand and experience of application of CL were presented during the interview. Furthermore, other differences among participatory research methods are mentioned. At the end, the interviewee presents suggestions about the use of the CL.
Click on the link to access the interview: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-12902014000100336&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
CHANGE LABORATORY AS A METHODOLOGY FOR INTERVENTION ON WORKING ACCIDENTS PREVENTION: POST- DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP POSITION
- Scholarship lead-time: 24 months
- Field of knowledge: Worker Health, Public Health
- FAPESP number of process: 12/04721-1
- Project title: Work accident: from social technical analysis towards social construction of changes
- Area of study: Ergonomic Work Analysis and Activity Theory
- Principal Investigator: Prof. Rodolfo Andrade de Gouveia Vilela
- Institution: School of Public Health – São Paulo University - USP
- Application lead-time: 06/30/2014
- Published in: 05/30/2014
Click here for more information: Post-Doctoral Scholarship Position
PROFESSOR YASUKO KAWATOKO SPOKE AT CRADLE ON MAY 27
Professor Yasuko Kawatoko (Daito Bunka University, Japan) gave a talk in the CRADLE on the 27th of May from 9:30 to 11:30 am. The title of her talk was:
What can lead to a new meaning in the life of older people? Reorganization of the relationship between in and out of the community
Professor Kawatoko has published important papers on learning in different communities of practice and on the ethnography of various work activities. Here are some references to her publications:
-Kawatoko, Y. & Ueno, N. (2003). Talking about skill: Making objects, technologies and communities visible. Visual Studies, 18(1), 47-57.
-Kawatoko, Y. (2000). Organizing multiple vision. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 7(1-2), 37-58.
-Kawatoko, Y. (1999). Space, time and documents in a refrigerated warehouse. Human Studies, 22, 315-337.
Abstracts for Professor Kawatoko's presentations are here: "What can lead to a new meaning in the life of older people?: Reorganization of the relations between in and out of the community" and "Networking the times: activity of re-networking the present through networking the past"
The event took place at CRADLE, LIBRARY ROOM 334, Siltavuorenpenger 3A.
ANNUAL SEMINAR OF KASVA 20th-21st OF MAY IN KULTTUURIKESKUS SOFIA, HELSINKI
The Doctoral Training Network KASVA organised its traditional annual seminar on 20th-21st May in Kulttuurikeskus Sofia, Helsinki. This year, the subprogramme DWRAE was together with the coordinator in charge of the programme. The theme of the seminar was "Theory and Practice in Educational Research –Teoria ja käytäntö kasvatustieteellisessä tutkimuksessa”. The seminar reflected the perennial question of social and educational research, the relationship between theory and practice. The following kinds of questions were discussed:
- In which way educational theories influence in educational practices and what they learn from practices?
- What kinds of methodologies are able to combine theory and practice in a fruitful way?
- Has the ”practice turn” taken place in educational sciences in the same way as in other social sciences?
- What kinds of options of reflecting the relationship between theory and practice you have in your dissertation?
Professor Davide Nicolini (see picture below) from Warwick University, UK gave the first keynote lecture on ”Practice-based research: A new phase in studies of work and learning”. He is a well-known researcher of organizational learning and knowledge creation. He is a prominent representative of so-called practice-based theory organizational studies.
Professors Yrjö Engeström, Reijo Miettinen and Jaakko Virkkunen gave the second key lecture entitled ”Institutional learning and formative interventions: Toward societally relevant educational research” where the concept of institutional learning and methodology of formative intervention are combined and the different methodological alternatives of intervention research are discussed.
In the sessions of the seminar, the doctoral students were asked to present in which way the relation between theory and practice is present or dealt with in their dissertation, following the questions above. In connection with the registration to the seminar, the participants were asked to attach a short abstract of their presentation. The small groups of the sessions were then formed according to these.
PROFESSOR PEIYING CHEN GAVE TALK AT CRADLE ON MONDAY, MAY 12
Professor Peiying Chen from the National Taiwan Normal University gave a seminar on her work in the CRADLE library room 334, 3rd floor, Athena building on Monday, May 12, from 10:00 to 12:00. The title of the talk was: Creating an epistemological network for communal learning and pedagogical innovation: A rhizomatic approach
Professor Chen is actively involved in building networks of schools aimed at educational renewal in Taiwan. The abstract of the talk is here._________________________________________________
PROFESSOR GALINA ZUCKERMAN FROM THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY, MOSCOW, GAVE A SEMINAR IN THE CRADLE
Professor Galina Zuckerman from the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, will give a seminar on her important interventionist research in the CRADLE on Monday, May 5th, from 9:30 to 12:00. Please mark your calendars and spread the word. The exact room of the seminar is Siltavuorenpenger 3A Room 168.
Professor Zuckerman was a key collaborator of V. V. Davydov and continues Davydov's work in a creative way. Her seminar is titled:
LONGITUDINAL FORMATIVE INTERVENTIONS IN THE ELKONIN – DAVYDOV’S CONTEXT
(Click on the title to access the abstract of the talk.)
Also click on Zuckerman's recent article title Developmental education: A genetic modeling experiment (2012) to access it. This article is recommended as background reading for the seminar.
PROFESSOR PETER NUGUS FROM MCGILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, GAVE A SEMINAR IN THE CRADLE
Professor Peter Nugus from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, visited CRADLE on the 17th of April. He gave a presentation about his research on medical work, titled The politics of patient transfer: An ethnographic approach. He has conducted ethnographic research in emergency departments and various acute and community settings. He is especially interested in organizational learning, care coordination, and culture and identity in complex organizations. Researchers from the CRADLE exchanged ideas with Peter Nugus on innovations improving care form the clients viewpoint and collectively created activity and management models created within CRADLE research projects. It was agreed that the health care systems of Canada and Finland share many common features and challenges and can greatly benefit from research collaboration. The collaboration between Centre for Medical Education and in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University and the CRADLE will actively continue after Peter's visit.
LECTURES BY COLIN BARKER AND JOHN KRINSKY AT CRADLE ON APRIL 23 AND 24
Professor John Krinsky, Associate Professor at The City College of New York, and Colin Barker, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, retired, will give lectures in the launching seminar of the new project 'Learning in Productive Social Movements', headed by Professor Yrjö Engeström.
The seminar will take place on April 23 and 24, at CRADLE, LIBRARY ROOM 334, Siltavuorenpenger 3A and on Skype/ call conceptformation, one on each day from 14:00 to 16:00. The title of Colin Barker´s talk is ‘Expansive learning under fire’. The reading article for this is "Fear, laughter and collective power: The Making of Solidarity at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, August 1980." John Krinsky's title is "Learning and Leadership: Homeless Activism in a Housing Coalition in New York City." Krinsky's reading is titled as 'Learning in Productive Social Movements'.
RESEARCHERS LAURA SEPPÄNEN (FIOH) AND HANNA TOIVIAINEN (UH) TOGETHER WITH MARI KIRA (AALTO UNIVERSITY) HAVE WRITTEN A CHAPTER IN A BOOK RECENTLY PUBLISHED:
Laura Seppänen, Hanna Toiviainen & Mari Kira, 2014: Palveluverkostojen asiakasymmärrys muutoksessa. Teoksessa Terttu Pakarinen & Tiina Mäki (toim.), Henkilöstöjohtaminen kurkiauran kärkeen: Uudistumisen sykettä palveluihin (s. 135-150). Helsinki: Edita.
Chapter (in Finnish) is titled "Service networks' customer understanding in transition". Chapter casts light on customer understanding in service networks by analyzing the mismatches ("särö") occurring in a networked service activity between the services produced and the customers in complex life situations. Laura, Hanna and Mari are the coordinators of the Kohaus-project (Tekes funding). _________________________________________________
JAAKKO VIRKKUNEN TALKED ON CHANGE LABORATORY IN LYON
On March 25, 2014 Professor Emeritus Jaakko Virkkunen from CRADLE gave an invited talk at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in Lyon France
in the seventh international seminar of the Institute Français de L'Éducation "Apprendre et faire apprendre: Perspectives interdisciplinaires". Jaakko's talk was titled
“The Change Laboratory: The concept and the research practice”. The program of the seminar is available at:
SYMPOSIUM ON ILYENKOV FROM APRIL 15 TO 16
Aleksanteri Institute of University of Helsinki and CRADLE organize together an international symposium "Evald Ilyenkov- Prospects and Retrospects in Philosophy and Psychology" on the 15th and 16th of April. Details of the program and the location are available in Ilyenkov symposium_Helsinki April 2014l.Besides other highly interesting presentations, there will be three presentations by CRADLE researchers (Reijo Miettinen & Hannele Kerosuo, Annalisa Sannino, and Yrjö Engeström). The symposium is open to everyone, so mark your calendars.
READING GROUP INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS OF ILYENKOV (IFI) - PRESENTATIONS AND CONVERSATIONS APRIL 14
In connection to the Ilyenkov Symposium (above) IFI organizes a meeting in CRADLE on the 14th of April.
PROFESSOR CHARLES GOODWIN FROM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GAVE A SEMINAR IN THE CRADLE
Professor Charles Goodwin (University of California, Los Angeles) gave a seminar in the CRADLE on Tuesday, March 18th. The title of his seminar was: The Co-Operative, Accumulative Organization of Human Action
Charles Goodwin is Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at UCLA. He is well known for his groundbreaking studies of conversation and organization of human action, spanning across many domains of human practice, such as collaborative professional work, science and technology studies, medicine, and living with aphasia.
Click on the title of the paper "Building Human Action by Transforming Different Kinds of Semiotic Materials" by Charles Goodwin and Marjorie Harness Goodwin, to access the material of the seminar.
ANNARITA KOLI HAS SUBMITTED HER DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
Annarita Koli, a doctoral student of CRADLE's doctoral program (DWRAE) has submitted her doctoral dissertation to the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at University of Helsinki. Annarita's thesis is titled 'Työn mieltä etsimässä. Työhyvinvoinnin edistäminen ammatinopettajien työssä' (Searching for the personal sense of work: Promoting work-related well-being in vocational teachers’ work). The dissertation work of Annarita was supervised by Docent Kirsti Launis and Professor Emeritus Jaakko Virkkunen.
Annarita Koli's thesis is the 33rd doctoral dissertation coming out of CRADLE's Doctoral program for developmental work research and adult education.
Congratulations to Annarita!
PROFESSOR FERNANDA LIBERALI FROM THE PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO GAVE A LECTURE AT CRADLE
Professor Fernanda Liberali from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil gave a lecture on March 6th, on the DWRAE 2012 seminar about Methods of analysis. The lecture was about Multimodality and Argumentation.
DWRAE 2012 RESEARCH PLANS AVAILABLE
Doctoral program on Developmental Work Research and Adult Education DWRAE 2012 eserach plans are now availabe at HELDA.
TWO CRADLE DOCTORAL STUDENTS RECEIVE GRANTS
Two CRADLE doctoral students, Heli Kaatrakoski and Juhana Rantavuori, have received one-year grants from the Finnish Worklife Fund (Työsuojelurahasto) for the completion of the dissertations.
Congratulations, Heli and Juhana!
ITALIAN EDITION OF 'BETWEEN SCHOOL AND WORK' PUBLISHED
A leading Italian publisher, Il Mulino, has just published an Italian edition of the book Between School and Work: New Perspectives on Transfer and Boundary-Crossing, edited by Terttu Tuomi-Gröhn and Yrjö Engeström and originally published in 2003. The Italian edition is titled Tra scuola e lavoro: Studi su transfer e attraversamento di confine. It is edited by Anna Maria Ajello and Annalisa Sannino, who have also written a substantial introduction to the new edition.
YRJÖ ENGESTRÖM'S LECTURE VIDEOS ON CONCEPT FORMATION IN THE WILD AVAILABLE IN THE WEB
Videos of the four John Dewey lectures held by Yrjö Engeström in November 2013 on the theme Concept formation in the wild are available at:
THREE CRADLE DOCTORAL STUDENTS RECEIVE FINNISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION GRANTS
Three CRADLE doctoral students, Kirsi Kallio, Anne Laitinen and Hongda Lin have received one-year grants for pursuing their dissertation research from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Congratulations Kirsi, Anne and Hongda!
WHEN SOCIAL SCIENCE MEETS LEAN AND BIM - WORKSHOP
The 2nd international workshop about combining social science, lean and BIM took place on 25th-26th November 2013 in University of Helsinki.
The aim of the workshop was to discuss and clarify what are the important social science research questions to Lean and BIM and which social science approaches and methods are effective in this context.
Main presentations of the workshop were:
- ”BIM as enabler of improved operations and product life-cycle management” by Professor Jan Holmström, Aalto University
- ”Development of knotworking for building design” by Dr Hannele Kerosuo, University of Helsinki
- ”Lean and BIM in higher education” by Dr Patricia Tzortzopoulos Fazenda, University of Salford
”From pencil to BIM and beyond”, by Thomas Longnecker, KONE
The ‘Kohaus’ research seminar took place on the 21tst of November, 2013 in the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
The topics of the seminar were:
- Relational expertise in multi-professional networks by Anne Edwards , Oxford University. The presentation was commented by Marika Schaupp from Kohaus.
- Vaivalloinen ja voimaannuttava verkostotyö (Effort and empowerment of networking) by Hanna Toiviainen, Mari Kira & Hanna Uusitalo.
- Methodology and developmental interventions for supporting agricultural changing activity, Marianne Cerf, INRA, Paris, France. The presentation was commented by Laura Seppänen from Kohaus.
- Verkostotyötä ylläpitävät, muokkaavat ja muuttavat välineet (Tools for maintaining, reframing and transforming networking) by Jiri Lallimo, Riikka Ruotsala and Heli Heikkilä.
The Kohaus project is a collaborative research project between three research institutes, five service networks and international experts. The Kohaus seminar brought these and other seminar participants to discuss crucial issues on learning and development of customer-centered networks of expertise and multi-professional collaboration.
For more information on Kohaus research and on the seminar please access:
HANNELE KEROSUO VISITED ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL
Hannele Kerosuo visited ESSEC Business School in Paris, December 9, 2013 as an invited discussant in a Research Seminar on Accounting/Management Control.
HANNELE KEROSUO WAS AN INVITED INTERVIEWEE
Hannele Kerosuo was an invited interviewee in Summit organized by Built Environment Innovation Summit December 3, 2013. She was interviewed as a representative of Behavioural Sciences in "Research results and their makers" to introduce knot working."
PRE- PROGRAM (BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING)
The final seminar of PRE-program (Built Environment Process Re-engineering) took place on 18.11.2013, Otaniemi, Dipoli.
Yrjö Engeström was a key note speaker with the topic "Social innovations and expansive learning in construction".
Also, appropriation of knot working in AEC industry was presented among the six other key results of the program. The title of the presentation was "Knotworking as a booster of building information modeling ". Presenters were Hannele Kerosuo, University of Helsinki, Tuomas Laine, Granlund Ltd, Elina Mäkelä, Pöyry CM Oy, Marko Rajala, Tietoa Finland Ltd.
Click on the program to see it in Finnish.
ANU KAJAMAA RECEIVES AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR HER DISSERTATION
Dr. Anu Kajamaa's dissertation “Unraveling the helix of change: An activity-theoretical study of health care change efforts and their consequences” has been chosen, by the editorial team of Journal of Health Organization and Management, as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2013 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Healthcare Management category. Anu Kajamaa works as postdoctoral researcher in the CRADLE. Click on Tuhat to access Anu's profile.
LEARNING AND COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY: ACTIVITY-THEORETICAL AND SOCIOCULTURAL STUDIES
Edited by Annalisa Sannino and Viv Ellis this book brings together leading representatives of activity-theoretically-oriented and socioculturally-oriented research around the world, to discuss creativity as a collective endeavour strongly related to learning to face the societal challenges of our world. As history shows, major accomplishments in arts and technological innovations have allowed us to see the world differently and to identify new learning perspectives for the future which were seldom limited to individual action or isolated activities. This book, while primarily focused on educational institutions, extends its examination of creativity and learning to include other settings (such as government agencies) beyond the limits of schooling.
For more information access: http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9780415657105/
DOCTORAL STUDENTS CLASS 2012 SEMINAR
The students of Doctoral Program on Developmental Work Research and Adult Education 2012 (DWRAE) had their last official face to face meeting. During the 18th and 19th of December they discussed about their first articles and plans for 2014 and 2015.
A session of the seminar was dedicated for the discussion on double stimulation led by Annalisa Sannino. _________________________________________________
MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN THE FIELD OF MENTAL HANDICAP AND PSYCHIATRY
Jenny Ros, Graduate assistant and PhD student from Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, is on Erasmus exchange in the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, CRADLE, for ten months until June. Jenny started her visit in IBS by taking part in ATFI Helsinki Summer School in August 2013.
On the 5th of December, she presented her own research work on multidisciplinary collaboration in the field of mental handicap and psychiatry. Jenny is deeply interested in the social and care professions because they require a high level of multidisciplinary and inter institutional collaboration and raise a lot of questions related to the health and well-being of both the professionals and the patients. She wishes to understand the issue of collaboration among them in order to think of new tools for the training of the future professionals.
Jenny mentions that a future challenge to her is to apply both activity theoretical and dialogical tools to complete the analysis.
ATMO'S MASTER STUDENTS ORGANIZED A CHRISTMAS PARTY
ATMO master's students celebrated an open Christmas party on December 16th, 2013, in the CRADLE library.
For more information on ATMO's master degree programme access: http://www.helsinki.fi/atmo/
- Engeström, Y.; Sannino, A.; Virkkunen, J. (2014) On the methodological demands of formative interventions, Mind, Culture, and Activity http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10749039.2014.891868
- Miettinen, R.; Paavola S. (2014) Beyond the BIM utopia: Approaches to the development and implementation of building information modeling, Automation in Construction.
- Engeström, R.et al. (2014) Reflections on the use of DWR in intercultural Collaboration, Mind, Culture, and Activity. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10749039.2013.879185
The publication is based on the project http://www.helsinki.fi/cradle/g2p4.htm.
- Haapasaari, A.; Engeström, Y.; Kerosuo, H. (2014) The Emergence of learners' transformative agency in a Change Laboratory intervention, Journal of Education and Work.
- Seppänen, L.; Toiviainen H.; Kira M. (2014) Palveluverkostojen
asiakasymmärrys muutoksessa. Teoksessa Terttu Pakarinen & Tiina Mäki (toim.), Henkilöstöjohtaminen kurkiauran kärkeen: Uudistumisen sykettä palveluihin (s. 135-150). Helsinki: Edita.