Learning, Culture and Interventions is an expert group devoted to advancing high-quality research, and research-based teaching and societal interaction at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.
It offers a conceptual home to all those academics at the faculty whose research rests on sociocultural and /or activity theoretical perspectives, with a specific interest on reciprocal interaction between theory and practice.
- Learning in developmental and longitudinal perspective
- Learning in and across settings and communities; such as, formal education (e.g. early childhood education and care (ECEC), basic education, vocational and higher education, adult education); healthcare and welfare institutions; workplaces;
- other communities of culture and science (e.g. libraries, museums, science centers), virtual communities, social movements and everyday life.
- Tool-mediated learning, including the mediating role of arts and digital literacies for learning and development
- Social interaction, engagement and identity formation
- Human agency, democracy and politics
- New forms and demands of learning and organization of activity within changing societal, cultural, economic and technological landscapes
- Expansive learning with a specific attention to contradictions as drivers for change
- Cultures of learning characterizing systematic change, institutional development and communities of practice
- Play and imagination across the life course
- Pursuit of innovation, design and social creativity as challenges and opportunities for education, work and learning
- Participatory research methodologies
- Formative interventions and developmental work research
- Video-research methodologies
- Visual research methodologies
- Discourse analysis and interaction analysis methods, and other applied sociolinguistic methodologies
- Narrative research
- Ethnographic research methodologies
Research centers, functioning alongside the Learning, Culture and Interventions Expert Group