Eevi Elisabeth Beck

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Educational background

  • B.Sc.(Honours) Computation, Dept. of Computation, UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), UK; (in Norway also: Siv.ing. i informatikk), 1989.
  • D.Phil., Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, Univ. of Sussex, UK (thesis title "Practices of Collaboration in Writing and Their Support"), 1994.

Employment history

  • Norsk regnesentral (the Norwegian Computing Centre)
  • Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Oslo
  • Faculty of Education, Oslo University College

Research interests

Project: The moral order of ICT (Information and communication technology) development, deployment, and use

Currently, much attention is in Norway paid to a publication of a German neuroscientist and Prof of Psychology, Manfred Spitzer: Digital Dementia. He charges that use of digital technologies damages brains of young people. (For an in-depth interview, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ueg55KUQa0 (apologies for the clip starting with an advert).) Interestingly, as of Oct 2014 this is stirring controversies in Norwegian media.
For the research project, the main relevance of the Spitzer controversy is the appearance in the Norwegian media of critical voices to computer usage among the very young (especialy the below-6), opening possibilities for widening participation in the public debate. What do we want computers for, among the young but also generally? What skills are not being enhanced - we've long heard about those that do get enhanced - by computer use? Is this a problem: why/why not? The debate thus touches (thoug obliquely) what the aims or computer use among the young should, or could be - and perhaps: The problem of the lack of such discussion previously.

For more on the research project which Eevi Beck's engagement with the issues is part of, click the title.

Project: Practices of academic research and teaching: Challenging boundaries of academic practices

Current activities

  • Current writing includes: Bildung/dannelse/formation in education for profession; massively distributed participation in technology usage in schools; refining a three-prong approach to conceiving of the teaching of ICTs to young students; sciences and silences.
  • Displaying the perforated boundaries between "academic research" and what's not considered such.
  • Enjoying teaching and research.

Teaching

Courses on University Teaching Methods (universitetspedagogikk) incl. writing activities for student learning, visualisation, learning theory, courage to teach.
Supervision at Master and PhD level.

Tags: Education, ICT and learning

Publications

Critical studies of Knowledges/Social Studies of Science & Technology

Beck, E.E. (in press). Thundering Silence. On death, fear, science. In Bowker, Geoff et al (Eds.), Boundary Objects and Beyond. Commemorating the intellectual legacy of S. Leigh Star. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, expected autumn 2015.

Teacher development

Beck, E.E. and Jamissen, Grete (2011): Cultivating Collective Reflection on Experiences of Teaching with ICT, Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, No.1-2. (Available at: http://www.idunn.no/ts/dk/2011/01-02/art08)

Curriculum and bildung

Beck, E.E., Solbrekke, Tone D., Sutphen, Molly, Fremstad, Ester (2014). When mere knowledge is not enough: The potential of bildung as self-determination, co-determination and solidarity, to appear in Higher Education Research & Development. Online, limited access: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07294360.2014.973373#.VIWhenuiiSo Print version: early 2015.

Beck, E.E. & Øgrim, Leikny (2009). Bruke, forstå, forandre: Hva trenger elever lære om IKT?, I: Svein Østerud (red.),  Enter. Veien mot en IKT-didaktikk.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-39656-2.  kap. 9.  s.174-190. ["Use, understand, change: What do young students need to learn about ICT?"]

Beck, E.E. (2006): Teknologier i samfunnet: Hvordan kan utdanning stimulere kritisk bevissthet? Norsk Pedagogisk Tidsskrift 90(4):316-331. ["Technologies in Society: How can Education Stimulate Critical Awareness?"]

ICT-related marginalisation

Beck, E., Madon, S. and Sahay, S. (2004): On the Margins of the "Information Society": A Comparative Study of Mediation, The Information Society, vol.20, no.4 (Sept. 2004).

Beck, E.E., Øgrim, L. and Sandvik, M. (2005): Responsible Design for Children: Whose Responsibility? In: Berthelsen, Bouvin, Krogh and Kyng (Eds.) Critical Computing – Between Sense and Sensibilities. Proceedings of the Fourth Decennial Aarhus Conference, Aarhus, August 20-24, 2005 (ACM, New York, pp.153-156).

Computer Science/Participatory Design

Beck, E.E.: P for Political: Participation is Not Enough, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, summer 2002.

  • Keinänen, Mia O. & Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2017). Wandering intellectuals: establishing a research agenda on gender, walking, and thinking [Intelectuales en camino: establecer una agenda sobre género, caminar y pensar]. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography.  ISSN 0966-369X.  24(4), s 515- 533 . doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1314940 Full text in Research Archive
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2016). Hva er viktigst innenfor mitt fagområde? 'Universell utforming' av undervisning som kreativ stimulans, I: Helge Ivar Strømsø; Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke & Per Lauvås (red.),  Når læring er det viktigste. Undervisning i høyere utdanning..  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-52728-0.  kapittel 12.  s 210 - 230
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2015). Thundering Silence: On Death, Fear, Science , In Geoffrey C. Bowker; Stefan Timmermans; Adele E. Clarke & Ellen Balka (ed.),  Boundary Objects and Beyond. Working with Leigh Star.  MIT Press.  ISBN 9780262029742.  chapter 22.  s 435 - 457
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Sutphen, Molly & Fremstad, Ester (2015). When mere knowledge is not enough: The potential of bildung as self-determination, co-determination and solidarity. Higher Education Research and Development.  ISSN 0729-4360.  34(3), s 445- 457 . doi: 10.1080/07294360.2014.973373
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2011). Computers in education: What for? :. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy.  ISSN 1891-943X.  (Special), s 282- 294
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth & Jamissen, Grete (2011). Cultivating Collective Reflection over Experiences of Teaching with ICT . Digital kompetanse - Nordic journal of digital literacy.  ISSN 0809-6724.  6(1-2), s 22- 35 Full text in Research Archive
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2009). Technologie w spoleczenstwie: Wplyw edukacji na stymulowanie krytycznej swiadomosci?, I: Bronislaw Siemieniecki; Urzula Zeglen; Dorota Siemieniecka; Daniel Kawa; Kazimierz Kotlarski & Waldemar Skrzypczak (red.),  Kognitywistyka i media w edukacji.  Wydawnictwu Adam Marszalek.  ISBN 978-83-7611-412-5.  Media a kognitywistyka.  s 41 - 60
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth & Øgrim, Leikny (2009). Bruke, forstå, forandre: Hva trenger elever lære om IKT?, I: Svein Østerud (red.),  Enter. Veien mot en IKT-didaktikk.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-39656-2.  kap. 9.  s 174 - 190
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth; Øgrim, Leikny & Sandvik, Margareth (2007). Responsible Design for Children: Whose Responsibility? [Reprint of paper published in 2005] , In Dorota Siemieniecka-Gogolin & Harald Nilsen (ed.),  ICT in Educational Context: Exchanging knowledge between Czech, Norway and Poland.  Høgskolen i Nesna.  ISBN 9788275691697.  artikkel.  s 4 - 13
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2006). Inn i varmen: Universell utforming av undervisning, I: Helge Ivar Strømsø; Per Lauvås & Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke (red.),  Når læring er det viktigste.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 82-02-24988-0.  Kapittel 12.  s 195 - 211
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2006). Teknologier i samfunnet: Hvordan kan utdanning stimulere kritisk bevissthet?. Norsk pedagogisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-2052.  90(4), s 316- 331
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2005). Learning Management Systems: The Need for Critical Analyses, In Olav W. Bertelsen; Niels Olof Bouvin; Peter G. Krogh & Morten Kyng (ed.),  Critical Computing - Between Sense and Sensibility. Proceedings of The Fourth Decennial Aarhus Conference, August 20-24, 2005, Aarhus, Denmark.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 1-59593-203-8.  Short Paper.  s 173 - 176
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth; Øgrim, Leikny & Sandvik, Margareth (2005). Responsible Design for Children: Whose Responsibility?, In Olav W. Bertelsen; Niels Olof Bouvin; Peter G. Krogh & Morten Kyng (ed.),  Critical Computing - Between Sense and Sensibility. Proceedings of The Fourth Decennial Aarhus Conference, August 20-24, 2005, Aarhus, Denmark.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 1-59593-203-8.  Short Paper.  s 153 - 156
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth; Madon, Shirin & Sahay, Sundeep (2004). On the Margins of the "Information Society": A Comparative Study of Mediation. The Information Society.  ISSN 0197-2243.  20(4), s 279- 290

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  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2016). Undring, handlingsrom og teknodemokratiske potensialer. Hva vil vi med IKT , I: Ole Andreas Kvamme; Tone Kvernbekk & Torill Strand (red.),  Pedagogiske fenomener. En innføring.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202494667.  Del 4, kapittel 6.  s 388 - 402
  • Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Englund, Tomas; Karseth, Berit & Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2016). Educating for Professional Responsibility: From Critical Thinking to Deliberative Communication, or Why Critical Thinking Is Not Enough, In Franziska Trede & Celina McEwen (ed.),  Educating the Deliberate Professional.  Springer Science+Business Media B.V..  ISBN 978-3-319-32956-7.  Kap 3.  s 29 - 44
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2015). Intervjuobjekt, tema: å lære barn bli kritiske mediebrukere.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2015). Researching for Change: Letting Go When I Can.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2015). Ånden i laptop-en . Vårt land.  ISSN 0805-5424.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth & Strømsø, Helge Ivar (2015). FUP – selvevaluering av konsultasjonsressursen 2012-2014.
  • de Lange, Thomas; Lycke, Kirsten Hofgaard; Skodvin, Arne; Strømsø, Helge Ivar; Fremstad, Ester; Stensaker, Bjørn; Enqvist-Jensen, Cecilie; Beck, Eevi Elisabeth & Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal (2015). Egenrapport: Programevaluering - pedagogisk basiskompetanse Fagområdet for universitetspedagogikk, UiO. Full text in Research Archive
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2014, 27. oktober). Digital demens . [TV].  NRK Nyhetsredaksjonen/Aktuelt.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2014, 04. november). Moser rister på hodet av digital demens-debatten . [Internett].  universtitetsavisa.no.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2014, 29. oktober). Nei, barnet ditt får ikke "digital demens" av å bruke Ipad .  dagbladet.no.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2014, 06. september). Nettbrett i skolen . [TV].  NRK Nyhetsredaksjonen/Lørdagsrevyen.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2014, 17. januar). Tellekantenes tyranni .  Morgenbladet.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2013). Academics’ suffering: teaching and researching from the heart .
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2013). Auto-Ethnography for studying fear and non-fear in the production of science: Some challenges.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2013). When Walking is Just Walking (or Almost).
  • Keinanen, Mia O. & Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2013). As "sitting is killing us" - how come sitting is not "killing" the meditators?.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2012). A Body Academic .
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2012). What (inter)disciplinarity? What do demarcations do?.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2011). Marginalisering i kunnskapssamfunnet.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2011). Thundering Silence: Residuality and theory .
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2010). Åpent brev til NAV. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 20- 21
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth & Jamissen, Grete (2010). Fra Civic Intelligence til Digital kompetanse.
  • Tronsmo, Eli & Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2009). La ikke barna bli passive forbrukere! (intervju av Eevi Beck v/Eli Tronsmo). Steinerskolen. Tidsskrift for pedagogikk, samfunn og kultur.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2006). Experience-Based Faculty Development Seminars.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth & Grønli, May Lisbeth (2006). IKT og demokrati: Kan teknologiundervisning styrke elevers kritiske bevissthet?.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth; Hatlevik, Ove Edvard & Stokke, Mona Helene (2006). Experience-Based Faculty Development Seminars .
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth; Øgrim, Leikny & Johannesen, Monica (2006). Teknologiutvikling som læringsarena for deltakelse i demokrati .
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2006). Tanker rundt elevers erfaringer med å mestre og påvirke datateknologi. Tidsskriftet Steinerskolen.  ISSN 0332-625X.  (4), s 44- 45
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth & Utheim, Anna T. (2006). “We Have Several Bridges to Build:” Lecturer and student perceptions of theory-based and placement-based learning of teaching.
  • Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2005). Learning Management Systems: The Need for Critical Analyses.
  • Øgrim, Leikny & Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2005). Responsible Design for Children: Whose Responsibility?.
  • Øgrim, Leikny & Beck, Eevi Elisabeth (2004). Between Special Interest and a Social Duty: Reflections on Teachers and ICTs .

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