Seminar: Perspectives on space/place in everyday life and in research
Our lecturer in this seminar is Associate Professor in Educational Work Maria Rönnlund (University of Umeå, Sweden). Rönnlund's research interests are in the areas of democracy, citizenship, gender and identity, as well as spatial perspectives on school and education.
Associate Professor Maria Rönnlund.
In the seminar, Rönnlund will talk about understandings and perspectives on space/place in everyday life and in research. Her talk is based on the book RUM – perspectives on social sciences [RUM – samhällvetenskapliga perspektiv] (co-authored with Aina Tollefsen), which attempts to make available theories on space to researchers and students in various disciplines, including education.
Rönnlund will also talk about another joint project, which she has recently started with two colleagues: Teaching and Learning in the Active Learning Classroom (ALC). In the project, they intend to follow a group of teachers and their efforts to change the learning environment in their school in line with the ALC concept in order to stimulate a more student-active approach. They plan to make video recordings and observations in ordinary classrooms, and when the Active Learning Classroom furnished, equipped and ready to use, they will video film and make observations in this new classroom..
The seminar is open to the public.
For more information visit Maria Rönnlund's website.