Alfredo Jornet Gil

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I am Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Education  (University of Oslo). During the coming two years I will be conducting my research at the Univeristy of Victoria, Canada, where I will collaborate with professor Wolff-Michael Roth and his research group.

Academic Interests

My research focuses on material, social, cultural, and affective aspects of learning across formal and informal settings, with an emphasis on creativity and imagination. I have conducted research in such diverse contexts as science and engineering learning in and outside classrooms, professional design, and aviation training. Currently, I lead and administrate the Knowing Bodies research project, which involves a 2-years stay at the University of Victoria (Canada) and as part of which I have conducted a participant ethnography at an arts-based elementary school. 

Higher education and academic employment history

  • 2015-2017. Visiting researcher at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (Canada).
  • 2015-2018. Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Education, University of Oslo (Norway).
  • 2012. Visiting PhD student at Griffith University (Australia)
  • 2011-2014. Research fellow (PhD candidate) at InterMedia, University of Oslo (Norway)
  • 2009-2010. Research assistant at the Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø (Norway)
  • 2009. Research assistant at the Department of Basic Psychology, University of Valencia (Spain)
  • 2003-2009. Litentiate in Psychology by the University of Valencia (Spain)

Grants and awards

  • 2015 - 2018  Fripro Mobility Grant, co-funded by the National Research Council of Norway and the Marie Curie Actions COFUND.
  • 2012              6-months overseas research grant to visit Griffith University (Australia) by the National Research Council of Norway.
  • 2011              Springer best paper award at the ReLIVE conference, Open University (Milton Keynes, UK).


UV9101a and UV9101b - Basic course on research methodology

PED4510 - Learning, Creativity and Innovation

Supervision work

  • Master student Gro Skåland. Multimodal learning: Visual representations, speech and gesture seen in a sociocultural relation. Department of Education, University of Oslo. Co-supervisor.
  • Master student Anne Fejkan, on the introduction and implementation of digital technology in professional settings.
  • Master student Ann Kristin Strøm, on design of maker spaces for early years in science museums. 
Tags: Education, Museums and communication


  • Jornet, Alfredo (2019). Experience as Emerging Concept in Contemporary Learning Sciences, In Michael A. Peters (ed.),  Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory.  Springer.  ISBN 978-981-287-532-7.  E.  s 1 - 5
  • Campbell, Chris; Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2018). Collaborative design decision-making as social process. European Journal of Engineering Education.  ISSN 0304-3797. . doi: 10.1080/03043797.2018.1465028
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Erstad, Ola (2018). From learning contexts to learning lives: Studying learning (dis)continuities from the perspective of the learners. Digital Education Review.  ISSN 2013-9144.  (33), s 1- 25 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Mike, Cole (2018). Introduction to symposium on Vygotsky and Spinoza. Mind, Culture, and Activity.  ISSN 1074-9039.  25(4) . doi: 10.1080/10749039.2018.1538379
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Roth, Wolff-Michael (2018). Imagining design: Transitive and intransitive dimensions. Design Studies.  ISSN 0142-694X.  56, s 28- 53 . doi: 10.1016/j.destud.2018.02.002
  • Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2018). From object-oriented to fluid ontology: a case study of the materiality of design work in agile software development. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).  ISSN 0925-9724.  27, s 37- 75 . doi: 10.1007/s10606-017-9297-6
  • Tenenberg, Josh; Roth, Wolff-Michael; Chinn, Donald; Jornet, Alfredo; Socha, David & Walter, Skip (2018). More than the code: Learning rules of rejection in writing programs. Communications of the ACM.  ISSN 0001-0782.  61(5), s 66- 71 . doi: 10.1145/3132699
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Roth, Wolff-Michael (2017). Design {Thinking | Communicating}: A Sociogenetic Approach to Reflective Practice in Collaborative Design, In Bo T. Christensen; Linden J. Ball & Kim Halskov (ed.),  Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation.  CRC Press.  ISBN 9781138748446.  18.
  • Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2017). Theorizing with/out 'Mediators'. Integrative Psychological and Behavioural Science.  ISSN 1932-4502.  Published ahead of print, s 1- 21 . doi: 10.1007/s12124-016-9376-0
  • Damsa, Crina I. & Jornet, Alfredo (2016). Revisiting learning in higher education—Framing notions redefined through an ecological perspective. Frontline Learning Research.  ISSN 2295-3159.  4(4), s 39- 47 . doi: 10.14786/flr.v4i4.208 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2016). Talking back to the future: Anatomy of reflection as collective practice. Proceedings (International Conference of the Learning Sciences).  ISSN 1814-9316.  1, s 138- 145
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2016). Talking bak to the future: Anatomy of reflection as collective practice., In Chee-Kit Looi; Joseph Polman; Ulrike Cress & Peter Reimann (ed.),  Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016.  International Society of the Learning Sciences.  ISBN 978-0-9903550-9-0.  Chapter.  s 136 - 144
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Roth, Wolff-Michael (2016). Perezhivanie—A Monist Concept for a Monist Theory. Mind, Culture, and Activity.  ISSN 1074-9039.  23(4), s 353- 355 . doi: 10.1080/10749039.2016.1199703
  • Jornet, Alfredo; Roth, Wolff-Michael & Krange, Ingeborg (2016). A Transactional Approach to Transfer Episodes. The Journal of the Learning Sciences.  ISSN 1050-8406.  25(2), s 285- 330 . doi: 10.1080/10508406.2016.1147449
  • Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2016). Perezhivanie in the Light of the Later Vygotsky’s Spinozist Turn. Mind, Culture, and Activity.  ISSN 1074-9039.  23(4), s 315- 324 . doi: 10.1080/10749039.2016.1186197
  • Arnseth, Hans Christian; Jornet, Alfredo & Krange, Ingeborg (2015). Learning in a material world: Reflection in science education as embodied practice, In Oskar Lindwall; Päivi Häkkinen; Timothy Koschman & Sten Runar Ludvigsen (ed.),  Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2015.  International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).  ISBN 978-0-9903550-6-9.  Volume 2.  s 595 - 596
  • El Kadri, Michele; Roth, Wolff-Michael; Mateus, Elaine & Jornet, Alfredo (2015). Towards a more symmetrical approach to the zone of proximal development in teacher education.. Revista Brasileira de Educação.  ISSN 1413-2478.  22(70), s 668- 689 . doi: 10.1590/S1413-24782017227034
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Roth, Wolff-Michael (2015). The joint work of connecting multiple (Re)presentations in science classrooms. Science Education.  ISSN 0036-8326.  99(2), s 378- 403 . doi: 10.1002/sce.21150
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Steier, Rolf (2015). The matter of space: Bodily performances and the emergence of boundary objects during multidisciplinary design meetings. Mind, Culture, and Activity.  ISSN 1074-9039.  22(2), s 129- 151 . doi: 10.1080/10749039.2015.1024794
  • Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2015). Situational awareness as an instructable and instructed matter in multi-media supported debriefing: A case study from aviation.. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).  ISSN 0925-9724.  24, s 461- 508 . doi: 10.1007/s10606-015-9234-5
  • Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2014). Toward a Theory of Experience. Science Education.  ISSN 0036-8326.  98(1), s 106- 126 . doi: 10.1002/sce.21085
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Jahreie, Cecilie Flo (2013). Designing for hybrid learning environments in a science museum: Inter-professional conceptualisations of space, In Mark Childs & Anna Peachey (ed.),  Understanding learning in virtual worlds.  Springer.  ISBN 978-1-4471-5369-6.  kapittel 3.  s 41 - 64
  • Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2013). Situated Cognition. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science.  ISSN 1939-5086.  4(5), s 463- 478 . doi: 10.1002/wcs.1242

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  • Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2017). Understanding educational psychology: A late Vygotskian, Spinozist approach. Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-39868-6.  321 s.

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  • Jornet, Alfredo; Arnseth, Hans Christian & Smørdal, Ole (2018). Makerspace-Making. Tensions and opportunities in design-based inquiry across kindergarten and museum..
  • Jornet, Alfredo; Arnseth, Hans Christian & Smørdal, Ole (2018). Making Collaborating. A Cultural-Historical approach to pedagogical innovation..
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Erstad, Ola (2018). From learning contexts to learning lives..
  • Nardi, Bonnie; Booker, Angela; Cole, Michael; Ferholt, Beth; Jornet, Alfredo; Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A. & Williams, Julian (2018). Emotion and Affect Across Varied Contexts and Genres. Mind, Culture, and Activity.  ISSN 1074-9039.  25(4), s 279- 280 . doi:
  • Damsa, Crina I.; Jornet, Alfredo; Froelich, Dominik E. & Gegenfurtner, Andreas (2017). The unit of analysis in learning research: Approaches for imagining a transformative research agenda.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2017). Arts Based Education, Embodiment, and Social change: A case of action research at an elementary school.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2017). Reading dramatically: Affect and intellect in primary school from the lenses of perezhivanie.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2017). Reflection as primarily social: A Vygotskian perspective.
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Roth, Wolff-Michael (2017). Psychogenic dimensions of drama in arts-based education.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2016). Intersubjective speech field and anticipation: Two Vygotskian categories for the study of classroom conversation..
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2016). Talking Back to the Future: Anatomy of Reflection as Collective Practice.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2015). The bodily and contextual foundations of conceptual coherence and continuity: Case studies from the teaching and learning of science inquiry. Doktoravhandlinger forsvart ved Det utdanningsvitenskapelige fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo. 220. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2014). Fostering and analyzing connections across science inquiry activities: Research methods in the MIRACLE project.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2014). Making connections in science inquiry: A sociocultural and pragmatist perspective.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2014). On learning and experience: Lessons from Dewey and Vygotsky. Pedagogisk profil.  ISSN 0805-5610.  (2)
  • Pierroux, Palmyre; Krange, Ingeborg; Silseth, Kenneth; Jornet, Alfredo & Arnseth, Hans Christian (2014). Field Trips to Science Museums: A Study of Students’ Sense-Making when Interacting with Exhibits.
  • Bakken, Sven Magne; Haavie, Jon; Isdal, Edith; Toussaint, Jeremy; Nesnass, Richard; Krange, Ingeborg; Smørdal, Ole; Jornet, Alfredo; Andersson, Jan Alfred & Tran, Cathy (2012). Varmepumpespill - installasjon i utstillingen EnergiTivoli.
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2012). Integrating physical experiences and digital visualizations in collaborative inquiry learning across contexts.
  • Jornet-Gil, Alfredo (2011). Meaning making trajectories across contexts. Learning science through mixed reality representations in the school and the museum.
  • Jornet-Gil, Alfredo & Jahreie, Cecilie Flo (2011). Designing for immersive learning environments across schools and science museums. Multiprofessional conceptualizations of space.
  • Krange, Ingeborg & Jornet, Alfredo (2010). MIRACLE: Mixed Reality Interactions across Contexts of Learning.
  • Jornet-Gil, Alfredo & Choliz, Mariano (2009). Sevaral questionnaires to measure psychological variables related with abuse of mobile phone.
  • Jornet-Gil, Alfredo & Choliz, Mariano (2009). The test of dependence of the mobile phone: Psychometric properties and psychological implications.
  • Jornet-Gil, Alfredo; Eisemann, Martin & Choliz, Mariano (2009). Pattern of use of mobile phone in Norwegian adolescents: A cross-cultural comparison between Spanish and Norwegian teenagers.

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