Alfredo Jornet Gil

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Phone +47 22840146
Mobile phone +4795156142 +47 95156142
Room Niels Henrik Abels Hus, Rom 314
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 35 0317 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1099 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

My research focuses on cultural, technological, and affective aspects of learning across formal and informal settings, with an emphasis on creativity and pedagogical innovation. Mostly using design-based and participatory ethnography methods, I have conducted research in such diverse contexts as arts-based education, science learning in and outside classrooms, or professional design, with the overall goal of better understanding how people with different backgrounds and interests learn and develop when they work together to imagine and achieve new shared goals. More recently, I work promoting and investigating open-schooling pedagogical innovations as a means to address the needs of school and societal transformation in the current context of environmental crisis and threat to democracy. 

Higher education and academic employment history

  • 2018-present. Associate Professor of Pedagogy at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo. 
  • 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

  • 2019             Nomination to best 2018 paper, Design Studies journal   
  • 2018             Nomination to best paper at the EARLI SIG 10 & 21 Conference. 
  • 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).


Currently, I teach and supervise at multiple courses within the teacher education program as well as the master degree programs 

I also teach qualitative research methods at the faculty's PhD program.

Editorial Work

I have co-edited several special issues and books, and I am co-editor of the international journal Mind, Culture, and Activity

Tags: Informal learning, Science education, Inquiry-based learning, Situated cognition, sociocultural-perspective


  • Damsa, Crina I. & Jornet, Alfredo (2020). The unit of analysis in learning research: Approaches for imagining a transformative agenda. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.  ISSN 2210-6561.  s 1- 3 . doi: 10.1016/j.lcsi.2020.100407
  • Jornet, Alfredo; Guarrasi, Ivana & Rajala, Antti (2020). LCHC’s expanding bio-geographies: A glimpse to the future(s) through the case of the Re-generating CHAT project. Mind, Culture, and Activity.  ISSN 1074-9039.  27(2), s 185- 200 . doi: 10.1080/10749039.2020.1768271 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Dionne, Patricia & Jornet, Alfredo (2019). Conceiving work as (an) activity: Epistemological underpinnings from a cultural-historical perspective, In Pedro F. Bendassolli (ed.),  Culture, Work, and Psychology. Invitations to dialogue..  Information Age Publishing.  ISBN 978-1-64113-632-7.  Kapittel 3.  s 37 - 57
  • 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
  • Jornet, Alfredo (2019). Living the Praxis of Method, or How I Learned Letting Worldly Practices Organize My Professional Gaze as Scholar, In Janet C. Richards & Wolff-Michael Roth (ed.),  Empowering Students as Self-Directed Learners of Qualitative Research Methods.  Brill|Sense.  ISBN 978-90-04-41955-1.  Chapter 12.  s 190 - 204 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jornet, Alfredo & Damsa, Crina I. (2019). Unit of analysis from an ecological perspective: Beyond the individual/social dichotomy. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.  ISSN 2210-6561.  s 1- 10 . doi: 10.1016/j.lcsi.2019.100329 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Campbell, Chris; Roth, Wolff-Michael & Jornet, Alfredo (2018). Collaborative design decision-making as social process. European Journal of Engineering Education.  ISSN 0304-3797.  s 1- 18 . 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 1939-5078.  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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