Open lecture: Inscriptions, learning and the social memory: Researching epistemic practice
Guest lecture with Professor Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg.
Professor Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg. Photo: Per Westergård
Roger Säljö specializes in research on learning, interaction and human development in a sociocultural perspective, where he has published extensively. Much of his work is related to issues of how people learn to use cultural tools and how we acquire competences and skills that are foundational to learning in a socially and technologically complex society.
In recent years, he has worked extensively with issues that concern how the so-called new technologies transform human learning practices inside and outside formal schooling. In this field, he has been responsible for the national research program, LearnIT, funded by the Knowledge-foundation and which finished in 2009. Roger Säljö has also been engaged in interdisciplinary work with colleagues from a range of different disciplines including medicine and health care, various natural sciences, linguistics and several others. Since 2006 he is Director of the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS), a national centre of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council. He is also Director of the national graduate school in the educational sciences, DSES, (2008-cont.). Roger Säljö is also one of the founding editors of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.
The lecture is a part of the the nordic PhD course "Methodologies of Studying Transforming Literacies", running from 18th- 19th of March.