[{"title":"Book Review: Youth, critical literacies, and civic engagement: arts, media, and literacy in the lives of adolescents","desc":"Abstract: In Youth, Critical Literacies, and Civic Engagement: Arts, Media, and Literacy in the Lives of Adolescents, Theresa Rogers and her coauthors report on research that took place in the years leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, a time when the city was in the global spotlight overshadowing the escalating local social and economic disparities. At the heart of this text are young people\u2019s stories that shine light on the significance of these social and spatial relations in youths\u2019 daily lives and experiences. A primary objective of this work is a call for heightened awareness of and attendance to issues of equity and social justice through innovative arts-based pedagogies, both in and outside of schools, that have been muffled within the neoliberal context.","bdesc":"Abstract: In Youth, Critical Literacies, and Civic Engagement: Arts, Media, and Literacy in the Lives of Adolescents, Theresa Rogers and her coauthors report on research that took place in the years leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, a time when the city was in the global spotlight overshadowing the escalating local social and economic disparities. At the heart of this text are young people\u2019s stories that shine light on the significance of these social and spatial relations in youths\u2019 daily lives and experiences. A primary objective of this work is a call for heightened awareness of and attendance to issues of equity and social justice through innovative arts-based pedagogies, both in and outside of schools, that have been muffled within the neoliberal context.","im":"","id":"539","vcategory":"4","linkd1":"doi link to full review","link1":"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1080\/10749039.2016.1155624","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"Book Reviews","author":"Kristen P Goessling","file":"","video":""},{"title":"Learning, Creativity, and Innovation","desc":"What characterizes creative processes, actions, and products? Can people learn to be creative? Is creativity an expression of individual genius or the product of what \u2018counts\u2019 as innovation in a knowledge society? How do schools foster the kinds of creative processes and skills that young people will need for the 21st century? In this course we examine some of the ways in which creativity, learning and innovation have been conceptualized and studied in different research traditions. There is a particular focus on sociocultural perspectives that study creativity as something that is developed through human practices and activities in dialogue with historically-developed tools, genres, and conventions. During the course, perspectives on what characterizes innovation and creative processes in various practices will be discussed and presented, for example: How may creative processes be supported in multi-professional group work? How is new knowledge developed and used in creative processes within design and product development? What are the conditions for developing creativity in informal and formal learning contexts? These topics will be explored based on research and case studies of creative processes in different kinds of activities. The studies are anchored in a practical-theoretical understanding of human activity and development, emphasizing the reciprocal relationship between people, cultural and material artefacts, and social norms and practices. The course is for students interested in understanding how creativity develops under different conditions, and who want to develop skills in planning and designing for creative processes in different contexts. The course is aimed at students who are interested in understanding relations between creativity, learning and innovation, and who wish to develop skills in facilitating these processes in different contexts.","bdesc":"What characterizes creative processes, actions, and products? Can people learn to be creative? Is creativity an expression of individual genius or the product of what \u2018counts\u2019 as innovation in a knowledge society? How do schools foster the kinds of creative processes and skills that young people will need for the 21st century? In this course we examine some of the ways in which creativity, learning and innovation have been conceptualized and studied in different research traditions. There is a particular focus on sociocultural perspectives that study creativity as something that is developed through human practices and activities in dialogue with historically-developed tools, genres, and conventions. During the course, perspectives on what characterizes innovation and creative processes in various practices will be discussed and presented, for example: How may creative processes be supported in multi-professional group work? How is new knowledge developed and used in creative processes within design and product development? What are the conditions for developing creativity in informal and formal learning contexts? These topics will be explored based on research and case studies of creative processes in different kinds of activities. The studies are anchored in a practical-theoretical understanding of human activity and development, emphasizing the reciprocal relationship between people, cultural and material artefacts, and social norms and practices. The course is for students interested in understanding how creativity develops under different conditions, and who want to develop skills in planning and designing for creative processes in different contexts. The course is aimed at students who are interested in understanding relations between creativity, learning and innovation, and who wish to develop skills in facilitating these processes in different contexts.","im":"edit\/uploads\/1525355754list-2389219_640.png","id":"538","vcategory":"1","linkd1":"","link1":"","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"Course Syllabi","author":"Alfredo Jornet","file":"edit\/uploads\/1533678099Pensum:l\u00e6ringskrav - PED4510 - V\u00e5r 2018 - Universitetet i Oslo.pdf","video":""},{"title":"Performing the World 2018","desc":"The tenth Performing the World (PTW) conference will be held in New York City, Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, 2018. These are very uncertain days. So much is, or seems to be, falling apart \u2013 nations and government apparatus, norms of diplomacy and civil discourse, civil society, the glaciers...","bdesc":"The tenth Performing the World (PTW) conference will be held in New York City, Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, 2018. These are very uncertain days. So much is, or seems to be, falling apart \u2013 nations and government apparatus, norms of diplomacy and civil discourse, civil society, the glaciers...","im":"","id":"532","vcategory":"0","linkd1":"","link1":"","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"New Publications","author":"Beth Ferholt","file":"","video":""},{"title":"Lek, l\u00e4rande och lycka - Lekande och utforskande i f\u00f6rskolan (Play, learning and happiness: Playing and exploring in preschool)","desc":"Play, learning and happiness: Playing and exploring in preschool M Nilsson \/ A-K Grankvist \/ E Johansson \/ J Thure \/ B Ferholt 128 pages What happens when play, inspired by culture, aesthetics and educators' role models, meets exploratory project work? What challenges and opportunities for growth, learning, joy and togetherness does this offer for children and educators in preschools? What opportunities for development of preschool activities can it offer and can it be understood as teaching? This book describes how preschool teachers and researchers together plan, implement and reflect on a preschool activity that wishes to live up to the Swedish preschool state curriculum's intentions to foster activities that are fun, safe and educational for all children, but also for the educators. (This book describes an example of preschool pedagogical research, specifically a playworld study, that is called early childhood education research from within. This is an encounter between the academy and the preschool that has been developed on the assumption that if teachers who believe that children are capable and competent, and who therefore listen closely and respectfully to children, participate in such research, then children are indirectly a part of a research team and their voices can potentially influence early childhood education and scholarship in the field via the academy. Simultaneously, if researchers conducting their research in preschools strive to have this research guided by the interests of teachers and by the teachers\u2019 knowledge, then these researchers can act as catalysts, helping preschool activities to change in response to contradictions in these activities.) Lek, l\u00e4rande och lycka - Lekande och utforskande i f\u00f6rskolan M Nilsson\/A-K Grankvist\/E Johansson\/J Thure\/B Ferholt\/128 s Vad h\u00e4nder n\u00e4r lek, som inspireras av kultur, estetik och pedagogers rollgestaltningar, m\u00f6ter utforskande projektarbete? Vilka utmaningar och m\u00f6jligheter till v\u00e4xande, l\u00e4rande, gl\u00e4dje och samvaro inneb\u00e4r det f\u00f6r barn och pedagoger i f\u00f6rskolan? Vilka m\u00f6jligheter till utveckling av f\u00f6rskolans verksamhet kan det inneb\u00e4ra och kan det f\u00f6rst\u00e5s som undervisning? I den h\u00e4r boken beskrivs hur f\u00f6rskoll\u00e4rare och forskare tillsammans planerar, genomf\u00f6r och reflekterar \u00f6ver en f\u00f6rskoledidaktik som \u00f6nskar leva upp till l\u00e4roplanens intentioner om en verksamhet som \u00e4r rolig, trygg och l\u00e4rorik f\u00f6r alla barn, men ocks\u00e5 f\u00f6r pedagogerna. ","bdesc":"Play, learning and happiness: Playing and exploring in preschool M Nilsson \/ A-K Grankvist \/ E Johansson \/ J Thure \/ B Ferholt 128 pages What happens when play, inspired by culture, aesthetics and educators' role models, meets exploratory project work? What challenges and opportunities for growth, learning, joy and togetherness does this offer for children and educators in preschools? What opportunities for development of preschool activities can it offer and can it be understood as teaching? This book describes how preschool teachers and researchers together plan, implement and reflect on a preschool activity that wishes to live up to the Swedish preschool state curriculum's intentions to foster activities that are fun, safe and educational for all children, but also for the educators. (This book describes an example of preschool pedagogical research, specifically a playworld study, that is called early childhood education research from within. This is an encounter between the academy and the preschool that has been developed on the assumption that if teachers who believe that children are capable and competent, and who therefore listen closely and respectfully to children, participate in such research, then children are indirectly a part of a research team and their voices can potentially influence early childhood education and scholarship in the field via the academy. Simultaneously, if researchers conducting their research in preschools strive to have this research guided by the interests of teachers and by the teachers\u2019 knowledge, then these researchers can act as catalysts, helping preschool activities to change in response to contradictions in these activities.) Lek, l\u00e4rande och lycka - Lekande och utforskande i f\u00f6rskolan M Nilsson\/A-K Grankvist\/E Johansson\/J Thure\/B Ferholt\/128 s Vad h\u00e4nder n\u00e4r lek, som inspireras av kultur, estetik och pedagogers rollgestaltningar, m\u00f6ter utforskande projektarbete? Vilka utmaningar och m\u00f6jligheter till v\u00e4xande, l\u00e4rande, gl\u00e4dje och samvaro inneb\u00e4r det f\u00f6r barn och pedagoger i f\u00f6rskolan? Vilka m\u00f6jligheter till utveckling av f\u00f6rskolans verksamhet kan det inneb\u00e4ra och kan det f\u00f6rst\u00e5s som undervisning? I den h\u00e4r boken beskrivs hur f\u00f6rskoll\u00e4rare och forskare tillsammans planerar, genomf\u00f6r och reflekterar \u00f6ver en f\u00f6rskoledidaktik som \u00f6nskar leva upp till l\u00e4roplanens intentioner om en verksamhet som \u00e4r rolig, trygg och l\u00e4rorik f\u00f6r alla barn, men ocks\u00e5 f\u00f6r pedagogerna. ","im":"","id":"531","vcategory":"4","linkd1":"","link1":"","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"Book Reviews","author":"Beth Ferholt","file":"","video":""},{"title":"Heteromation and Other Stories of Computing and Capitalism by Hamid Ekbia and Bonnie Nardi","desc":"Please see the links for published reviews. ","bdesc":"Please see the links for published reviews. ","im":"","id":"530","vcategory":"4","linkd1":"Here is a review by Laura Forlano in Public Books","link1":"http:\/\/www.publicbooks.org\/invisible-algorithms-invisible-politics\/","linkd2":"Here's a review by Janine Berg in the International Labour Review (scroll down).","link2":"https:\/\/onlinelibrary.wiley.com\/toc\/1564913x\/156\/3-4","linkd3":"Here's a short review by Andy Blunden.","link3":"https:\/\/ethicalpolitics.org\/ablunden\/works\/heteromation.htm","type":"Book Reviews","author":"Bonnie Nardi","file":"","video":""},{"title":"Psychology of Language","desc":"A course on the psychology of language","bdesc":"A course on the psychology of language","im":"edit\/uploads\/1525355754list-2389219_640.png","id":"529","vcategory":"1","linkd1":"","link1":"","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"Course Syllabi","author":"Martin Packer","file":"edit\/uploads\/1525373623PSIC 2314- Psicolog\u00eda del Lenguaje_2016_02 Martin Packer.pdf","video":""},{"title":"Mike Cole explains what the zone of proximal development is","desc":"The following video segment is taken from an interview with Mike Cole where he discussed the concept of the zone of proximal development....","bdesc":"The following video segment is taken from an interview with Mike Cole where he discussed the concept of the zone of proximal development....","im":"","id":"527","vcategory":"2","linkd1":"","link1":"","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"Interviews","author":"Louai Rahal","file":"","video":"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/h3H4qQcfYUo"}]