[{"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":"Conversation","desc":"Write a summary of your understanding of (any concept). In your reflection, try to address the following questions. Why is this concept important in human development? What does it help us understand?...","bdesc":"Write a summary of your understanding of (any concept). In your reflection, try to address the following questions. Why is this concept important in human development? What does it help us understand?...","im":"edit\/uploads\/1530621971Picture1.jpg","id":"534","vcategory":"3","linkd1":"","link1":"","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"","author":"Louai","file":"edit\/uploads\/1530621971Picture1.jpg","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":"edit\/uploads\/1525355754list-2389219_640.png","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...","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...","im":"edit\/uploads\/1529024858unnamed.jpg","id":"531","vcategory":"0","linkd1":"","link1":"","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"Conference Announcements","author":"Beth Ferholt","file":"edit\/uploads\/1529024858unnamed.jpg","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":"edit\/uploads\/1525712350heteromation_image.png","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":"edit\/uploads\/1525712350heteromation_image.png","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":"MCA Interviews","desc":"Interviews will appear in this section. You can submit links to video interviews or text of a written interview you have conducted. For example, the following video segment is taken from an interview with Mike Cole where he discussed the concept of the zone of proximal development....","bdesc":"Interviews will appear in this section. You can submit links to video interviews or text of a written interview you have conducted. For example, the following video segment is taken from an interview with Mike Cole where he discussed the concept of the zone of proximal development....","im":"edit\/uploads\/1525355754list-2389219_640.png","id":"527","vcategory":"2","linkd1":"","link1":"","linkd2":"","link2":"","linkd3":"","link3":"","type":"Interviews","author":"Louai Rahal","file":"-","video":"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/h3H4qQcfYUo"}]