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digital cultural knowledge in school

Collecting learning stories

I am currently doing one-to-one interviews with teachers and welcome participation! Continue reading “Collecting learning stories”

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Year one: work done so far

A year ago two things happened to set this project in motion: I started as doctoral student at the University of Helsinki and engaged with a project that would allow me to start my research. Continue reading “Year one: work done so far”

Understanding agents in school: economy and education policy

In this post I convey some thoughts about innovation and change in the field I am researching. What is the motor of change in schools, what changes are actually happening  and who are the agents that influence or introduce change. Continue reading “Understanding agents in school: economy and education policy”

Story 3: Political history for beginners

I had two conversations with two history teachers lately. It was specially interesting for me, because both warned me before our conversation that they were traditional in their teaching methods. Regardless of their use of digital resources, I want to know how teachers communicate history to their students. Especially when they have 20 or more of years experience teaching, I could see that they had developed a formula that works both for them and their students. Continue reading “Story 3: Political history for beginners”

Is digital eclipsing heritage?

Some months in my research fieldwork, I am starting to have a stomach feeling that will need to be contrasted by some evidence to clear my next question: Continue reading “Is digital eclipsing heritage?”

Story 2: Professional journalism and some Art Nouveau

Ateneum no 2 15.04.1900 uring my last visit to a high school to interview some teachers, I had the luck of meeting three students. I will hopefully interview them properly after their ear-numbing healthy summer holidays. Continue reading “Story 2: Professional journalism and some Art Nouveau”

Story 1: Hipster in Stone

This first learning story was kindly supplied by Pirkko, a visual arts teacher from Southern Finland. Her students range ages from 12 to 18 and when it comes to digital, she has gotten so used to her ipad, that sometimes you can see her touching her desktop computer screen to play a youtube video. In this age of digital technology, her students teach her something new, “every day”. Continue reading “Story 1: Hipster in Stone”

Questions: iPads

“It doesn’t matter the subject, we just have to think of something to do with the ipad”
(visual arts teacher)

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Reblog: from Aviisi project

Narration of my first encounter with teachers during my research at Ristiina a public school near Mikkeli, Eastern Finland.
Continue reading “Reblog: from Aviisi project”

The axis of learning

Literature review sketching an evolution of theory of education; from being fed to making our own meals… Continue reading “The axis of learning”

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