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  • 301.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Danielsson, Mattias
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Reell kompetens som resurs i högre utbildning?2011In: Högre Utbildning, ISSN 2000-7558, E-ISSN 2000-7558, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 3-14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Students’ ”real” or actual competence can be the basis for credits and exemptions in higher education, but is also important in relation to the educational process. Here, real/actual competence as a resource is discussed in both these aspects. The concepts real/actual competence and learning are discussed, as well as the relation between experiences, learning and recognition of competence based on prior learning. Recognition could take place through formal ”validation” where credits are assigned, but also when it is taken account of and makes the learning process in a course/programme easier.

  • 302.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Ellegrd, Kajsa
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Time squeezed teachers?: Structural patterns in the time use of teachers’ in folk high schools2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The teacher profession has certain conditions when it comes to time use. On the one hand, teaching is normally scheduled during the day and week. Increasingly, at least in the Swedish context, also other duties are scheduled, like staff meetings and planning with colleagues. On the other hand, there is still a high degree of freedom when it comes to teachers’ use – in time and space – of the rest of the working hours. What is folk high school teachers’ everyday life like in a week perspective?

    In this paper we analyse and visualize the activity rhythm of teachers in non-formal adult education in the Swedish folk high school. The analysis is based on 658 time diaries, from 94 folk high school teachers who filled in seven time diaries each, during a full week Monday-Sunday.

    We use the data for an analysis based on basic time-geographic concepts (activities, projects and constraints) and methods (visualizations). E.g., the work rhythm of the week, the day-to-day sequential flow of activities including the weekend, can be identified on an individual level for these folk high school teachers, and the interweaving of work and private activities can be revealed in a week perspective.

    The results show structural patterns in the interweaving of teaching, planning, and administrative work-activities, and of work and private life. The influence of the schedule will also be identified in relation to time for breaks and recovery during the day.

  • 303.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Ellegård, Kajsa
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Everyday life of teachers in compulsory schools and folk high schools2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The teacher profession has certain conditions when it comes to time use. On the one hand, teaching is normally strictly scheduled during the day and week. Increasingly, at least in the Swedish context, also other duties are scheduled, like formal meetings and planning with colleagues. On the other hand, there is still a high degree of freedom when it comes to teachers’ use – in time and space – of the rest of the working hours. What is teachers’ everyday life like in a week perspective?

    In this paper we analyse and visualize the activity rhythm of teachers in compulsory school and non-formal adult education in the folk high school. The analysis is based on two data sets with similarities and differences. 3626 compulsory-school teachers filled in a one-day time diary each, on one of the weekdays Monday–Friday. 94 folk high school teachers filled in seven time diaries each, during a week Monday-Sunday. As data on compulsory-school teachers’ weekends are lacking, the focus will be activity patterns during weekdays, Monday–Friday.

    We use the data for an analysis based on basic time-geographic concepts (activities, projects and constraints) and methods (visualizations). We also discuss weaknesses and strengths of the whole week data collection and the one-day diaries, and the consequences of these different approaches for the analysis. E.g., the work rhythm of the week, in this paper focussing on the weekdays, can be identified on an individual level for the folk high school teachers, and the interweaving of work and private activities can be revealed in a week perspective. For the compulsory-school teachers, the data based on one-day diaries from different individuals mean that the rhythm of the week can be identified at aggregated level and day by day only, while the important day-to-day sequential flow of activities is lost.

    The results will show similarities and differences between teachers work in compulsory school and folk high school when it comes to the interweaving of teaching, planning, and administrative work-activities, and of work and private life. The influence of the schedule will also be identified in relation to time for breaks and recovery during the day.

  • 304.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Ellegård, Kajsa
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Lärare i tidens grepp?: Aktivitetsmönster som strukturerar folkhögskollärares arbetsvecka2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta paper innehåller en preliminär tidsgeografisk analys av 94 folkhögskollärares sätt att använda sin tid under en hel vecka om sju dagar. Analysen bygger på tidsdagboksmaterial, och visualiserar veckans struktur när det gäller olika typer av arbetsrelaterade aktiviteter bland dessa 94 lärare.

  • 305.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Eriksson, Lisbeth
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Tema: Vuxnas lärande och demokrati2009In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, E-ISSN 2001-7316, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 7-12Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    En introduktion till ett temanummer om vuxnas lärande och demokrati. Ger en kort introduktion till forskningsområdet samt presenterar fyra artiklar som ingår i temanumret.

  • 306.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Care work organisations on the move - effects of in-service training based on recognition of prior learning2007In: Meaning, Relevance and Variation. Second Nordic conference on Adult Learning.,2007, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 307.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Effects of Recognition of Prior Learning as Perceived by Different Stakeholders2012In: Prior Learning Assessment Inside Out, Vol. 1, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an integral part of in-service training programs targeting elder care workers in nursing homes. Our main research question is as follows: What are the effects, as perceived by different stakeholders, of participation in RPL programs? We examine this issue through questionnaires and qualitative, semi-structured interviews. The stakeholders included in the study are care workers, supervisors, teachers and managers. We identify effects related to individual care workers and the nursing home as an organization. Three kinds of individual effects and three kinds of organizational effects are identified. The perceived individual effects are the acquisition of knowledge, increased self-esteem and a more professional work attitude. The organizational effects include a growing interest in in-service training, the introduction of new and more effective methods of in-service training, and an increase in reflection and discussion at work.

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  • 308.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Historical traces of recognition of prior learning - The "new" idea of validation and its promise of economic growth2005In: Nordic conference on adult education,2005, 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 309.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Kunskapers värde: Validering i teori och praktik2010 (ed. 2)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna bok ger en introduktion till validering av kunskap och kompetens, närmare bestämt den ambition som finns i vårt samhälle att värdera och ge erkännande åt vad människor lärt sig oavsett var, när och hur detta skett. Författarna sätter validering i relation till hur vuxnas lärande organiseras och till de skilda sätt på vilka valideringstanken gestaltat sig. De visar hur validering förhåller sig till olika teorier om kunskap och lärande samt till den i sammanhanget så viktiga kunskapsbedömningen. I boken presenteras några modeller för hur validering kan organiseras och genomföras i praktiken, liksom de roller som olika aktörer har i en valideringsprocess. I denna nya upplaga har innehållet reviderats och uppdaterats, bland annat har ett kapitel lagts till som handlar om validering och lärande. Boken riktar sig främst till blivande och yrkesverksamma personalvetare, yrkes- och studievägledare samt lärare, men även till andra som berörs av frågor kring värdering av kunskap och kompetens.

  • 310.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Kunskapers värde: validering i teori och praktik2005 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna bok handlar om validering av kunskap och kompetens, närmare bestämt den ambition som finns i vårt samhälle att värdera och ge erkännande åt vad människor lärt sig oavsett var, när och hur detta skett. Ambitionen att validera sätts in i sitt sammanhang genom att relateras dels till hur vuxnas lärande har organiserats i olika former, dels till hur valideringstanken gestaltat sig på olika sätt. Författarna problematiserar validering i relation till olika teorier om kunskap och lärande samt till den kunskapsbedömning som är en central del av en validering. Några olika modeller för hur validering kan organiseras och genomföras i praktiken diskuteras, liksom de olika roller som finns i en valideringsprocess.

  • 311.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Mobility of knowledge as a recognition challenge: experiences from Sweden2010In: International Journal of Lifelong Education, ISSN 0260-1370, E-ISSN 1464-519X, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 201-218Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on the tensions between mobility, knowledge and recognition, and what the impact of migration could be on lifelong education and society. This is discussed with the case of Sweden as the starting point. The main issue in Sweden concerning migration is the admission of refugees. Sweden has had a relatively open policy concerning refugees in recent decades, and a large number of refugees have also been granted residence permits. Thus, they have not come to Sweden due to a labour shortage, and the demand for their knowledge in the labour market has not been high. Their knowledge is not recognised in terms of employment in vocations where their prior learning could be utilised. This means that Sweden has faced challenges concerning questions of recognition and lifelong education. In this article, we take as our starting point the policy in this area, including policy texts and national initiatives as well as experiences from such initiatives, to discuss the role of lifelong education and recognition of prior learning in a situation where mobility concerns not only migration of people but also of knowledge. We discuss how this knowledge, which has been situated in another national context, can be recognised and included in further lifelong education, and what type of lifelong education or lifelong learning is needed in this situation.

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  • 312.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Mobility of knowledge as a recognition challenge: Experiences from Sweden2013In: Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning: Global Issues and Perspectives / [ed] Shibao Guo, London and New York: Routledge, 2013, p. 54-71Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on the tensions between mobility, knowledge, and recognition, and what the impact of migration could be on lifelong education and society. This is discussed with the case of Sweden as the starting point. The main issue in Sweden concerning migration is the admission of refugees. Sweden has had a relatively open policy concerning refugees in recent decades, and a large number of refugees have also been granted residence permits. Thus, they have not come to Sweden due to a labour shortage, and the demand for their knowledge in the labour market has not been high. Their knowledge is not recognized in terms of employment in vocations where their prior learning could be utilized. This means that Sweden has faced challenges concerning questions of recognition and lifelong education. In this article, we take as our starting point the policy in this area, including policy texts and national initiatives as well as experiences from such initiatives, to discuss the role of lifelong education and recognition of prior learning in a situation where mobility concerns not only migration of people but also of knowledge. We discuss how this knowledge, which has been situated in another national context, can be recognized and included in further lifelong education, and what type of lifelong education or lifelong learning is needed in this situation.

  • 313.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Recognition of prior learning as a technique for fabricating the adult learner: a genealogical analysis on Swedish adult education policy2005In: Journal of education policy, ISSN 0268-0939, E-ISSN 1464-5106, Vol. 20, no 5, p. 595-613Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on the recognition of prior learning and the figure of thought it represents in Swedish policy on adult education. It can be seen as a technique for governing the adult learner and a way of fabricating the subject. We are tracing this thought back in time to see how it has changed and what it consists of. The material analysed consists of Swedish official documents published between 1948 and 2004. We draw on two concepts from the Foucauldian toolbox: genealogy and governmentality. The result shows that this technique for governing and fabricating the adult subject is not new. It has been present during all periods analysed. However, there is a difference in how the ideas of competence and knowledge are stressed. Today the focus is on the subject's specific experience, which means competence. You are constructed as an adult with experiences that are to be evaluated. During the 1960s and 1970s the focus was rather on general experience. There was also discussion concerning the subject's ability to study. During the 1950s this figure of thought focused on ability was dominant. Those with the talent/ability to study were to be accepted for adult education.

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  • 314.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Svensk forskning om validering av vuxnas lärande: Trender och tendenser2014In: Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, ISSN 1401-6788, E-ISSN 2001-3345, Vol. 19, no 4-5, p. 324-344Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna artikel tar upp några olika teoretiska perspektiv som kan användas och har använts för att förstå bedömning som företeelse i pedagogiska sammanhang. Diskussionen tar sin utgångspunkt i ett exempel på bedömning som förekommer främst inom utbildning för vuxna, nämligen validering. Inledningsvis ges en definition av validering, som kort sagt handlar om att synliggöra, bedöma och ge erkännande åt de kunskaper som utvecklats i sammanhang utanför det formella skolsystemet, men även i utbildningssammanhang i andra kontexter än där man befinner sig (till exempel i andra länder). Därefter presenteras och diskuteras, med utgångspunkt i tidigare svensk forskning, såväl vår egen som andras, ett antal teoretiska perspektiv som använts för att förstå och analysera validering som företeelse. Exempel på perspektiv är teori om situerat lärande, Habermas teori om kommunikativt handlande och Foucaults diskursanalytiska perspektiv. Till sist diskuteras teorierna tillskott och användbarhet i analys och förståelse av bedömning mer generellt.

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  • 315.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Sweden: The developing field of validation research2011In: Researching the Recognition of Prior Learning: International Perspectives / [ed] Judy Harris; Mignonne Breier; Christine Wihak, Leicester: NIACE , 2011, 1, p. 228-247Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Academic research on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/validation in Sweden has developed alongside the emergence of RPL as a policy area. Although activities that fit the description of RPL have long been present in Sweden, the introduction of validation as a concept has directed stronger policy attention to the phenomenon. As a consequence, researchers have placed the concept and its associated practices under scrutiny. This chapter focuses on validation in Sweden and on research undertaken since 2000. Six main themes or areas of research have emerged, which structure the piece: historical studies of RPL; research on recognition of vocational competence; RPL, immigration and gender; theories of assessment in RPL; RPL and governance; and comparative studies of RPL. Swedish academic RPL research has utilised various methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives. Qualitative approaches dominate thus far, but quantitative ideas have been introduced at a theoretical level, via discussions on reliability and validity. The theories and concepts that have been used to explore RPL focus on phenomena such as learning, governmentality, communication and gender. Theoretical selections relate to the disciplines that have been involved - educational research has been and is dominant, but researchers from human work science and from business administration have added new perspectives.

  • 316.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hult, Åsa
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Att visa vad man kan: Erfarenheter från ett regionalt nätverk för validering av yrkeskompetens2003Report (Other academic)
  • 317.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hult, Åsa
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Validering av invandrade akademikers yrkeskompetens: Erfarenheter från Nätverk Sörmland2003Report (Other academic)
  • 318.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Sandberg, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Introducing research on recognition of prior learning2013In: International Journal of Lifelong Education, ISSN 0260-1370, E-ISSN 1464-519X, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 405-411Article in journal (Refereed)
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  • 319.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Sandberg, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Introduction: Introducing research on recognition of prior learning2015In: Recognition of Prior Learning: Research from around the globe / [ed] Per Andersson, Andreas Fejes, Fredrik Sandberg, London & New York: Routledge, 2015, 1, p. 1-7Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is the introduction chapter of an anthology of research on recognition of prior learning, previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

  • 320.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Fejes, AndreasLinköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.Sandberg, FredrikLinköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Recognition of Prior Learning: Research from around the globe2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) has emerged in recent decades as an important policy area and policy concept. It is a phenomenon with a certain variation in practices as well as contexts, concepts and conceptions. However, there is a basic idea about giving recognition to prior learning wherever and whenever learning has taken place. Such ideas can be ‘materialised’ in formal assessment systems providing the basis for recognition, as well as in informal processes where prior learning is made visible and gets recognition.

    This book provides a range of empirically and theoretically based contributions from different parts of the world where RPL, or an equivalent, is mobilised as part of educational practices for adults. Discussion in this area often takes place locally. This volume compiles different kinds of contributions to create a broader dialogue among scholars and practitioners, not only on the specific topic of RPL, but also on more general issues faced in educational research. It was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

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  • 321.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Gao, Shibao
    University of Calgary.
    Governing through non/recognition: the missing 'R' in the PLAR for immigrant professionals in Canada and Sweden2009In: International Journal of Lifelong Education, ISSN 0260-1370, E-ISSN 1464-519X, Vol. 28, no 4, p. 423-437Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite claims that prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) can act as a transformative social mechanism and a means of social inclusion, this study reports that PLAR has become a serious barrier to adult learning rather than a facilitator. Drawing from Foucault's concept of governmentality, the study examines the difficulties that immigrant professionals have experienced in having their foreign credentials and work experience recognized in the contexts of Canada and Sweden. Using document analysis and interviews, the study analyses how PLAR has created a system of governing through technologies of power and technologies of the self which work as dividing practices in discounting and devaluating immigrants' prior learning and work experience. The study concludes that PLAR has become a technical exercise and a governing tool rather than a form of social transformation.

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  • 322.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Grundberg, Carin
    Måhl, Lena
    Lundin, Anders (Illustrator)
    Ta chansen att utvecklas som seniorscoutledare1992Book (Other academic)
  • 323.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Guo, Shibao
    University of Calgary, Canada.
    The politics of recognition: the missing 'R' in the PLAR for immigrant professionals in Canada and Sweden2006In: SCUTREA /Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults/ Inter-Cultural Perspectives on Research into Adult Learning: A Global Dialogue,2006, Leeds: University of Leeds and SCUTREA , 2006, p. 18-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores the politics of recognition in PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) for immigrant professionals in Canada and Sweden. The two cases are discussed in relation to Foucault's concept of governmentality.

  • 324.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Halttunen, Timo
    University of Turku, Finland.
    Nistrup, Ulla
    VIA University College, Denmark.
    Quality in Validation of Prior Learning: Experiences from Work with the Nordic Model for Quality in Validation of Prior Learning2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Validation has become a central element in educational policies around the world. In the Nordic countries validation has been practiced especially in the vocational education and training sector (VET) for the past 15–20 years.

    This report explores the question of quality in validation, first by introducing the concept in general and secondly in detail by describing the Nordic Model for quality in validation. The

    researchers were testing the Model in VET institutions in a project coordinated by the Nordic Network on Adult Learning (NVL). Find- ings from the interactive research are presented from a sample of three colleges situated in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The Nor- dic Model can be seen as a structured way to assess the current sit- uation in validation at an institutional level and to identify areas of development. The research does not focus on the quality itself, but on the process of quality work and the process in the cases.

    In conclusion, the work with the cases speaks for the useful- ness of the Nordic Quality Model for validation as a comprehensive structure for developing the validation system in vocational educa- tion and training.

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  • 325.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Harris, JudyInstitute of Education University of London.
    Re-theorising the Recognition of Prior Learning2006Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The recognition of prior learning is an educational response to the need to widen participation in education and training for economic advancement and social inclusion. The social meanings of RPL have different configurations depending on historical, cultural, economic and political forces in different places. One constant is the reliance on the widely pervasive educational philosophies of experiential learning: constructivism and progressivism. This book challenges the orthodoxy of experiential learning and the particular readings of knowledge, pedagogy, learning, identity and power which it privileges. It does this by introducing different theoretical resources to RPL and drawing on experiences of RPL in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Canada and the USA. The book provides a range of re-conceptualisations of the relational terrain between adult experience and learning on the one hand, and specialist or academic knowledge on the other.

  • 326.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hedberg, Per
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Mandelin, Fredrik
    Vägvisaren2003Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 327.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hellberg, Kristina
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Educational Science (IUV).
    Recognition of prior learning in teacher education2008In: ECER,2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     This paper is focusing on child minders who have entered teacher education. We analyse the impact of their earlier experiences and informal learning, and how it is recognised during the training process. Our theoretical point of departure is taken in a sociocultural perspective. According to Lave and Wenger (1991) learning is not a separate process, related to individual performance, within the individual himself. In a sociocultural perspective, learning is an ongoing process, between people, and central concepts in the perspective are community of practice, peripheral/full participation, trajectory, and identity. The aim of the study is to describe and analyse the participation and trajectories of child minders entering teacher education. The research question is: How do child minders- prior experience and learning get recognition in the first year of a pre-school teacher education? The paper is based on qualitative interviews presenting the perspectives of participating students and their teachers. The results illustrate how the teacher education is situated in two different communities of practice - the practice of university studies and the practice of work. The participation and trajectories of the child minders are different from those of the regular students. In the practice of work they already have a rather central position, based in their background as child minders. In the university studies, their background helps them to enter this practice - their prior (partly tacit) knowledge, and experiences, from working at the pre-school is central in relation to the contents of the programme; they have experiences from working in groups of adults, which is valuable in teacher education; and they have a high degree of motivation for becoming pre-school teachers.

  • 328.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Hellberg, Kristina
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Learning and Didactic Science in Education and School (PeDiUS). Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Science in the pre-school teacher education: Trajectories of child minders becoming pre-school teachers with a scientific profile2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper has a biographical perspective and analyses the learning trajectories of child minders participating in a teacher education to become qualified pre-school teachers. These child minders have worked full-time and are working part-time in pre-schools during the teacher education. The focus of the paper is on the scientific profile in their teacher education, and how their prior experiences and prior learning from working in pre-school and from everyday life are related to and acknowledged in this profile.

    Lager-Nyqvist (2003) has studied student teachers’ experience of science education during their teacher training. The findings are that early school experiences and own opinions on science education in school affect the teacher’s role. In a previous study of child minders participating in a teacher education (Andersson & Hellberg, 2009) it was found that the child minders are initially peripheral participants, and change from within might require a more central position in the community of practice. The results show how these students become less peripheral fairly quickly. Their prior experiences and prior learning help them in their trajectory into university studies and in the shift of identity. Not least their participation in the practice of work, where part of the education program is situated, could to a large extent be seen as full.

    The data in the present study are collected through narrative interviews with seven teacher students with a background as child minders. The interviews are conducted in a way outlined by Horsdal (2002). The interview starts with a more or less extensive narrative of the interviewee’s life with focus on aspects relevant (from the interviewee’s perspective) in relation to the choice to become a pre-school teacher. This narrative is followed by a number of follow-up questions focusing on the scientific profile in relation to prior and present experiences particularly from the pre-school practice. In the analysis of interviews, a central guiding concept is trajectory, and particularly learning trajectory. Other concepts that guide our analysis in this approach are critical incidents, critical persons, turning points, and identity, which help us identify the structures of and central themes in the narratives. This theoretical perspective is based on the idea of situated learning (Lave & Wenger, 1991).

    The preliminary results presented here indicate how and in what ways these teacher students learn scientific knowledge, and how this learning is related to the practice of the pre-school, and the students’ prior experiences and prior learning within this community of practice. The analysis provides implications for how learning in scientific subjects could be understood, and particularly how learning among students with prior experiences from the community of practice for which they are trained could be understood.

  • 329.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Hellberg, Kristina
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Teaching and Learning in School, Teacher Education and other Educational Settings. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Trajectories in teacher education: Recognising prior learning in practice2009In: ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION, ISSN 1359-866X, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 271-282Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyses the trajectories into teacher education of a group of child minders who are studying to become pre-school teachers. The specific focus is what impact their prior experiences and learning from pre-school have on their trajectories, and how these experiences and learning are recognised in the first year of teacher education. A situated learning perspective is applied, with a focus on participation and trajectories in the two communities of practice in which teacher education is situated - the university and the pre-school. The data consist of transcribed interviews with ten student teachers, and additional data are gathered from stakeholders in the program. The results show that prior experiences and learning are given implicit and indirect recognition. In the practice of the pre-school, the trajectory means a shift in identity, from child minder to student teacher and pre-school teacher. In the practice of the university, prior experiences and learning help students in their trajectories from peripheral to fuller participation.

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  • 330.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Hellberg, Kristina
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education, Teaching and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Yrkeseleven2014In: Lära till yrkeslärare / [ed] Susanne Köpsén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, 1, p. 131-154Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta kapitel ger en introduktion vad gäller kunskap om och för förståelse av elever i yrkesutbildning. Kapitlet behandlar rekrytering och deltagande men även sociala kategorier och funktionsnedsättningar.

  • 331.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Hellgren, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Sociology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Factors influencing the value of CPD activities among VET teachers2018In: International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 2197-8638, E-ISSN 2197-8646, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 140-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Context: Teachers in vocational education and training (VET teachers) have specific conditions for their continuing professional development (CPD). They have a background in an initial occupation, in which they now teach and train the next generation. Thus, as VET teachers, they are expected to master the knowledge and skills of that occupa- tion, even if they have now crossed the boundary from the community of their initial occupation to the community of the school. This study explores the perceived values among VET teachers of different activities that may contribute to their CPD in teaching subjects/initial occupations. The study examines VET at the upper secondary level in Sweden. Here, the VET teachers have the main responsibility for students’ vocational learning in the vocational subjects, including the work-based parts. In the latter parts, the teachers are supplemented by supervisors at the workplace.

    Approach: We argue for the duality of a VET teacher identity with a professional competence that comprises two intertwined parts – teaching skills, and knowledge of the teaching subjects based in the teachers’ initial occupations. Our study is based on a situated learning perspective, and the empirical findings particularly concern values created from learning through participation and boundary crossing. CPD activities typi- cally include some form of participation in and/or boundary crossing between school and work-life practices. In the analysis we also include the possible influence of institutional, situational, and dispositional drivers and barriers for participation in different activities. The research question was: what factors can explain the variation in perceived values created by participation in different CPD activities among VET teachers? The study was conducted as a survey of 886 Swedish VET teachers. Focus was put on the values created through different types of activity, values for the teachers’ vocational knowledge, for networks in working life, and for teaching. The data were primarily analysed using logistic regression modelling.

    Findings: Dispositional drivers, the teacher’s sex, and regular performance of the ac- tivity are important for the perceived value. The dispositional factor is the one most commonly retained, and it has a consistently positive effect. Factors such as educa- tional background and vocational training have weaker influence, which suggests that individual driving factors are important when VET teachers assess the value of CPD activities.

    Conclusions: The study covers a general challenge for VET teachers, but is of particular relevance in systems with a high degree of school-based VET, full-time employed VET teachers, and VET teachers who are responsible for students’ vocational learning. Here, the values for vocational knowledge, for networks, and for teaching that are created through different activities are important for the VET teacher identity. They are also interrelated, and together they provide professional development in relation to the initial occupation, and for the occupation as a vocational teacher.

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  • 332.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Scoutmärken1995Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 333.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hult, Åsa
    Nordic policies on recognition of prior learning - a comparative analysis2007In: NERA Congress,2007, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The recognition of prior learning (RPL) - often in terms of validation /of/ real competence - is a phenomenon that has been paid much attention to in adult and lifelong learning policies in the Nordic countries. This paper presents an overview and comparison of RPL policies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, covering the educational sector, the labour market sector and the -third- sector. The comparison comprises aspects like the focus on convergent/controlling vs. divergent/exploring approaches, the summative and formative functions, the focus on different sectors and target groups, and the relation between the educational system and the work life. This paper has also been presented at "Meaning, Relevance & Variation. The Second Nordic Conference on Adult Learning", Linköping, Sweden, 2007

  • 334.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hult, Åsa
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Validation in the Nordic countries: A comparative analysis2008In: Lifelong Learning in Europe, ISSN 1239-6826, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 150-157Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents an analysis of policies on recognition of prior learning (validation) in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden).

  • 335.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hult, Åsa
    Validation policy and practice in the Nordic countries - an overview2007In: Recognition of prior learning: Nordic-Baltic experiences and European perspectives,2007, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a brief overview and analysis of Nordic policies on validation, or recognition of prior learning. The main focus of the study is the validation policy in the Nordic countries, but the study also includes reports on initiatives in and experiences from practice. The overview covers three sectors: The educational sector (in terms of adult education and vocational training, mainly on upper secondary level), the labour market sector and the -third- sector (liberal/popular adult education, non-governmental organisations etc.).

  • 336.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Hult, Åsa
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Validering av utländsk yrkeskompetens - en studie av den utökade försöksverksamheten2002Report (Other academic)
  • 337.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Jedeskog, Gunilla
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Teaching and Learning in School, Teacher Education and other Educational Settings.
    Landström, Inger
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Identitet & IKT i folkbildning2005In: LearnIT:s konferens,2005, 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 338.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Jedeskog, Gunilla
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Teaching and Learning in School, Teacher Education and other Educational Settings.
    Landström, Inger
    Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
    Identitet och IKT i folkbildningen - en pilotstudie2005In: Mimers forskarkonferens,2005, 2005, p. 1-13Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 339.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Aktuella kunskaper i undervisningsämnet: En utmaning för yrkesläraren2018In: Yrkesutbildning: Mellan skola och arbetsliv / [ed] Maria Gustavsson och Susanne Köpsén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1, p. 119-135Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Yrkeslärare är en grupp som befinner sig i en speciell situation jämfört med andra lärarkategorier. De har en bakgrund i ett annat yrke, och samtidigt som de har blivit lärare är de fortfarande i många fall tätt knutna till sitt tidigare yrke. Det vill säga att de har ett ”grundyrke” som de utbildat sig till och jobbat inom innan de blev lärare, och för vilket de nu utbildar nästa generation yrkesverksamma. Som yrkeslärare förväntas de vara kunniga inom yrkesområdet de utbildar för, men för att hålla sig uppdaterade i sitt grundyrke behöver de möjligheter till kontinuerlig kompetensutveckling av olika slag.

  • 340.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Att bli vuxenutbildare i Norden och Baltikum.: Nationell rapport: Sverige.2010Report (Other academic)
  • 341.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Att vara yrkeslärare: Yrkesdidaktiska utmaningar2019In: Lära till yrkeslärare / [ed] Susanne Köpsén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 2, p. 243-256Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta kapitel avslutar boken Lära till yrkeslärare. Det sammanfattar bokens innehåll samt diskuterar aktuella frågor kring yrkeslärares arbete nu och i framtiden.

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  • 342.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    BAEA: Becoming Adult Educators in the European Area: National report - Sweden2010Report (Other academic)
  • 343.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Becoming adult educators in Sweden: A biographical perspective2009In: Educating the adult educator: Quality provision and assessment in Europe / [ed] A. Papastamatis, E. Valkanos, G.K. Zarifis & E. Panitsidou, Thessaloniki: University of Macedonia , 2009, p. 401-411Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 344.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Becoming Adult Educators in the Nordic-Baltic Region: National Report: Sweden2009Report (Other academic)
  • 345.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Becoming an adult educator: Folk high school teacher education in transformation2009Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses present Swedish path-ways for prospective adult educators, e.g. folk high school teachers, and the state of policy with a proposal for new teacher education. As a background, the context of policy and provision of liberal, general and vocational adult education is described.

    Presently there is one teacher-education programme dedicated to adult education, for folk high school teachers (liberal adult education). For general/vocational adult education, there is no specific programme, but teachers in these sectors should teach pupils of all ages (including adults) on their respective level. E.g. a teacher in vocational education in upper secondary school is also expected to teach in vocational adult education on upper secondary level. Here it should be noted that for post-secondary ‘advanced (higher) vocational education’ there are neither any teacher education nor formal demands on teachers’ educational competence.

    An official report (green paper) on new Swedish teacher education was presented in December 2008. Among other things, the report proposes that the folk high school teacher programme will be put down, and that teachers for liberal adult education will be educated together with ‘subject teachers’ for general adult education and upper secondary school. An interesting concern here is how contents specifically related to the folk high school as a teaching context will be covered in such a new teacher education. Thus the future role of adult education and the adult educator, and particulary the folk high school and its prospective teachers, in a transformed Swedish teacher education is presently unclear. The adult educator is not in focus in teacher education and adult education policy today. However, the governmental bill (white paper) concerning the new teacher education implemented in 2011 will be presented in December 2009 and might (or might not) result in opportunity structures where the adult educator is more in focus.

  • 346.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Continuing professional development of vocational teachers: Participation in a national initiative in Sweden2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study concerns the continuing professional development (CPD) of vocational teachers, with a particular focus on professional development within their vocational subject areas. The theoretical departure are socio-cultural theory of identity formation focusing the boundary-crossing between different communities of practice, and theory of adults’ participation in education, which is relevant when it comes to conditions for learning and identity formation among vocational teachers. The subject knowledge of the vocational teacher is normally based on vocational education and work-life experience, which means specific conditions as compared to other groups of teachers. Changes in working life poses new demands of vocational teachers’ competence in their subject knowledge at the same time as there are demands of strengthening the quality of vocational education. The knowledge and skills related to the vocational subject in school are situated in a specific community of practice, that is, a vocational practice. In so, to be knowledgeable to teach the vocational subject requires the teacher to have a vocational identity related the specific vocational subject, and to have the knowledge and skills of the contemporary main tasks of the vocational practice. It has been shown that boundary crossings between the vocational practices and the practice of school are crucial for vocational teachers to maintain and develop their vocational/professional knowledge and identity and that there are various conditions/barriers for such boundary crossings. In this paper we are analysing the participation among Swedish vocational teachers in a national initiative targeting vocational teachers and their professional development within the vocational subjects. The analysis is based on statistical data on participation in this initiative. The findings are discussed in terms of varying opportunities of participation and boundary crossing in and between different communities of practice, and consequences for the development of teachers’ professional identity. The opportunities of participation could be influenced by for example institutional and situational factors.

  • 347.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Continuing professional development of vocational teachers: participation in a Swedish national initiative2015In: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 1877-6345, Vol. 7, no 7, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study concerns the continuing professional development (CPD) of vocational teachers. As a starting point, vocational teaching as a profession is based on a type of dual professionalism. Thus, the conditions of vocational teachers’ competence in their teaching subject differ from those of other groups of teachers. In this article, we analyse vocational teachers’ participation in a Swedish national initiative that targets vocational teachers’ CPD within their vocational subjects. Because of changes in working life and demands to strengthen the quality of Swedish vocational education, vocational teachers are expected to be well qualified and up-to-date in the vocation they teach. Swedish vocational teachers normally spend most of their time teaching in schools, and the means through which vocational teachers meet the demands of contemporary vocational competence differ. The national initiative provides vocational teachers opportunities to participate in the vocational, work-life community of practice of their subject for at least 2 weeks. This study aims to explore vocational teachers’ participation in this CPD programme. The analysis is based on registry data on participation in the initiative. Our theoretical foundation is the socio-cultural theory of identity formation, with a focus on the boundary crossing between different communities of practice, and a theory of adults’ participation in education. The findings show differences in participation according to age, vocational area, and geographic location. The results indicate that participation opportunities may be influenced by, for example, institutional factors and situational factors. This implication is discussed in relation to vocational teachers’ development of a professional identity and their teaching of the vocational subject.

  • 348.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Lärares utveckling av ämneskunskap: En studie av yrkeslärares kompetensutveckling inom yrkesämnen2018In: Resultatdialog 2018, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2018, p. 20-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    För att hålla sig uppdaterade och utveckla sitt ämneskunnande behöver yrkeslärare inom gymnasieskola och vuxenutbildning möjligheter till kompetensutveckling i nära kontakt med sina olika yrken och branscher. För dessa lärare är kompetensutveckling extra viktigt, eftersom kunskapsutvecklingen i många yrken går så snabbt. Även mer informellt nätverkande har stor betydelse, visar denna studie.

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    Lärares utveckling av ämneskunskap: En studie av yrkeslärares kompetensutveckling inom yrkesämnen
  • 349.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Maintaining Competence in the Initial Occupation: Activities among Vocational Teachers2018In: Vocations and Learning, ISSN 1874-785X, E-ISSN 1874-7868, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 317-344Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary work-life changes rapidly, and vocational education andtraining (VET) teachers need to keep up-to-date with changing knowledge demandsand technological developments. This article concerns VET teachers’continuing pro-fessional development (CPD) related to the specific vocations for which they teach. Theaim is to analyse VET teachers’participation in various types of activities designed tomake them become more knowledgeable in relation to industry currency. The studydraws on a socio-cultural perspective on practice and learning. Theory concerningadults’participation in education is also used in analysing drivers of and barriers toparticipation in learning activities. The analyses are based on survey data from 886Swedish VET teachers relating to their participation in different activities, barriers/drivers concerning participation in these activities, perceived effects (outcomes) ofparticipation in terms of professional development, and teachers’background. Readingprofessional texts was the most common CPD activity among those VET teachersparticipating in the study. Reading, and work in the VET teacher’s former/initialoccupation were the two activities where variation in performing them could beexplained to the highest degree. The study particularly highlights the importance ofboundary crossing between school and work-life for maintaining and developing theindustrial currency of VET teachers’competence. Active membership and engagementin the community of practice of the initial occupation is important for participation inCPD activities closely related to this community.

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    Maintaining Competence in the Initial Occupation: Activities among Vocational Teachers
  • 350.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Köpsén, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Maintaining vocational competence: a survey study among vocational teachers2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Teachers’ subject knowledge is crucial for the quality of education. Contemporary work life changes rapidly, which challenges vocational education and training (VET) and teachers who need up-to-date vocational competence. This paper concerns VET teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) related to vocational subjects and basic vocations in which they teach. The aim is to analyse teachers’ participation in varying types of CPD activities. The study draws on a socio-cultural perspective on practice, identity, and learning. Furthermore, the analysis is related to theory concerning adults’ participation in education, which shows how different factors influence participation in CPD. A survey was distributed to 2,000 Swedish VET teachers. The analyses are based on data on participation in different activities, barriers/drivers for participation in these activities, and perceived effects in terms of professional development.

    Results show similar patterns of participation between vocational areas, but with some significant differences between the areas. The variation in vocational areas does not have that much influence on participation. Reading vocational texts is the most common activity among those covered in the study. To read, and to work in the teacher’s basic vocation, are the two activities where variation in doing them could be explained to the highest degree.

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