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  • 51.
    Aman, Robert
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Why Interculturalidad is not Interculturality Colonial remains and paradoxes in translation between indigenous social movements and supranational bodies2015In: Cultural Studies, ISSN 0950-2386, E-ISSN 1466-4348, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 205-228Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Interculturality is a notion that has come to dominate the debate on cultural diversity among supranational bodies such as the European Union and UNESCO in recent years. The EU goes so far as to identify interculturality as a key cultural and linguistic characteristic of a union which, it argues, acts as an inspiration to other parts of the world. At the same time, the very notion of interculturality is a core component of indigenous movements in the Andean region of Latin America in their struggles for decolonization. Every bit as contingent as any other concept, it is apparent that several translations of interculturality are simultaneously in play. Through interviews with students and teachers in a course on interculturality run by indigenous alliances, my aim in this essay is to study how the notion is translated in the socio-political context of the Andes. With reference points drawn from the works of Walter Mignolo and the concept of delinking, I will engage in a discussion about the potential for interculturality to break out of the prison-house of colonial vocabulary – modernization, progress, salvation – that lingers on in official memory. Engagement in such an interchange of experiences, memories and significations provides not only recognition of other forms of subjectivity, knowledge systems and visions of the future but also a possible contribution to an understanding of how any attempt to invoke a universal reach for interculturality, as in the case of the EU and UNESCO, risks echoing the imperial order that the notion in another context attempts to overcome. 

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  • 52.
    Aman, Robert
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Writing Interculturality, Reading Difference: A postcolonial analysis of literature on intercultural education2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 53.
    Aman, Robert
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Ireland, TimothyFederal University of Paraiba, Brazil.
    Education and Other Modes of Thinking in Latin America2016Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    After long periods of military dictatorships, civil wars, and economic instability, Latin America has changed face, and become the foremost region for counter-hegemonic processes. This book seeks to address contemporary paradigms of education and learning in Latin America. Although the production of knowledge in the region has long been subject to imperial designs and disseminated through educational systems, recent interventions – from liberation theology, popular education, and critical literacy to postcolonial critique and decolonial options – have sought to shift the geography of reason.

    Over the last decades, several Latin American communities have countered this movement by forming some of the most dynamic and organised forms of resistance: from the landless movements in Brazil to the Zapatistas in the Chiapas region of Mexico, from the indigenous social movements in Bolivia to Venezuela’s Chavistas, to mention but a few. The central question to be addressed is how, in times of historical ruptures, political reconstructions, and epistemic formations, the production of paradigms rooted in ‘other’ logics, cosmologies, and realities may renegotiate and redefine concepts of education, learning, and knowledge. Consequently, this book transcends disciplinary, epistemological, and methodological boundaries in education and learning by engagement with ‘other’ paradigms. 

  • 54.
    Aman, Robert
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Ireland, TimothyFederal University of Paraíba, Brazil.
    Educational Alternatives in Latin America: New Modes of Counter-Hegemonic Learning2019Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book explores diverse contemporary paradigms of educational praxis and learning in Latin America, both formal and non-formal. Each contributor offers a unique perspective on the factors which lead to the production of paradigms rooted in ‘other’ logics, cosmologies, and realities, and how these factors may renegotiate and redefine concepts of education, learning, and knowledge. The various chapters provide a road map for scholars, activists, artists, students, organizations, and social movements to help begin to construct learning spaces that seek to engage with a new more horizontal form of participatory democracy.

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  • 55.
    Aman, Robert
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Ireland, Timothy
    Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil.
    Introduction: Educational Alternatives inLatin America—New Modes ofCounter-Hegemonic Learning2019In: Educational Alternatives in Latin America: New Modes of Counter-Hegemonic Learning, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 1-16Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In autumn 1943, in the midst of a burning world war, the map of South America is literally re-drawn—or better still: one map. Joaquín Torres-García, a Uruguayan artist and theorist, has finalized in his studio what is set to become his most renowned work of art: América invertida .

  • 56.
    Aman, Robert
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Lundberg, Martin
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Muslimska bildningsinitiativ, svenskhet och konturer av motstånd2013In: Lärandets mångfald: om vuxenpedagogik och folkbildning / [ed] Andreas Fejes, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 139-156Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sverige har ett unikt system för vuxnas deltagande i arrangerat lärande inom ramen för kommunal vuxenutbildning, folkhögskola och studiecirklar. Dessa verksamheter står under ständig förändring i fråga om vem som deltar, hur de finansieras, vilket uppdrag de har och vilka pedagogiska ideal som råder.

    Lärandets mångfald ger en aktuell bild av olika sammanhang för vuxnas lärande med speciellt fokus på vuxenutbildning och folkbildning. Läs den också för att lära känna den forskning som idag finns om dessa områden. Ämnen är bland annat bokcirklarnas framväxt, framväxten av muslimska studieförbund och folkhögskolor, skönlitteraturens roll inom utbildning, politiska makthavares bildningsvägar, didaktiska perspektiv på undervisning av vuxna och yrkeslärares identiteter.

    Boken vänder sig till studerande vid lärarprogram, studie- och yrkesvägledarprogram, personalvetarprogram, kurser inom pedagogik, samt till yrkesverksamma lärare, folkbildare, studie- och yrkesvägledare, personalvetare och en intresserad allmänhet.

  • 57.
    Andersson, Eva
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Laginder, Ann-Marie
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Dimensions of power: The influence of study circles2013In: Popular education, power and democracy: Swedish experiences and contributions / [ed] Ann-Marie Laginder, Henrik Nordvall, Jim Crowther, NIACE - National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 2013, 1, p. 99-121Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Popular education, a distinctive Swedish tradition of lifelong learning, has always concerned itself with the relationship between learning, power, and democracy in society, rather than having a purely individualistic and instrumental approach to learning for employability, which has dominated policy and practice. Through the themes of power and democracy, this book examines popular education's contribution to enhancing people's lives in communities. It reflects on the wider significance and explores the impact on the political culture of the state and the cultural politics of society within and outside Sweden, including the US, Japan, Canada, and Tanzania. As a comprehensive and unique collection, the book balances historical reflection, contemporary issues, and the international impact of popular education, combining theoretical analysis and empirical data.Show more Show less

  • 58.
    Andersson, Ingrid
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Kagwesage, Anne Marie
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Rusanganwa, Joseph
    Arts Media and Social Sciences, English, Butare, Rwanda.
    Negotiating meaning in multilingual group work: A case study of higher education in Rwanda2013In: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, ISSN 1367-0050, E-ISSN 1747-7522, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 436-450Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we investigate how students handle the linguistic diversity they are exposed to during group-work sessions at a university in Rwanda. The data consist of five audio-recorded group-work sessions initiated by a lecturer in a management course. The data were analysed drawing on theories relating to code-switching and learning in multilingual settings. Our findings show that active use of multiple languages, although time consuming, has great potential to facilitate learning, thus emphasizing the complementarities rather than exclusion of languages used in Rwanda.

  • 59.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Att bli och vara folkhögskollärare2014In: Årsbok om folkbildning: Forskning & utveckling 2013 / [ed] Stellan Boozon, Krister Hansson, Maj-Britt Imnander, Tove Bergquist, Stockholm: Föreningen för folkbildningsforskning , 2014, p. 73-89Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln sammanfattar resultat från två olika studier om att bli vuxenlärare och om att vara folkhögskollärare.

  • 60.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Att utbilda nästa generation i yrket: En kunskapsöversikt om och för yrkeslärare2019 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Yrkeslärare representerar både läraryrket och sitt grundyrke. Det är inom grundyrket som dessa lärare har sitt ämneskunnande, som de undervisar i, om och för. Kunskapsöversiktens fokus är främst att belysa yrkeslärares dubbla roller.

    Yrkeslärare har en komplex roll eftersom de behöver balansera dubbla identiteter – som lärare och som branscharbetare. De ska representera både skolan och det tidigare yrkets kulturer. Vilken identitet som dominerar påverkar hur undervisningen realiseras. Forskningen, tillsammans med rektorers, lärares och elevers erfarenheter, ger nödvändig kunskap för att utveckla yrkesutbildningen så att den kan möta morgondagens arbetsmarknad som allt mer kommer att lämna den industriella eran och kliva in i den digitala. Denna kunskapsöversikt ger, genom nationell och internationell forskning, underlag för att på vetenskaplig grund diskutera yrkeslärares arbete och deras dubbla identiteter.

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  • 61.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Att vara folkhögskollärare2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I detta paper presenteras en studie av folkhögskollärares arbete, med fokus på lärarnas tidsanvändning och deras inställning till arbetets förutsättningar, kompetensbehov, idégrund och huvudmän samt professionell utveckling. Studien visar att de heltidsarbetande lärare som deltog i tidsanvändningsundersökningen i snitt arbetade drygt 49 timmar under en vecka. Ungefär en fjärdedel av arbetstiden var förlagd till kvällstid och helger, och nästan var fjärde lärare arbetar på kvälls- eller helgtid varje dag i veckan måndag–söndag. Lärarna uppskattar den professionella friheten i arbetet, men samtidigt är arbetsbördan en belastning. Det mest tydligt uttryckta behovet av kompetensutveckling gäller att kunna upptäcka och stödja deltagare i behov av särskilt stöd, men även kunskap om folkhögskola och folkbildning beskrivs som viktigt, speciellt för lärare som saknar lärarutbildning för skolformen. Lärarnas engagemang för deltagarna kommer även till uttryck i hur man relaterar sig till idégrunden, där lärarnas fokus främst ligger på deltagarnas utveckling. Folkhögskollärare kan inte betraktas som en profession, men vissa tecken på professionell utveckling har identifierats.

  • 62.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Basic eligibility: Threshold or fork in the road to higher education?2013In: Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, ISSN 1477-9714, E-ISSN 1479-7194, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 24-44Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden has a two-step selection process for admission to higher education. Eligibility is assessed to ensure that the candidates have the ability to take the course/programme. Selections are made based in part on other measures. The focus here is eligibility, particularly the 25:4 scheme, a measure introduced to widen access to higher education in the 1970s but since abandoned. An age of 25 and 4 years of work experience were the main criteria of basic eligibility under this scheme. This exploratory study identifies the characteristics of 25:4 applicants and compares them to applicants with other types of eligibility and comparable groups in the population. What were the characteristics of 25:4 applicants? In what ways did they differ from other applicants and from the population in general? Results illustrate the scheme's influence, which was stronger on application patterns and weaker on the admission patterns of traditional and nontraditional applicants/students.

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  • 63.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Bedömning av vuxnas kunskap och kompetens2015In: KOM. Kommunikation mellan vuxenutbildare, Vol. 43, no 2, p. 34-34Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna artikel är en krönika kring bedömning och validering av vuxnas lärande.

  • 64.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Bedömning och betygssättning av yrkeskunskaper2014In: Lära till yrkeslärare / [ed] Susanne Köpsén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, 1, p. 195-216Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta kapitel ger en översikt över centrala begrepp och företeelser inom området bedömning och betygsättning, med fokus på det som är centralt inom yrkesutbildning på gymnasienivå.

  • 65.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Bedömning och betygssättning av yrkeskunskaper2019In: Lära till yrkeslärare / [ed] Susanne Köpsén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 2, p. 217-242Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta kapitel handlar om bedömning som en del av arbetet som yrkeslärare. Det tar upp centrala begrepp kopplade till bedömning, aktuella formella riktlinjer kring bedömning och främst betygssättning, samt frågor kring återkoppling, validering och etik.

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  • 66.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Editorial: A developing journal2016In: Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 2242-458X, E-ISSN 2242-458X, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 3-4Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 67.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Endword: Research into practice?2014In: Handbook of the recognition of prior learning: research into practice / [ed] Judy Harris, Christine Wihak & Joy Van Kleef, Leicester: NIACE - National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 2014, 1, p. 407-412Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This endword discusses the relation between research and practice in RPL.

  • 68.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Experience as the basis of eligibility for higher education2014In: The Power of VPL: Validation of Prior Learning as a multi-targeted approach for access to learning opportunities for all / [ed] R. Duvekot, B. Halba, K. Aagaard, S. Gabrscek & J. Murray, Vught, the Netherlands: Inholland University AS & European Centre Valuation Prior Learning , 2014, p. 39-55Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter presents results from a study of non-traditional applicants experiences of applying for higher education, namely applicants employing the Swedish 25:4 scheme, which granted eligibility for applicants who were at least 25 years old and had 4 years of work experience. 

  • 69.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Folkhögskollärare som folkbildare2013In: VenueArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna artikel tar upp folkhögskollärarens arbete och hur folkhögskolans lärare förhåller sig till folkbildningens idégrund, så som den formulerats av våra folkvalda politiker i statens syften med bidragen till folkbildningen, samt den enskilda skolans idégrund.

  • 70.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    From working life into higher education2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden, a relatively high number of students have a background in working life before entering higher education. Measures have also been taken to widen admission among adults with working-life experience. The admission to Swedish higher education is governed through a two-step selection system. Firstly eligibility is assessed through varying measures, to secure that students have the ability to take the course or program in question. Secondly, if there are more eligible applicants than study places, a selection process is undertaken based on partly other measures. The focus of this paper is the first step, eligibility, and particularly applicants who were employing the 25:4 scheme, a measure for eligibility that was introduced to widen access to higher education in the 1970s, and which is now abandoned. The scheme meant that an age of 25 and 4 years work experience were the main criteria in an alternative track for basic eligibility. The aim of this study is to describe choices and trajectories in relation to higher education among 25:4 applicants, and their experiences of factors that could influence their choices.

     

    The analysis is based on a follow-up survey distributed to a sample of 25:4 applicants from the autumn admission round of 2008, the last admission round when the decision to abandon the 25:4 scheme still had not had any influence on applicants’ opportunities. The results identify patterns of application, admittance, completion of studies, and drop-out, in this group. Particularly, applicants’ experiences of choice and drop-out are focused upon. For example, it is shown that almost 90 % were admitted to their first-hand choice, which means that the selection process was not that decisive in this group, but the eligibility was central to be able to be admitted. Further, it is shown how the importance of a course is influenced by its value in terms of working-life opportunities, but also how individual knowledge interests and family situations influence the choices of the applicants.

  • 71.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Från slöjdseminariet på Nääs till samtida gerillaslöjd2015In: Mimer. Nationellt program för folkbildningsforskning, ISSN 1102-5913, no 1, p. 1-2Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta är en recension av boken Slöjd, bildning, kultur - Om pedagogisk slöjd i historia och nutid (Sven Hartman, red., 2014). Recensionen fokuserar på slöjd i relation till folkbildning.

  • 72.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Kompetensutveckling för folkhögskollärare: Med fokus på och exempel från yrkesutbildning2019Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta paper tar upp olika sätt för yrkeslärare att upprätthålla och utveckla sin kompetens i det yrke de undervisar i och för. De empiriska exemplen kommer från en studie av yrkeslärare i gymnasieskola och komvux, vilka används för att diskutera förutsättningarna för motsvarande typ av kompetensutveckling för lärare på folkhögskolans yrkesutbildningar.

  • 73.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Kunskapsbedömning genom validering: Att ge erkännande åt vuxnas lärande2020In: Venue, ISSN 2001-788XArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Validering är en form av kunskapsbedömning som i första hand riktar sig till vuxna. Den erbjuder möjligheten att få erkännande för sina kunskaper även om de har utvecklats på andra sätt än genom utbildning. Vad är validering? Varifrån kommer intresset för denna företeelse? Hur kan utvecklingen komma att se ut när det gäller validering? Dessa frågor behandlas i denna artikel.

  • 74.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    National Policy and the Implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning in a Swedish Municipality2013In: Social Theory and Education Research. Volume four / [ed] Mark Murphy, London: Sage Publications, 2013, 1, p. 515-531Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Although education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists, a number of these have been of particular significance to education. While the likes of Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, John Dewey and Paulo Freire influenced previous generations of educational theorists, much of the more contemporary theory building has revolved around a quartet of well-known and much-debated thinkers – Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Pierre Bourdieu and Jacques Derrida. However, while the influence of these thinkers has grown considerably over the last number of years, both their original work and its application to education can prove challenging to the educational practitioner. The challenges they pose to educators are exacerbated by a lack of suitable reading material that can appeal to the advanced practitioner market, while also providing a sufficiently in-depth overview of the various theories and their applications in educational research.

    This edited book expertly rectifies this omission in the educational literature, and delivers a text that is both advanced and accessible, offering the education practitioner/researcher a suitable guide to assist their acquisition and application of social theory. The chapters included in this collection are designed to illustrate the diverse ways in which continental theory of whatever stripe can be applied to educational issues. From school surveillance to curriculum, social theory is used to shed light on ‘practical’ issues facing the sector, helping to widen and deepen discussion around these areas when they are in danger of being over-simplified.

    This book will be incredibly useful to post-graduate student teachers who wish to develop their capacity to engage with these debates at an advanced level. It will also prove of great interest to anyone involved in education policy and theory.

  • 75.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    RPL in further and vocational education and training2014In: Handbook of the recognition of prior learning: research into practice / [ed] Judy Harris, Christine Wihak & Joy Van Kleef, Leicester: NIACE - National Institute of Adult Continuing Education , 2014, 1, p. 337-355Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The extent of implementation of RPL in the further and vocational education and training (FET/VET) sectors varies around the globe. This chapter starts with a review of research and literature pertaining to implementation and demand in selected countries. Some central themes for RPL in FET/VET are highlighted: inclusion and exclusion through RPL; the relation between prior and new learning; and the importance of the candidates’ experiences of RPL. Further, the use of theory in RPL research is exemplified through examples of Honneth’s theory of recognition and Habermas’ theory of communicative action. Literature relating to the development of a more holistic approach to RPL is discussed. Finally, the chapter finally presents some implications for the future development of RPL in FET/VET with ramifications for other sectors.

  • 76.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning.
    To be a folk high school teacher2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper concerns the work as a teacher, with a particular focus on one group of adult educators – the folk high school teachers. The aim is to describe and analyse their use of time, their conditions of work, and their needs of competence development. The folk high school is a typical Nordic institution for non-formal adult education, but educational research on the work of the folk high school teacher is limited, which motivates this explorative and mainly descriptive study.

    A theoretical framework for what is typical for a profession is used to analyse the professional development and possible professionalization among folk high school teachers. The interpretative analysis is based on descriptive quantitative data from one survey answered by 1,344 active teachers, and from a study of time use during one week among 94 teachers. The quantitative data are supported by qualitative data from interviews with 15 headmasters and two follow-up focus-group interviews with totally 15 teachers.

    The study shows that the professional freedom is important for the teachers, but the other side of the coin is the work load which is partly a result of this freedom. The experience of high work load is confirmed by the study of time use, which shows that the full-time employed teachers in the study spent on an average 49 hours at their work during one week. (45 hours would be the expected time spent according to a normal working-hours agreement for this group.) Every eighth woman and every tenth man in the time use study spent more than 60 hours on work activities during one week. In addition to this high level of involvement in their work in terms of time, the teachers also express a high level of involvement in the students’ development. For example, the area where teachers express the highest need of competence development concerns the ability to identify and support students with special needs.

  • 77.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Validation as a Learning Process2017In: The Learner at the Centre: Validation of Prior Learning strengthens lifelong learning for all / [ed] Ruud Duvekot, Dermot Coughlan and Kirsten Aagaard, Houten/Aarhus: European Centre Valuation of Prior Learning/ VIA University College , 2017, p. 121-127Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter presents a discussion on how validation (or recognition) of prior learning could be understood also as a learning process in itself. Three dimensions of learning in validation is highlighted: to learn what you know (develop awareness of prior learning), to learn what is required in validation, and to learn how to present your knowledge.

  • 78.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Validering av reell kompetens2015In: Dialog, ISSN 1404-7314, p. 36-37Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta är en kort populärvetenskaplig artikel om validering skriven med anledning av 10-årsjubileet för NVL, Nordiskt nätverk för vuxnas lärande. Den behandlar främst validering som företeelse i nordiska sammanhang samt även arbetet kring validering inom ramen för NVL.

  • 79.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Validering och det livslånga lärandet2013In: Lärandets mångfald: Om vuxenpedagogik och folkbildning / [ed] Andreas Fejes, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 159-172Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sverige har ett unikt system för vuxnas deltagande i arrangerat lärande inom ramen för kommunal vuxenutbildning, folkhögskola och studiecirklar. Dessa verksamheter står under ständig förändring i fråga om vem som deltar, hur de finansieras, vilket uppdrag de har och vilka pedagogiska ideal som råder.

    Lärandets mångfald ger en aktuell bild av olika sammanhang för vuxnas lärande med speciellt fokus på vuxenutbildning och folkbildning. Läs den också för att lära känna den forskning som idag finns om dessa områden. Ämnen är bland annat bokcirklarnas framväxt, framväxten av muslimska studieförbund och folkhögskolor, skönlitteraturens roll inom utbildning, politiska makthavares bildningsvägar, didaktiska perspektiv på undervisning av vuxna och yrkeslärares identiteter.

    Boken vänder sig till studerande vid lärarprogram, studie- och yrkesvägledarprogram, personalvetarprogram, kurser inom pedagogik, samt till yrkesverksamma lärare, folkbildare, studie- och yrkesvägledare, personalvetare och en intresserad allmänhet.

  • 80.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Värdet av reell och formell kompetens2014In: Lärande i arbetslivet: möjligheter och utmaningar : en vänbok till Per-Erik Ellström / [ed] Henrik Kock, Linköping: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande , 2014, p. 8-19Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    i detta kapitel diskuteras begreppen reell och formell kompetens och hur dessa är relaterade till varandra. Speciellt läggs fokus på hur den reella, faktiska, kompetens som utvecklas i olika sammanhang ges erkännande och värde på varierande sätt, och hur den reella kompetensen även kan ”omvandlas” till formell kompetens genom sådana processer som ofta kallas för validering. I detta sammanhang lyfts även begreppen bruksvärde och bytesvärde upp för att ringa in vad det är för slags värde som kunskap och kompetens har och tilldelas. Kompetensens värde relateras även till det som brukar betecknas kvalifikationer i arbetslivssammanhanget. Kapitlet tar därmed bland annat sin utgångspunkt i den modell för yrkeskunnande som Per-Erik Ellström beskrev 1992, och som fortfarande är värdefull för att förstå värdet av reell och formell kompetens.

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  • 81.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Widening participation among adults with a work-life background: A study of a higher education access initiative2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden, a relatively high number of students have a background in work life before entering higher education. Measures have also been taken to widen admission and participation among adults with work-life experience, through new definitions of eligibility as well as new selection instruments. The starting point of this paper is one central aspect, eligibility, and particularly the experiences of applicants who were employing the 25:4 scheme, a measure for eligibility that was introduced to widen access to higher education in the 1970s. The scheme meant that an age of 25 and 4 years work experience were main criteria in an alternative track for basic eligibility. The aim of this paper is to analyse and discuss choices and trajectories in relation to higher education among 25:4 applicants, and their experiences of factors that could influence their choices. Thus, the study concerns theories on adults’ participation in education, which are related to a case from the practice of Swedish higher education.

     The analysis identifies patterns of application, admittance, participation, completion of studies, and drop-out, in this group. Particularly, applicants’ experiences of choice and drop-out are focused upon. For example, it is shown that 88 % were admitted to their first-hand choice, which means that eligibility, rather than the selection process, was central for these applicants to be admitted. Further, it is shown how the importance of a course is influenced by its value in terms of work-life opportunities, but also how individual knowledge interest, and family situation, influence the choices of the applicants.

  • 82.
    Andersson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Yrkeseleven2019In: Lära till yrkeslärare / [ed] Susanne Köpsén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 2, p. 135-153Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta kapitel handlar om yrkeselevers bakgrund samt rekrytering till och deltagande i yrkesutbildningar av olika slag.

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  • 83.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Ahn, Song-ee
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Skonhoft Johannesen, Hedvig
    OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.
    Louw, Arnt
    Aalborg University, Denmark.
    Editorial: Autumn 2019 - The most comprehensive issue this far2019In: Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 2242-458X, E-ISSN 2242-458X, Vol. 9, no 2, p. iii-viArticle in journal (Other academic)
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  • 84.
    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.

  • 85.
    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.

  • 86.
    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.

  • 87.
    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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  • 88.
    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.

  • 89.
    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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  • 90.
    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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  • 91.
    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.

  • 92.
    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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  • 93.
    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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  • 94.
    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.

  • 95.
    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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  • 96.
    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.

  • 97.
    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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  • 98.
    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.

  • 99.
    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.

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    Andersson, Per
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    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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