During the autumn the department for educational sciences at the University of Gävle will organising a number of open lectures given by internationally renowned lecturers.
Several guest professors/researchersare coming to the University of Gävle this autumn. In connection with their visits they are giving lectures that are open to anybody who is interested.
Göran Fransson, Associate Professor of Pedagogy, lecturer in didactics and one of the people responsible for the lecture series, was asked the following questions:
What do you hope these lectures will achieve?
“This is a part of the endeavour to establish a third research profile at the University of Gävle.
We are expanding our network and perspective. We would also like the lecturers to receive insight into the ongoing and planned research the University of Gävle.
What will the lectures be about?
There is a variation of focus on education and learning from an international perspective, for example on teacher training in different countries, teacher professionalism and IT in education and learning.
Who are the target group?
We are mostly targeting people who teach or do research, are interested in these issues and would like to be stimulated and challenged to develop their thinking.
On the 7th of September Professor Cheryl Craig, University of Houston, USA, will lecture on the topic: "Teacher Education: An International Perspective"
Professor Craig’s research concerns understanding life as a teacher.
On the 14th of September Professor Geert Kelchtermans, University of Leuven, Belgium, will lecture on the topic: "Professionalism in teaching and the teacher"
Professor Kelchterman’s research concerns the work of teachers, schools and teacher training in general.
On the 10th of October Professor Tomas Englund, Örebro University will lecture on the topic "Curriculum Theory past, present and future"
Tomas Englund researches, amongst other things, curricula, issues on democracy and the right to participation.
On the 23rd of November Professor Tomas Ryberg, Ålborgs University, Denmark will lecture on the subject ”Tensions and contradictions: Networked Learning in Higher Education amongst students and teachers”
Tomas Ryberg researches within the areas of communication and informatics, pedagogy and learning, and also education.