Seminars & Activities

The CCD seminar series consists of four different strands:

1. The CCD international seminars (always in English). The theme for the spring 2021 seminars is Non-programmatic research methodologies or Researching contemporary settings humanistically or imagining ethnographies from a global-centric gaze.

2. The CCD working papers seminars (in English or Swedish).

3. The PraSK seminars (Practices, Skills, and Knowledge, always in English).

4. The DoIT seminars (DoIT - Delaktighet och Inkludering Tankesmedja [the Participation and Inclusion Think Tank], most often in Swedish).

Please note that all times are CET (Central European Time) or, in 2021 between March 28 and October 31, CEST (Central European Summer Time).

Spring 2021

Feb 5, 10 am-12 noon

CCD international Seminar

Dorte Kousholt, Associate professor, Denmark,

Title: “Conflictual collaboration in research practice and analysis – reflections about transmethodology".

Chair: Giulia Messina Dahlberg, Assistant professor, CCD, University of Gothenburg

Readings: Højholt, C., & Kousholt, D. (2020). Contradictions and conflicts: Researching school as conflictual social practice. Theory & Psychology, 30(1), 36-55.

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Feb 12, 10 am12 noon

CCD Working Papers seminar

Lars Almén, Doctoral student, Jönköping University

Title: Languaging in digital educational spaces: Studies of participation, agency and digitalization processes inside and outside classroom settings.

Discussant: Professor Neil Selwyn, Monash University, Australia.
Reader 1: Docent Marco Nilsson, Jönköping University.
Reader 2: Dr. Sylvi Vigmo, Göteborgs University & Jönköping University.
Reader 3: Doktorand Johan Bäcklund, Jönköping University.

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Host: School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University.

Feb 26 1-3 pm

PraSK Seminar

Anders Buch, Centre for Quality of Education, Profession Policy, and Practice, VIA University College

Title: Socio(-)Materiality and Modes of Inquiry. When does the owl of Minerva take flight?

Locality: The interplay of the social and the material realm has preoccupied discussions within Science and Technology Studies for quite some time. Taking departure in these discussions, the lecture explores the ontological commitments needed to advance theories of practice.

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Mar 26, 1-5.30 pm

DoIT Seminar


Theme: What are roles of leaders and which paradoxes appear in the expectations regarding questions of participation and inclusiveness? What might a “third position” of participation and inclusiveness entail and how to we reach this together? (The seminar will held in Swedish and in Swedish Sign Language)

DoIT think tank initiators Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, professor, Jönköping University, and Petra Weckström, CEO, Örebro Teater, discuss with Dritëro Kasapi, head of Riksteatern, Susanna Dahlberg, CEO, Regionteater Väst, Elisabet Nilhfors, professor emerita, Uppsala University, and Ylva Winther, head of education, Sunne kommun.

Host: Örebro Teater och CCD, Jönköping University

Apr 9, 1-3 pm

PraSK Seminar

Lillian Buus, VIA University College, research leader of the environment Learning & IT.

Title: What Happens to Learning Design Processes in the Digital Transformation to Online Teaching and Learning (during Covid-19)?

Lillian Buus has an interest in Learning Design as a methodology for designing for digital mediated learning, and seen in the light of Covid-19 and the rapid digital transformation from traditional teaching to online teaching I have seen some interesting findings in a national research project on covid-19 and experiences with online teaching and learning. She will present some of these findings and relate them to the known facts on how to design for learning in general and from a Learning Design perspective.

Apr 16, 1-3 pm

CCD international Seminar

Quentin Williams, Associate professor, South Africa,

Title: "Towards a Public Sociolinguistics: Inventing Language at the Margins of South Africa".

Chair: Ylva Lindberg, Professor, CCD, Jönköping University

Readings: Williams, Q. (2018). Multilingual activism in South African Hip Hop. Journal of World Popular Music. 5(1), 31-49.

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May 6, 3-5 pm

CCD Working Papers seminar

Carolina Lúgaro, Doctoral student, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Title: Deafness and Multiliteracies: Paths towards Inclusion in a Plurilingual and Multimodal World

Chair: Maria Bäcke, CCD, Jönköping University

Discussant: Ingela Holmström

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Based on a sociocultural and dialogic teaching approach, we bring a perspective that values the language skills of the deaf and goes beyond, towards a plurilingual turn on deaf education as an emancipatory path that allows them to exercise full and active citizenship. In this seminar, we present theories and concepts arising from recent studies on the development of multiliteracies of the deaf to build a theoretical position that allows us to move forward with didactic proposals within a plurilingual perspective, particularly an intercomprehensive approach. The intercomprehensive approach aims at a holistic communication competence in which the encounter between languages becomes a space of meaning making and learning through the deployment of strategies, previous knowledge, and repertoires. Intercomprehension may favor deaf education regarding their cognitive, psychological, intercultural, linguistic knowledge that will contribute to develop and enlarge their plurilingual multiliteracies, favoring critical thinking and autonomy which in the end promotes, equity, and emancipation.


Reading: Deafness and Multiliteracies: Paths Towards Inclusion in a Plurilingual and Multimodal World by Carolina Lúgaro, Maria Helena Araújo e Sá and Ana Isabel Silva

May 21, 1-3 pm

PraSK Seminar

Nina Bonderup

Title: Designing for situated knowledge in a world of change

"In this talk, I shall address a basic question in education: How can students learn to put knowledge, developed in one context, to use in other contexts?

This question poses a major challenge for the educational systems of today because of the following conundrum: in contemporary society, people are required to traverse a range of different settings with different competence demands, and they often have to utilize knowledge across these different settings. However, several strands of research (e.g. practice theory, situated learning, embodied cognition) join in pointing out that knowledge is situated, i.e. acquires form and content from the context in which it is learnt.

Transfer of knowledge across settings is therefore no straightforward matter. It involves transformation of the situatedly learned knowledge so that it fits the new setting. Learning to do so emerges as crucial for students of today, and facilitating transformation becomes a key task for many educational systems.

In the talk, I present research on knowledge transformation, on design principles to support it, and on the implementation of specific learning designs in educational practice. The talk draws on the results of the recent project Designing for situated knowledge in a world of change (2015-2020), financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark."

Jun 4, 10 am-12-noon

CCD international Seminar

Clemens Wieser, Associate professor, Denmark,

Title: "Video diaries as a resource for self-narrations in ethnographic research".

Chair: Elisabet Sandblom, Assistant professor, CCD, Jönköping University

Wieser, Clemens. 2020. Teaching expertise in higher education: How an experienced university teacher maintained constructive alignment in practice. In Wieser, Clemens, Pilch Ortega, Angela (Ed.), Ethnography in Higher Education. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. 33-52.


Wieser, Clemens. 2015. Technology and ethnography – will it blend? Technological possibilities for fieldwork on transformations of teacher knowledge with videography and video diaries. - International journal of media, technology and lifelong learning, 11(3), 223-234.

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