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Nils Roger Säljö

Professor

Roger Säljö specializes in research on learning, interaction and human development in a sociocultural perspective, where he has published extensively. Much of his work is related to issues of how people learn to use cultural tools and how we acquire competences and skills that are foundational to learning in a socially and technologically complex society.

In recent years, he has worked extensively with issues that concern how the so-called new technologies transform human learning practices inside and outside formal schooling. In this field, he has been responsible for the national research program, LearnIT, funded by the Knowledge-foundation and which finished in 2009. Roger Säljö has also been engaged in interdisciplinary work with colleagues from a range of different disciplines including medicine and health care, various natural sciences, linguistics and several others. Since 2006 he is Director of the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS), a national centre of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council. He is Director of the national graduate school in the educational sciences, DSES, (2008-cont.). Roger Säljö is one of the founding editors of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.He has supervised 45 Ph. D. students to their degree.

Academic interests

Learning, development, litercy, learning and ICT/media, virtiual learning environments, learning and materiality, sociocultural and pragmatic perspspective on learning, scommunication and interaction

Projects

LinCS - Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society. Se www.lincs.gu.se

Current projects:

  1. LinCS - The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society. A national centre of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council (2006-cont.).
  2. National school of graduate studies in the educational sciences, funded by the Swedish Research Council (2008-cont.).
  3. Member of the strength area program on Learning funded by the University of Gothenburg (2010-cont.).
  4. Government Strategic Research funding for Patient Centered Care, 2009-cont., (co-applicant).
  5. Hidden dimensions of teaching/learning in mathematics: The contribution of video studies to analysis and the development of instruction (VIDOEMAT) (2011-2014).
  6. Virtual Marine Scientist, Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, 2011-2014.
  7. I2SEA project leader (funding: Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg,partnership with Stanford University).
  8. SeaChange (funding: European Commission Horizon).

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