652 Works

The fabrication of the mathematics teacher as neoliberal subject

Alex Montecino Munoz

Individual Reflection Paper – Supporting Student's Learning in the Critical Phase of Self-directed Learning in PBL

Madelaine Johansson & Teresia Svensson
Supporting and assessment of students’ preparation and learning process in problem-based learning (PBL) tutorials has long been a challenge. We present a modified PBL model focussing on the specific critical phase in the PBL process, the self-directed learning phase in between tutorial meetings. The modified seven step PBL model including an Individual reflection paper (IRP) is presented as well as students’ perspectives on the implementation of IRP and information literacy, knowledge gathering, and PBL tutorial...

Networks as a case of distributed cognition

Bo Allesøe
Within the development of recent theories of epistemologies, notions of situated, embodied, extended and distributed cognition has been objects of study. Cognition is here seen as instantiated within different relationships, or networks, obtaining among humans and the world. However, what is shared by participating in a network is seldom addressed. This article will analyse and sketch the possibility of understanding a cognitive network, exemplified by a crime scene investigation, involving shared cognition understood as distributive...

Networks of expertise: an example from process consulting

Kasper Elmholdt & Claus Elmholdt
In this paper, we explore how expertise is configured and enacted in consultancy work in public sector organizations. By drawing on recent writings on a sociology of expertise, we analyse expertise as a distributed performative actor-network effect. Through an empirical example from a process consultancy assignment in a hospital, we discern four modes of practice by which a network of expertise comes to work. Firstly, we explore a mode of extending a network of expertise...

Tensions and co-existence

Diana Stentoft
This paper raises the issue of articulating intention as a means of positioning education and educational practices as useful and as offering a particular contribution to individuals and society. The paper explores the multifaceted articulations of intentions of problem-based learning, PBL, and the apparent co-existence of articulations of very diverse intentions despite potential tensions. The exploration identifies three distinct yet intertwined sets of intentions of PBL explicated in the articulations of PBL in current books...

Opening up the Humanities

Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld
Despite humanistic knowledge and methods are vital in many relationships and societal contexts, humanities are struggling to get its messages out. This article addresses the development of new and engaging ways of opening up the humanities by investigating how art can serve as an experiential humanities exploratorium. The article probes how a concrete project, Camping Women, becomes a boundary object which bridges across people, art and humanities communities. The findings from the study confirm that...

Specialized Languages

Birthe Mousten & Anne Lise Laursen
Across different fields of research, one feature is often overlooked: the use of language for specialized purposes (LSP) as a cross-discipline. Mastering cross-disciplinarity is the precondition for communicating detailed results within any field. Researchers in specialized languages work cross-disciplinarily, because they work with both derivative and contributory approaches. Derivative, because specialized language retrieves its philosophy of science as well as methods from both the natural sciences, social sciences and humanistic sciences. Contributory because language results...

Validating Arts Research

Robin Nelson
This article reflects on the worth of the arts in an academic context partly in the light of the author’s experience of formal UK research audit as a sub-panel member (RAE 2008; REF 2014). First the article outlines the emergence and development of UK audit culture, bringing out its upsides and downsides as perceived from different points of view. It proceeds to consider the formal acceptance of practice-based arts inquiries as knowledge-producing within the academy...

A conceptual framework for the ethics of synthetic biology

Mette Ebbesen, Svend Andersen & Finn Skou Pedersen
Synthetic biology is an emerging and promising interdisciplinary field of research. Synthetic biology deals with the design of new biological units, devices to build artificial life, or the redesign of existing natural biological systems with possible applications within many diverse areas such as energy, environment, food, and medicine. In this way, synthetic biology may help solve some of the challenges the world is facing in the 21st century. However, it is of the utmost importance...

Udvikling af et klinisk blik

Malene Kjær
The article sheds light on a specific practice in the hospital wards: Student nurses developing a clinical professional vision by participating in interactions with patients in clinical settings. Through a multimodal interactional analysis of four short data excerpts the article aims to show how a professional vision is not just learned by being a participant with the patient, but how instruction beforehand and assessment after works together with the practice of participating with the patient....

Antibiotika i almen praksis

Johanna Lindell
Patient involvement and shared decision making (SDM) in treatment is increasingly on the health care agenda both nationally and internationally. Studies have shown that the benefits of actively including patients in decisions about their health care improves their health, satisfaction and agency, as well as being more cost-efficient (SUM 2014,2). SDM has been shown helpful in the primary sector in lowering the use of antibiotics (Legare et al 2012), where growing resistance due to antibiotic...

Acting, interacting, enacting

Spencer Hazel
This study followed the rehearsals of a 2014 Copenhagen theatre production of Margaret Edson’s play WIT. The play depicts the palliative care provision of a woman diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, with an important theme of the narrative centering around the dehumanizing practices that result from professional medical treatment of the body, rather than of the person. I adopt an interaction analytic approach to investigate how theatre practitioners develop representations of interaction in clinical environments....

Where ever I lay my device, that’s my home

Tem Frank Andersen & Thessa Jensen
The key interest of this article is the concept of domestication as a central framework for both sociological and ethnographic media studies. Domestication translates into that process through which both new informations and communication technologies, interactive digital media and wearable devices are ”fitted” or ”knitted” into the fabric of everyday domestic life. The purpose of the article is to investigate if changes in the media technologies have any impact on the analytical framework of domestication:...

Casual Games

Ole Ertløv Hansen
Casual games have become a widespread activity that fills our leisure time. This article introduces to the phenomenon casual games –their definition and the history. Furthermore the article presentsand discusses the experience of and engagement or immersion inplaying these games as it is put forward by recent research. Thetheoretical approach is based on media psychology, phenomenology and reversal theory. Finally it is argued that playing casualgames is fundamental pleasurable to both paratelic as well as...

Critical Vidders

Sebastian F. K. Svegaard
This article will introduce and take a look at a specific subset of the fan created remix videos known as vids, namely those that deal with feminist based critique of media. Through examples, it will show how fans construct and present their critique, and finally broach the topic of the critical vid as a possible spreadable call for better media products.

Leisure as a Philosophical Act

Annette M. Holba
Aristotle argued leisure was the first principle of all action; Thomas Hobbes suggested it was the mother of philosophy. Today leisure is more often associated with rest, relaxation, or idleness. These associations have contributed to a misunderstanding and lack of leisure. In our changing technological environment, leisure is overshadowed by a cult of speed where immediacy has replaced thoughtfulness and intentionality which poses communicative challenges to the human capacities of thinking, acting, and being. This...

Hollywood Icons

Helle Kannik Haastrup
This article is an analysis of how Hollywood stars are represented in three central celebrity genres – the fashion magazine interview, the endorsement advertisement and the appearance of the red carpet live broadcast. In contrast to recent research in celebrity culture this is an investigation of how specific media texts articulate key concepts central to an understanding of contemporary celebrity culture such as the star as both ordinary and extraordinary, the star as resource and...

The Iconic Microphone

Jos Mulder
This paper discusses the iconicity of the microphone both as a physical object but also as a transducer and shaper of a distinctive mediatized sound. Different facets of iconicity are examined in order to tease out the multiple meanings and usages of this ubiquitous artifact. In addition to the physical object, whether hidden or highlighted, used as a prop or as a crutch, common microphone usage since the early days of radio have resulted in...

Den androgyne figur som ikon

Stinne Gunder Strøm Krogager
Lifestyle magazines do not just communicate consumer-oriented fashion and lifestyle in the fashion editorial. On the contrary, it often functions as a tool for the magazine to orchestrate its cultural identity and this way it can be perceived as the magazine’s work of art. As an autonomous work of art it involves the reader by a vast use of iconic references, which draws on a comprehensive variety of historical, literary, cultural as well as artistic...

Variations of a brand logo

Iben Bredahl Jessen
Provisional changes of the well-known Google logo have been a recurring phenomenon on the front page of the search engine since 1998. Google calls them “doodles”. The doodles are variations of the Google logo that celebrate famous individuals or cultural events, but the doodles also point to the iconic status of the Google logo as a locus of creativity and reinterpretation. The article explores the iconic status of the Google logo as expressed in the...

Deep England

Jørgen Riber Christensen
Deep England as an icon arose during the Second World War as a unifying concept of everything English. This icon has, however, long historical roots, and its significance is not only patriotic, but it is also a reaction to modernity. The icon is materialized in a fictitious southern, rural and pastoral England with close-knit communities centred on the village green. A number of samples will be analysed to identify the cultural meaning of the icon...

Understanding Business Model Innovation from a Practitioner Perspective

Carlos M DaSilva
While business model innovations are critical to a company’s long-term survival, they are still poorly understood compared to other kinds of innovations. This paper investigates prior research and reframes business model innovation through a practitioner lens. Reporting on a content analysis of interviews with CEOs of small and medium enterprises in the technology industry, this research investigates their definition of business model innovation. This research intends to contribute to a better understanding of the meaning...

Paglia’s Central Myth

Brian Russell Graham
This piece aims to rescue Camille Paglia from waves of unsympathetic critics. The article asks what it is that she actually stands for. Employing the religious metaphors of “fallen” and “restored”, as well as the idea of “sacraments”, it argues that what is uppermost in the work of Paglia is a concern with a fallen state connected to sex and gender alignment (disempowering for both men and women) and a risen state in which self-fulfilment...

Of Male Bondage

Steen Christiansen
Classical Hollywood melodrama, often referred to as “women’s films,” are defined through their heightened emotional intensity and their confrontation of social issues. While usually regarded as finished by the late 1950s, in the past decade melodrama has returned in the different form of the male melodrama, articulating a concern with and anxiety of male frailty. In Nicolas Winding Refn’s delirious male melodrama Only God Forgives (2013), violence takes the place of crying as the expression...

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