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Anne Algers

Senior lecturer

Anne Algers
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 5833

Room number: A2 319
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25, plan 1 , 41117 Göteborg

Department of Education, Communication and Learning (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2391
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Anne Algers

Anne Algers has her background in natural sciences (farm animal production, animal welfare and food science) but her recent work and publications are within educational sciences. She has an interdisciplinary approach and has been an academic scholar at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for more than 20 years. Her PhD thesis was in Educational Sciences within the area of digital technology and learning. Her thesis was entitled “Open learning in life sciences - Studies on work-based learning in food science and open educational resources in animal welfare”.

She holds a position as a senior lecturer in higher education pedagogy at University of Gothenburg and continues doing research, teaching and outreach about teaching methodologies in life sciences with a focus on sharing the responsibility of knowledge creation with students, industry and the society. Some of the teaching practices she has been particularly interested in are open educational resources, open educational practices, digital role-play games and work-based learning. She is also interested in citizen science and has done a systematic literature review on digital competence and digital literacy; thus applied IT and learning is a consistent theme.

Open learning practices can be seen as boundary objects between academia and society that carry a potential for learning. However, these practices also carry the risk of tension and contradiction, especially in contested subject areas. Tensions and contradictions have been analysed using the cultural historical activity theory (CHAT). Different processes such as the co-creation and peer reviewing of OER in contested areas and the implementation of student projects in work-based learning are tackling tensions between academia, industry, society and the student.

One subject area of interest is food ethics characterised by great complexity and considerable uncertainty referring to global challenges such as food security, climate change and issues like global health and animal welfare. When value stakes and system uncertainties are high, decisions are urgent, and facts and values are controversial in society an extended peer review outside academia is argued as being crucial. This extended review conducted by students and the public is one side of the coin of open educational practices and the sharing culture and access to knowledge is another and both are in focus in her research.

Anne is editor of a brand new Springer journal Food Ethics and member of the Global Open Graduate Network (GO-GN) and the teacher network in the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe). She is also a member of The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS) and affiliated with University West in the research group Learning in a digitalized region (DigitaL).
Anne is working at the unit for Pedagogical Development and Interactive Learning (PIL) and Department of Education, Communication and Learning (IPKL). At PIL she is a teaching in the courses for the teaching staff at University of Gothenburg.

Latest publications

Transformative Sustainability-Oriented Open Education
Anne Algers, Arjen E.J. Wals
Open(ing) Education, Leiden, The Netherlands, Brill/Sense, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

“Planning, planning and planning”: the case of Swedish medical students’ perception of wellbeing and success"
Anne Algers, Mona Lundin
HERDSA 2019 Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities. 2-5 July 2019. Auckland, New Zealand, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Open Textbooks: A Balance Between Empowerment and Disruption
Anne Algers
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Higher education pedagogy courses as trading zones
Linda Bradley, Anne Algers
HERDSA 2019 Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

The influence of open textbooks and learning analytics on agency and empowerment
Anne Algers
E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Chesapeake, VA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Trust in Food and Trust in Science
Matthias Kaiser, Anne Algers
Food Ethics, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Open Knowledge about Slaughter on the Internet-A Case Study on Controversies.
Anne Algers, Charlotte Berg
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Involving the general public in creation and sharing of knowledge about food
Anne Algers
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Work-based learning through negotiated projects - exploring learning at the boundary
Anne Algers, Berner Lindström, Lars Svensson
Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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Open educational resources in animal welfare
Anne Algers, Berner Lindström
Paper presented at the International conference on animal welfare education: Everyone is responsible., Brussels,1-2 October 2010., Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

Open educational resources in animal welfare.
Anne Algers, Berner Lindström
Proceedings of the international conference on animal welfare education: Everyone is responsible. Brussels, 1-2 October 2010. ISBN: 987-92-79-16225-1.European Union, Brussels, Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

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