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Åsa Mäkitalo

Professor

Åsa Mäkitalo
Professor
asa.makitalo@ped.gu.se
+46 31 786 2357
0707-157405

Room number: Pedagogen B Åsikten
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 41120 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 Åsa Mäkitalo

Åsa Mäkitalo is Professor of Education with a background in human resource and organisation studies. In 2006-2018 she was a co-director of LinCS, a CoE in Research on Learning and IT. In 2010 she established the University of Gothenburg LETStudio - a network of scholars conducting interdisciplinary research on how technologies are intertwined in core activities in society with a focus on the transformation of knowledge and learning practices.

Mäkitalo specialises in research on institutional communication and concerns what it implies to appropriate, collectively maintain, and develop institutional forms of knowing. The analytical focus is on ways of organising and coordinating activities including participants' sense-making practices when new issues or social dilemmas need to be incorporated into accountable ways of reasoning. Mäkitalo also takes an interest in the activities institutions arrange in order to intergrate or activate individuals or groups to participate a normatively preferred community.

Recent research activities
Her empirical work range from studies in schools to higher education and work settings and can be summarized as follows:

• Technologies and the transformation of expertise
• The social organisation of learning and knowing
• Remembering as an institutional practice
• Social, moral and cognitive accountability
• Forms of participation and co-production of knowledge

  • LETCOM - Learning and teaching through controversy mapping. Funded by the Swedish Research Council. (2015-cont.)
  • LETStudio – The University of Gothenburg Learning and Media Technology Studio (2010-cont.)
  • MobCitSci - Taking science to the crowd: Researchers, programmers and volunteer contributors transforming science online. Funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (2014-2018).
  • LinCS – The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in contemporary Society. CoE with 10 years of funding from The Swedish Research Council. (2006-2018)

 

Latest publications

Approaching writing and learning as interdependent processes
Åsa Mäkitalo
Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, Review article 2019
Review article

Digital inquiry into emerging issues of public concern: Controversy mapping in a Swedish school context.
Åsa Mäkitalo, Mark Elam, Anne Solli, Sandra Ferraz Freire
Designs for experimentation and inquiry. Approaching learning and knowing in digital transformation., London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Introduction
Åsa Mäkitalo, Todd Nicewonger, Mark Elam
Designs for experimentation and inquiry. Approaching learning and knowing in digital transformation, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

E-hälsa och självrapportering – ett pedagogiskt perspektiv
Åsa Mäkitalo
På tal om eHälsa, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Collaborative development in transforming drama text to stage text.
Martin Göthberg, Cecilia Björck, Åsa Mäkitalo
Contribution to Symposia at the EARLI SIG 10/21 conference 30-31 of August 2018 in Luxembourg., Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Renderings of an invisible condition: Graphs as objects and means of communication in hypertension consultations
Åsa Mäkitalo, Karin I Kjellgren, Roger Säljö
Contribution to Symposia arranged at the EARLI SIG14 Learning and Professional Development conference on September 12-14 in Geneva, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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2012

Dorothy E. Smith Interview of October 2011 in Oslo
Åsa Mäkitalo, Michael Seltzer, Åse Vagli
Sosiologisk Årbok 2012, Magazine article 2012
Magazine article

Professional learning and the materiality of social practice
Åsa Mäkitalo
Professions and Professional Learning in Troubling Times: Emerging Practices and Transgressive Knowledges, Propel conference in Stirling May 9-11, 2012, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

2011

Academic writing projects as a way into environmental issues. How does writing mediate disciplinary genre in an educational setting?
Ann-Marie Eriksson, Åsa Mäkitalo
Paper presented At the 4th International conference Writing Research Across Borders II in Washington D.C., USA., Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

Access points to knowing: Arguing and learning about "real world" issues in the school context
Åsa Mäkitalo
Symposia paper presented at the 14th Biennal EARLI conference, Exeter, United Kingdom, Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

Action in retrospect: Re-visiting case documentation at the IT Helpdesk
Åsa Mäkitalo, Ann-Charlotte Eklund
Symposia paper presented at the ISCAR conference, Rome, Italy, Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

The Gothenburg University LETStudio: Developing research and learning arrangements in the areas of radiology and odontology
Åsa Mäkitalo, Hans Rystedt
Presented at the “New tools and practices for seeing and learning in medicine” conference at the University of Turku, Finland, June 26-29, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

Shaping mind and action: on the materiality of ICTs in social work
Åsa Mäkitalo
Symposia paper presented at the European Conference for Social Work Research, Oxford, UK March 23-26., Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

Minnande och responsivitet: Att transformera information till argumentation
Åsa Mäkitalo
R. Säljö (Ed.), Lärande och minnande som social praktik, Stockholm, Norstedts, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

Appropriering genom argumentation: Kontroverser, mångtydighet och tillägnande av redskap för tänkande
Roger Säljö, Åsa Mäkitalo, Anders Jakobsson
R. Säljö (Ed.), Lärande och minnande som social praktik, Stockholm, Norstedts, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

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