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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.

Åsa specialises in research on institutional communication that concern what it implies to appropriate, collectively maintain, and develop institutional forms of knowing. The analytical focus is on participants' ways of organising and coordinating activities including the sense-making practices that are triggered when new issues or social dilemmas need to be attended to and transformed into accountable ways of working. 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

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

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

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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2010

Knowing and arguing in a panel debate: speaker roles and responsivity to others
Mikaela Åberg, Åsa Mäkitalo, Roger Säljö
In K. Littleton & C. Howe (Eds.), Educational dialogues. Understanding and promoting productive interaction, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Approaching medical contexts and expertise from a sociocultural perspective
Åsa Mäkitalo
Keynote speech at the "Learning research meets medicine" conference, University of Turku, April 26-27, Finland, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Noticing the past to manage the future: on the organization of shared knowing in IT-support practices.
Ann-Charlotte Eklund, Åsa Mäkitalo, Roger Säljö
In S. Ludvigsen, A. Lund, I. Rasmussen & R. Säljö (Eds.), Learning across sites. New tools, infrastructures and practices., London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Re-visiting the past. A meta-activity for learning in the IT Helpdesk.
Ann-Charlotte Eklund, Åsa Mäkitalo
Symposia paper presented at the EARLI SIG 14 meeting on Diversity in vocational and professional education and training, München, Germany., Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

Making professional vision visible: displaying and articulating diagnostic work in medical imaging
Hans Rystedt, Jonas Ivarsson, Åsa Mäkitalo
Symposia paper presented at the EARLI SIG 14 meeting on Diversity in vocational and professional education and training, München, Germany., Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

Arranging for visibility
Jonas Ivarsson, Hans Rystedt, Oskar Lindwall, Åsa Mäkitalo
Paper presented at the European Association for the study of Science and Technology conference, Trento, Italy, Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

2009

Learning for citizenship through classroom dialogue
Åsa Mäkitalo, Mikaela Åberg
Symposia paper presented at the 13th Biennal EARLI conference, Conference paper 2009
Conference paper

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