Developing and researching interactional practices in organizations: Cultural-historical approach in an arctic citizen science

Theme 4. Education
Session Name 4.12 Creating knowledge and developing practices:Arctic citizen science in quality education and decent work
Presentation Type Oral
Author(s) Teemu Suorsa (University of Oulu, Finland)
Abstract text

I describe a model for developing organizations' everyday interactional practices through ethnographical research, focused professional interpersonal skills training, and collaborative workshops, which aim to identify and integrate insights and optimal solutions into the everyday practices of organisations (Soini & Filppa (eds), 2016). A model for research in different phases is also described (Suorsa et al. 2016). Drawing from various collaborative projects I propose for a discussion a conceptual framework for identifying and understanding the present forms of collaboration as something that was enabled through earlier projects. The framework draws from cultural-historical tradition in educational psychology and from the principles of open citizen science. The proposed framework aims to identify possibilities for and obstacles to human action and experience, as well as different ways of overcoming the obstacles, articulating individual, communal, and societal aspects of practices of everyday living and working.

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