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Governing educational pasts, presents, and futures with data

Projekter: ProjektAndet

  • University of Oslo
  • Tampere University
  • Oslo Universitet
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Beskrivelse

The proposed workshop series will explore the temporal dimensions of the use and impact of educational data in the governance of public education to support theoretical, conceptual, and methodological innovation. Data practices of progression measurement, projection, prediction, risk assessment, policymaking, management, and memory crafting are increasingly common, especially in the Nordic countries, making the Nordic context a unique and important context for exploring such practices. Data practices and their temporal dimensions are particularly interesting in the field of public education, where temporalities such as progression and potentiality are key to the formation of societies, populations, and individuals. To date, only a handful of educational scholars have attempted to explore the question of data and time. The workshop series deploys socio-material and new materialist perspectives, as well as empirical examples of data practices across the Nordic countries, to develop groundbreaking concepts and methodologies of use for future Nordic research and the wider international research community. The workshops furthermore promote Nordic mobility among early career researchers. The project builds and consolidates a hitherto loose network of Nordic researchers in the field of education and data who have not previously worked together.
The workshop series encompasses three 2-day workshops and one online seminar as preparation for the third workshop. The three workshops will focus on different topics, including conceptualizations and theorizations of time (workshop 1, February 2022 in Copenhagen); novel and inventive methodologies as well as similarities and differences across the Nordic countries (workshop 2, August 2022 in Oslo); and the wider relations between data practices, temporality, and the construction of social structures and practices (workshop 3, February 2023 in Tampere). Each workshop addresses one or two topics through active and innovative workshop methods combined with inputs from relevant international scholars, and furthermore includes work-in-progress sessions leading to the publication of a thematic issue in a relevant journal, including individual and collaborative papers, as well as joint symposia at Nordic and European educational conferences. Besides these outputs, the workshop series will also develop proposals for future research projects and produce a blog to disseminate tentative workshop ideas to a wider audience.

Lægmandssprog

Data practices of progression measurement, projection, prediction, risk assessment, policymaking, management, and memory crafting play a growing role in the governance of public education, especially in the Nordic countries. The workshop series will explore how these data practices create specific relations between the past, the present, and the future. To this end, the workshops bring together the latest theoretical developments, international scholars, both young and experienced Nordic researchers, and examples of data practices from the Nordic countries. The workshop series encompasses three 2-day workshops. The three workshops will focus on different topics, including theories and concepts (workshop 1, February 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark); methods, as well as similarities and differences across the Nordic countries (workshop 2, August 2022 in Oslo, Norway); and the wider relations between data practices, temporality, and society (workshop 3, February 2023 in Tampere, Finland).
StatusIgangværende
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/202231/12/2023

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