Relationality and Narrativity in Human Sciences – Theoretical and Methodological Possibilities

NAME:

Relationality and Narrativity in Human Sciences –Theoretical and Methodological Possibilities

MAX. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:

30, of which max. 10 from outside of the University of Oulu

DSICIPLINE(S):

Educational Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, Logopedics, Economics

SCOPE:                                          

2 ECTS

LANGUAGE:       

English  

CONTENTS:

In this course relationality and narrativity are studied in an interdisciplinary way. Relationality and narrativity are related to various environments, to the human life cycle from early childhood, to individuals to communities and to the challenges of communication in interaction. The course focuses on examining the multimodal and holistic nature of interaction and narrativity, and how people construct identities and meanings by and through telling.   

MODE OF DELIVERY:

20 hours lectures and workshops. On Monday prof. Hannu L. T. Heikkinen starts discussing narrative research and the problem of quality in narrative research.  On Tuesday  prof.  Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka will talk about methodology used in context and narration, the theme is ‘Under the surface; narrative language use revisited’. The lectures  include analysis of text semantics and its processes like context and coherence. Prof. Matti Hyvärinen continues on Wednesday   and on Thursday   by deepening the understanding of narrative research with the themes ‘Experience and expectation and   Positioning with young and old narrators . On Friday the sessions concentrate on discussions based on each participant’s own research.

COURSE MATERIAL:             

Will be informed to participants before the course starts

COMPL. OF THE COURSE:             

Active participation and discussing one’s own research on the basis of the abstract (about 200 words)                               

TEACHER(S):                        

Prof. Hannu L T Heikkinen, University of Jyväskylä; Prof. Anna-Maija Korpijaakko –Huuhka, University of Tampere; Matti Hyvärinen, University of Tampere

PERSONS RESPONSIBLE:

Anna-Maija Puroila and Anneli Yliherva (email: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi)

PARTICIPANTS:   

Doctoral students, post doctoral researchers and master’s students

 

 

Last updated: 8.4.2016