Materiality and the conduct of everyday life in studying innovative practices

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Thursday, May 9, 2019

Welcome to the multidisciplinary UniOGS-course on Materiality and the conduct of everyday life in studying innovative practices! The course consists of four seminars (see below) with well known researchers who have a long experience and profound understanding of the subject matter. The course is intended for doctoral students but all interested all welcome to join as well! Doctoral students can earn credits (5 ects) by advancing their research during the course and presenting their research in the seminars. Doctoral students can enroll here: Weboodi. Other interested: Please let us know who you are and when you intend to participate here.

Languages: Finnish and English


Seminar I, 8.-9.5. Cultural-historical approach on the study of materiality and conduct of everyday life

8.5. Tellus Stage

9:00-9:30 Opening words

9:30-12:00 Reijo Miettinen (University of Helsinki): Innovations and university: Hegel's political theory, Bildung and innovations. Lecture and discussion, chair Juha Tuunainen (Oulu Business School)

12-13 Lunch

13-15:30 Hanna Toiviainen (Tampere University) : Complex object of work. Lecture and discussion, chair Jenni Virtaluoto (Faculty of Humanities, UO)

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-16:15 Conclusion


9.5. Tellus Brisk

9:00-9:30 Opening and reflection

9:30-12:00 Jussi Silvonen (University of Eastern Finland): Paradoxes in the digitalization of everyday life. Lecture and discussion, chair Teemu Suorsa (Faculty of Education, UO)

12-13 Lunch

13-15 Coffee and conclusions


Seminar II, 10.-11.6. Everyday life, technology and social practice

10.6. Tellus Business kitchen

9:00-9:30 Opening words

9:30-12:00 Ernst Schraube (Roskilde University): Basic concepts and theories for the study of subject, technology and social practice. Lecture and conversations (chair Jenni Virtaluoto, Faculty of Humanities, UO)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-16:00 Participants’ presentations and discussion


11.6. Business Kitchen

9:00-12:00 Ernst Schraube (Roskilde University): Technology and the practice of everyday living: Implications for empirical study on co-evolution of humans and intelligent technologies. Lecture and conversation, chair Teemu Suorsa (Faculty of Education, UO)

12-13 Lunch

13-16 Participants’ presentations and discussion


Seminar III, 12.-13.8. Nexus-analysis in understanding and developing everyday practices and structures in organizations

12.8. Tellus Aspire / Brisk

Tellus Aspire

9:00-9:30 Opening

9:30-10:45 Leena Kuure (University of Oulu): Introduction to Nexus-analysis 

10:45-11:30 Break

Tellus Brisk

11:30-13:00 Workshop


13.8. Tellus Frost Club

13:00-13:30 Opening

13:30-14:00 Sari Räisänen (Oulu University teacher training school): Nexus-analysis and developing school

14:00-14:30 Discussion and conclusion: Nexus-analysis and developing organizations


Seminar IV, 9.9. Toward a multidisciplinary study of innovative practices: The dialogue between Nexus-analysis and Cultural-historical approach at the University of Oulu

Tellus Aspire

9:00-10:00 Opening words and discussion

10:00-11:00 Leena Kuure and Teemu Suorsa: Everyday life, history and human agency in the the era of digitalization and acceleration

11:00-12:00 Lunch

12:00-16:00 Participants’ presentations and discussion



Literature (Seminars I-II):


Literature (Seminars III-IV):

  • Holzkamp, K. (2013). What could a psychology from the standpoint of the subject be? Teoksessa E. Schraube & U. Osterkamp (eds.) Psychology From the Standpoint of the Subject : Selected Writings of Klaus Holzkamp. Palgrave-McMillan. Saatavilla E-kirjana OY:n kirjastossa
  • Kuure, L., Molin-Juustila, T., Keisanen, T., Riekki, M., Iivari, N. & Kinnula, M. (2016) Switching perspectives: from a language teacher to a designer of language learning with new technologies, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29:5, 925-941 DOI: 10.1080/09588221.2015.1068815
  • Luoma, P., Kinnula, M., Kuure, L., Halkola, E. & Riekki, M. (2016).  The planning and building of a new residential community: A discourses survey. Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies 10, 2, 2016, 5–27
  • Räisänen, S. (2015). Changing literacy practices: a becoming of a new teacher agency (chapters 2-3):
  • Scollon, R. (2002). Action and text: Toward an integrated understanding of the place of text in social (inter)action. In R. Wodak & M. Meyer (Eds.), Methods in critical discourse analysis (pp. 139–183). London: Sage. 

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Last updated: 5.9.2019