Forfatterarkiv: Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen

Higher Education in a Sustainable Society – A Case for Mutual Competence Building

Edited by: Johnsen, Hans Chr. Garmann, Torjesen, Stina, Ennals, Richard was launched by vice-rector Dag G. Aasland at a conference at University of Agder on April 23.
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This book addresses the following question: What is a sustainable society, and how can higher education help us to develop toward it? The core argument put forward is that the concept of sustainability reaches much farther than just the direct aspects of environmental threats and carbon emissions. Using higher education as a point of departure, the book shows that sustainability involves a broad range of disciplines, from nursing and nutrition to technology and management. It argues that a sustainable society entails a distinct perspective on society that influences our social thinking in terms of ethics, democracy and knowledge development. The book also discusses if (and if so, how) higher education can and should contribute to such a development based on the principles of the freedom of science in a liberal, democratic society. The book presents Mutual Competence Building as a concept higher education can adapt in order to contribute to a sustainable Society.
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PhD courses this semester

We offer the following PhD courses this semester:

 

11- 13. May: University of Agder, Grimstad

ME-623 Methods in participatory and interactive research in business studies, Monday 11 – Wednesday, May 13. The course is held i Grimstad. Lecturers are: ass. professor James Karlsen, University of Agder, ass. professor Miren Larena, Orcestra, Spain, professor Øyvind Pålshaugen, Work Research Institute, Oslo, and professor Hans Chr Gramann Johnsen, University of Agder.

See the attached description of enrollment.

7. – 12.  June: Metochi Study Centre, Lesbos

ORG602 Knowledge Organisations, management and knowledge development, on Lesbos in week 24 (7-12 June). The course will run parallel EX-604 Philosophie OF SOCIAL SCIENCES which is a continuation of EX 602 Philosophy of science and ethics. The general theme of both kusene will be sustainability. It will be a collaboration with the University of the Aegean Mytilene, Greece: Evi D. Sampanikou, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication and Prof. Dr. George TSOBANOGLOU, Dept. of Sociology. In addition, lecturers will be: Prof. Hans Grelland, Ass. prf James Karlse, Prof. Hans Chr Gramann Johnsen all form University of Agder and Prof. Olav Eikeland form Oslo and Akershus University College.

 

There is a limited number of students that can attend. The course will cover accommodation and food at Metochi, students wil have to cover travel cost. For enrollment, please contact prof. Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen: hans.c.g.johnsen@uia.no

Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen

PhD COURSE – METHODS IN PARTICIPATORY AND INTERACTIVE RESEARCH

EX-604 Philosophies of social science

PhD course in knowledge development and management of knowledge organisations

The first number of European Journal of Workplace Innovation is now published

The first number of a new online jounal, European Journal of Workplace Innovation (EJWI), is now published and online: www.ejwi.eu

The journal is associated with a EU-project, initiated by the European Commission, to create a European Workplace Innovation Network  (EUWIN).

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/innovation/policy/workplace-innovation/euwin/index_en.htm

The journal is edited by an international editorial board, but the Department of Working Life and Innovation at the University of Agder (UiA) is the publisher.

There is a overview of the journal in EUWIN’s February bulletin, reprinted below.

EJWI will be an open-access, net-based, peer reviewed, English-language journal designed to:

  • Develop new insights into workplace innovation.
  • Provide case studies from Europe as well as comparative studies from other continents.
  • Develop and present new theories in the field of workplace innovation.
  • Become an important international publication channel for the international workplace innovation community. EJWI is not intended to just be “yet another journal”. One of our objectives is to provide a rapid publication route for case study reports from practitioners and other items which don’t fit the normal criteria for academic journal papers. Publication of the first issue, including articles from leading researchers, will coincide with EUWIN’s March 2015 Bulletin.

Øyvind Pålshaugen, Editor in Chief

Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen, Managing Editor

Richard Ennals, Co-editor

Første nummer av European Journal of Workplace Innovation er publisert

Første nummer av et nytt online-tidsskrift, European Journal of Workplace Innovation, er nå tilgjengelig på nettet: www.ejwi.eu

Tidsskriftet inngår som en del av et EU-prosjekt, initiert av kommisjonen, for å skape et European Workplace Innovation Network  (EUWIN).

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/innovation/policy/workplace-innovation/euwin/index_en.htm

Tidsskriftet redigeres et internasjonalt «editorial board», men Institutt for arbeidsliv og innovasjon ved UiA står som formell utgiver.

En omtale av tidsskriftet finnes i EUWIN’s siste bulletin, som gjengis nedenfor.

EJWI will be an open-access, net-based, peer reviewed, English-language journal designed to:

  • Develop new insights into workplace innovation.
  • Provide case studies from Europe as well as comparative studies from other continents.
  • Develop and present new theories in the field of workplace innovation.
  • Become an important international publication channel for the international workplace innovation community. EJWI is not intended to just be «yet another journal». One of our objectives is to provide a rapid publication route for case study reports from practitioners and other items which don’t fit the normal criteria for academic journal papers. Publication of the first issue, including articles from leading researchers, will coincide with EUWIN’s March 2015 Bulletin.

 

Øyvind Pålshaugen, Editor in Chief

Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen, Managing Editor

Richard Ennals, Co-editor