During my studies in cognitive science, philosophy and communication, I became interested in human knowledge and learning and continued with doctoral studies in pedagogic practices. From 2005 I have been working as teacher and secretary in research theme New media, teaching and learning at IT university and Pedagogen. I have been involved as supervisor and teacher in teacher education, master’s education and as doctoral education over the last decade.
I work with ethnography and interaction analysis, participate in NAIL, and have co-arranged international workshops on interaction analysis. My current main research interest is reform and transformation of schooling and institutional education related to information technologies.
Doctoral thesis. Working title: The communicative ecology of student project work: negotiating premises, form and contents.
Säljö, R., Jacobsson, A., Lilja, P., Mäkitalo, Å. & Åberg, M. (2011): Att förädla information till kunskap - Lärande och klassrumsarbete i mediesamhället. Stockholm: Norstedts
Lilja, P. & Mäkitalo, Å. (2009) Wrestling with globalisation and international justice in the classroom: Discursive challenges for students and teachers when bringing in arguments from the world wide web. Conference contribution, Earli, Amsterdam.
Lilja, P. (2007) Student active education as situated achievement: Reflexivity in secondary school project work. Conference contribution, ISCAR (Fourth Nordic Conference on Cultural and Activity Research), Oslo, Norway.