Roger Säljö specializes in research on learning, interaction and human development in a sociocultural perspective, where he has published extensively. Much of his work is related to issues of how people learn to use cultural tools and how we acquire competences and skills that are foundational to learning in a socially and technologically complex society.
In recent years, he has worked extensively with issues that concern how the so-called new technologies transform human learning practices inside and outside formal schooling. In this field, he has been responsible for the national research program, LearnIT, funded by the Knowledge-foundation and which finished in 2009. Roger Säljö has also been engaged in interdisciplinary work with colleagues from a range of different disciplines including medicine and health care, various natural sciences, linguistics and several others. Since 2006 he is Director of the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS), a national centre of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council. He is also Director of the national graduate school in the educational sciences, DSES, (2008-cont.). Roger Säljö is also one of the founding editors of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.
Fauville, G., Turley, C. M., Säljö, R., & Dupont, S. (2012). Impact of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems: educational challenges and innovations. Marine Biology. DOI 10.1007/s00227-012-1943-4
Helle, L., & Säljö, R. (Eds.). (2012). Collaborating with digital tools and peers in medical education. Cases and simulations as interventions in learning. Instructional Science, 40(5), 737-744. DOI: 10.1007/s11251-012-9216-7
Nivala, M., Säljö, R., Rystedt, H., Kronqvist, P., & Lehtinen, E. (2012). Using virtual microscopy to scaffold learning of pathology: a naturalistic experiment on the role of visual and conceptual cues. Instructional Science, 40(5), 799-811. DOI 10.1007/s11251-012-9215-8
Ramsten, A.-C., & Säljö, R. (2012). Communities, boundary practices and incentives for knowledge sharing? A study of the deployment of a digital control system in a process industry as a learning activity. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 1(1), 33-44.
Winman, T., Rystedt, H., & Säljö, R. (2012). Local knowing and the use of electronic patient records: Categories and continuity of health care. Health & Technology, 2(3), 185-196.
Nivala, M. Rystedt, H., Säljö, R., Kronqvist, P., & Lehtinen, E. (in press). Interactive visual tools as triggers of collaborative reasoning in entry-level pathology. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Gegenfurtner, A., Siewiorek, A., Lehtinen, E., & Säljö, R. (in press) Assessing the quality of expertise differences in the comprehension of medical visualizations. Vocations and Learning.
Hjörne, E., & Säljö, R. (in press). Analysing and preventing school failure: Exploring the role of multi-professionality in pupil health team meetings. International Journal of Educational Research.
Hjörne, E., & Säljö, R. (in press). Representing diversity in education:
Student identities in contexts of learning and instruction. International Journal of Educational Research.
Wallerstedt, C., Pramling, N., & Säljö, R. (in press). Learning to discern and account: The trajectory of a listening skill in an institutional setting. Psychology of Music.
Säljö, R. (2012). Learning to model: lessons from word problems. In G. H. Gunnarsdottír et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of NORMA 11 (pp. 23-42). Reykjavík: University of Iceland Press.
Säljö, R. (2012). Schooling and spaces for learning: Cultural dynamics and student participation and agency. In E. Hjörne, G. van der Aalsvoort & G. Abreu (Eds.). Learning, social interaction and diversity - Exploring school practices (pp. 9-14). Rotterdam: Sense.
Säljö, R. (i tryck). Digitala medier, appifiering och arenor för lärande - från lertavlor till surfplattor. I Svensklärarföreningens Årsbok.
Säljö, R. (i tryck). Tecken och tekniker att minnas med. I Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds Årsbok.
Ph.D., Professor, Director of LinCS