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Biosketch: Dr. Gun-Britt Wärvik

Research interest

My research interest concerns learning in contemporary society and political aspects of pedagogical phenomena, especially within the areas of lifelong learning and politics of expertise. This includes the study of institutional change and governing technologies related to notions of performance and competence. These kinds of situated processes are far from neutral; they point out and single out, they are distributive, controlling etc in the ways they are used and in the making of professional groups. In other words, they produce significant differences. Currently I am involved in the research project "Professional Knowledge in Schools and Health Care".

Most recent publications

Wärvik, G-B., (2007). Sweden: National Report for Workpackage 6. The Swedish contribution to workpackage 6 in the Profknow project. In. I Goodson & S. Lindblad. Crossprofessional studies in teaching and nursing in Europe. To be published on www.profknow.net.

Askling, B., Foss Lindblad, R. & Wärvik, G-B. (2007). (eds). Expansion och kontraktion. Utmaningar för högskolesystemet och utbildningsforskare. (Expansion and contraction. Challenges to the higher education system and educational researchers). Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådets rapportserie 9:2007.

Lumsden Wass, K. Wärvik, G-B. & Foss Lindblad, R. (under utgivning) Konsten att styra genom ett utvärderingsformulär. Om idéspridning och styrningspolitik i vuxenutbildningen. I Foss Lindblad, R & Lander, R. (red). Utvärderingsteknologier. (Evaluation technologies). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Lumsden Wass, K.; Wärvik, G-B. (2007). E som i evidensbasera. I A. Björnsson & B. Rombach (red.) Tidens tecken. (Sign of the times). Svenska Humanistiska Förbundets skriftserie 121. s. 48-54. Stockholm: Santérus Förlag.

Lumsden Wass, K., Wärvik, G-B., Foss Lindblad, R. (2007). Best Practice - The Dynamics of Knowledge Production and Education Restructuring. Paper Presented at European Education Policy Network conference, "Defining the European Education Agenda", January, 2007, Cambridge, United Kingdom. http://keelingruth.googlepages.com/onlineworkingpapers. 2007

Foss Lindblad, R., Hansen, M., Hill, M., Lindblad, S., Nyvaller, M. & Wärvik, G-B. (2007). On the political and politics of expertise in transition. Paper presented at the symposium Recent trends and challenges in policy and politics of education, at the NERA annual meeting in Turku, Finland March 2007.

Lindblad, S., Foss Lindblad, R., de Lima, J., Wärvik, G-B. & Zambeta, E. (2007). On knowledge societies and epistemic cultures of teaching. A contribution to the symposium "Atlantic Crossings: Comparative Conversations on Professional Cultures of Teaching and Institutional Restructuring as a World Movement" at the AERA meeting in Chicago, April 2007.

Sugrue, C., Dupont, M., Zambeta, E., Wärvik, G-B., Peter Sohlberg, &.Czaplicka, M. (2007). Teachers' and Nurses' Knowledge at Work. Traditions, Trajectories & Tentative Trends in Seven Countries. A contribution to the symposium "Professional Work and Life under Restructuring. Comparative Studies of Teachers and Nurses in Different European Political Contexts", at the EERA annual meeting in Ghent, September 2007.


European Nurses' Life and Work under Restructuring. Edited by Jarmo Houtsonen and Gun-Britt Wärvik (A book proposal submitted to Sense Publishers. Series editor: Ivor Goodson)


Gun-Britt Wärvik - bilder

Gun-Britt Wärvik


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