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Biosketch: Dr. Karin Lumsden Wass

My research interest is directed towards the Politics of Education. In my previous studies I have mainly performed research in the field of adult education. The aim of my thesis was to analyse the implementation of a new strategy for adult education in Sweden based on the policy of lifelong learning. Since then, I have been interested in political aspects of educational phenomena. Especially how governing and control are being executed and how educational settings are being organised and constructed through educational technologies.

Current research activities/projects

My current activities are mainly performed at the central administration of University of Gothenburg. I am in charge of an overall evaluation of the postgraduate education offered at University of Gothenburg. I am also part of a developmental project where the aim is to investigate the transition between liberal adult education, e.g. folk high schools and university. In both cases, there are several questions addressing the political agenda of higher education.

Furthermore, together with university lecturer Ingrid Henning-Loeb, I have received a planning grant from the Swedish Research Council, in order to formulate a research application on Successful educational settings as action nets. The research project is aimed at analysing the individual programme at upper secondary school, as well as the corresponding courses within municipal adult education, and the way these courses are being organised and performed in order to be characterised as successful learning environments.

Recent publications

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. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

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. Lumsden Wass, K. & Wärvik, G-B. (2006). "Best Practice" - The Dynamics of Knowledge Production and Education Restructuring, at the NERA annual meeting in Örebro, Sweden. March 2006.

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Karin Lumsden Wass

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