Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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Designing for transformation of situated knowledge

3 August 2016

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) seminar with Associate Professor Nina Bonderup Dohn.

Dr Dohn will be presenting preliminary findings from her current project, "Designing for situated knowledge in a world of change", which is supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Today's world is characterised by diversity, frequent change and globalisation, which requires people to traverse a range of different settings and often use knowledge learnt in one setting, in new contexts. However, research in practice theory and situated learning has shown that knowledge acquires form and content from the context in which it is learnt. Dr Dohn will focus on the philosophical and design theoretical aspects of this challenge, in particular:

  • What is involved in transforming knowledge from one context to another?

  • Is it possible to design learning opportunities for others to support them in learning to transform knowledge across contexts?

  • If so, what would be design principles for such learning opportunities?

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Sadhbh Warren
    T: +61 9351 2612

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.

  • Speaker: Nina Bonderup Dohn is an associate professor in humanistic information science at the Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark. She holds a PhD in learning theory from Aalborg University and an MA in philosophy and physics from Aarhus University. In 2013 she was a visiting scholar for six months at the Centre for Computer Supported Learning and Cognition at The University of Sydney. Her main research areas integrate epistemology, learning sciences, web communication and technology-mediated learning with a focus on the role of tacit knowledge. Currently, she is investigating the situatedness of knowledge in practice, how knowledge transforms across contexts to be resituated in new ones, and how researchers and educators in collaboration can design for such knowledge transformation and re-situation.

Designing for transformation of situated knowledge


Education Building A35

Room 612

Education Building A35

Click image for interactive map.


3 August 2016

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