Conference program updated

Conference on learning – Outside the Formal Educational System and in alternating between formal, informal and non-formal learning


Program for Lifelong Learning (PLL) ( at Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA) organizes an international research conference on learning at Campus Pilestredet.


The conference has two parts, one closed part for pre-registered participants presenting papers, and another part with open key-note lectures and no pre-registration, open for anyone interested.


Please find below the program for the open part of the conference. If you would like to listen to one or more of the presentations, you’re welcome to the lecture halls Athene 1&2, P46 (Pilestredet 46).

Monday 1. juni

11.00   Official opening
Kari Toverud Jensen, Rector, Oslo and Akershus University College

11.10   Entertainment

11.20   Professor Bente Elkjær: What is an organization that it may learn?

13.00   Professor Davide Nicolini: Understanding expertise as practice

Tuesday 2. juni

09.00   Professor Yrjö Engeström: Analyzing expansive learning: learning actions, forms of interaction, and expressions of transformative agency

09.45   Professor Elena Antonacopoulou: Practising Reflexivity:
Mastering Business Action to Realize Y-Our Impact

12.30   Professor Davydd J. Greenwood: University Neo-Taylorism and
Neo-liberalism: Anti-Bildung and Anti-Democracy in Action


Wednesday 3. juni

09.00   Professor David Guile: Theory and practice in professional, vocational and workplace learning: From participation to recontextualisation

09.45   Programme Specialist Katerina Ananiadou: The role of multi-lateral cooperation and partnerships in addressing TVET challenges

Key-note speakers:

Professor Yrjö Engeström

Professor David Guile

Professor Davide Nicolini


Professor Bente Elkjær



Professor Elena Antonacopoulou