Nordiskt Sommeruniversitet

Call for Presentations 2018

The question of Learning and Bildung in time of Globalisation

Study Circle 8: Learning and Bildung in time of Globaliztion

Summer Symposium 29 July-5 August 2018
at Fårö Kursgård, Sweden

Click here for a PDF version of the CFP for the 2018 Summer Session

Click here for a PDF version of the Preliminary Program for the 2018 Summer Session


We invite scholars, students, educators and practitioners to study together any aspect
of the concept of “Learning and Bildung in time of globalisation”. You are welcome to
apply with an abstract of about 350 words, to be submitted to jega@via.dk (Jesper
Garsdal). Please cite name and affiliation in the e-mail.

Organisers

• Jesper Garsdal, Associate professor, VIA University College, Denmark.
• Kerstin von Brömssen, Professor Educational Sciences, University West,
Sweden.
• Michael Paulsen, Associate professor, Department for the Study of Culture,
University of Southern Denmar
k.

The aim of the symposium

The aim of this symposium is to discuss “work in progress” perspectives on “learning
and Bildung in time of Globalisation”. The Call for Papers invites presentations dealing
with one or more of the following subthemes:

• Global/world citizenship and democratic education
• Otherness and difference: education models of alterity
• Intercultural and transcultural thinking/dynamics in education
• Dialogue with non-western thinkers and thought, developing
heterological and dynamic thinking
• Creating alternative, cultural sustainable and peaceful educational orders
in the Anthropocene – new thinking about culture and nature
• Religious Education, character education, world literature and moral
values in a pluralistic/multicultural world order
• Comparing different educational ideas and concepts – Bildung, literacy,
competences, Learning, freedom, happiness etc. in a global perspective
• Multicultural and intercultural education and didactics in the Nordics
countries – comparing different educational responses to ethnic
inequality, disagreement, pluralism, polarization. 

We encourage participants to present what they aim to work with in the future in the
circle and what they conceive as the main questions, obstacles and challenges. Later
we will produce an anthology/book or journal theme on “learning and Bildung in time
of Globalisation”. As much research show, education is undergoing constant change
under the effects of globalisation and bring rapid developments in technology and
communication within learning systems across the world. Ideas, values and
knowledge, as well as changing roles of students and teachers within education, are
themes we expect to discuss and plan for further explorations and seminars.

About the Study Group

The aim of the study circle is to rethink and reframe education, learning, edification
and cosmopolitics in light of globalization, cultural diversity, world citizenship, alterity,
heterological thinking and new concepts of peace and cultural sustainability, both from
western and non-western perspectives.

Format of the presentation

We encourage participants to do both traditional and non-traditional presentations:

The symposium will consist of 4 possible forms of presentations:
1) Paper presentation with discussion (about 60 min. incl. discussion).
2) Round tables (include 30 minutes of presentation, followed by 60 minutes of
discussion and feedback). Roundtable presenters should bring questions to pose
to others at the table in order to learn from and with those attending.
3) Short presentations of brief ideas (about 20 min. incl. discussion).
4) Presentation of a case to be analyzed and discusses together (about 60. min).

Indicate in your abstract which form of presentation you prefer. Presentations can be
in English or one of the Nordic languages.

To submit a proposal, please send it via email to the coordinator Jesper Garsdal
(jega@via.dk) by 1 May 2018:

1. A written proposal (max. 350 words) with a title, its format itsduration.
2. A short bio (max. 100 words).

If you would like to attend the symposium without presenting, please email a short bio.

The deadline to submit proposals is 1 May 2018. Accepted applicants will be
informed by e-mail and a preliminary program will be announced on
http://nordic.university, where you can also find more information about NSU and sign
up for the newsletter.

The deadline for registration is 1 June 2018. Please be aware that you are
registered only when you have paid for the Symposium. All registration and payment
will be done electronically.

Location

The summer session of 2018 will take place in Fårö, Sweden, from July 29th until
August 5th. Situated in the Baltic sea just north of Gotland, Fårö island displays an
idyllic landscape of white sand beaches and limestone formations. Right next to Fårö
kursgård is the Bergman center, a foundation dedicated to the the art of Swedish
filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. You can reach Fårö by public transportation from Visby,
the main city of Gotland, by a 30 minutes flight from Stockholm, or 3 hours by ferry
from Nynäshamn.

Prices and accommodation

The summer session will be held at Fårö Kursgård, which has the configuration of a
small village with different cottages and smaller buildings, as well as larger buildings
where meals and seminars will take place. We will also rent rooms at a nearby inn.
For those willing to fully embrace the outdoors summer camp spirit, you can bring your
own tent or caravan and camp at the site!
The total price per adult person ranges from 2100 SEK – 7000 SEK depending on what
kind of accommodation you choose. Grant and scholarship recipients will be given
accommodation in shared 4-bedrooms. The participation fee is 600 SEK for grant
holders and 400 SEK for scholarship recipients. All prices indicated are per person for
a total of 7 nights and include full board (breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and dinner).
More detailed information about the summer session, including all available room
types and family prices, will be sent out in the NSU April newsletter.

Scholarship and Grant Program

NSU will provide 18 scholarships for students and 18 grants for others in need of a
subsidy in order to attend the summer session. The application period is from 1st April
to 15th April. For more information on the application process, see
http://support.nsuweb.org/arrkom/scholarship-and-grant-program/

Please note that people who receive grants and scholarships are expected to help
ARRKOM with small tasks for example writing blog posts, sharing their experience,
distributing information if needed, and helping out with setting up and cleaning up the
picnic.

ECTS

PhD and MA students are eligible for up to five ECTS points for participation and
presentation of a paper. See also: http://nordic.university/study-circles/

Parents with children

We welcome families at the Summer Session. Just like previous years, there will be a
separate circle for children between 3 and 15 years. In the children’s circle, we offer
a variety of activities for children and youth, running parallel to the other study circles.
See also: http://nordic.university/study-circles/childrenscircle/

 

For more information on NSU in general see
http://nordic.university

And for more information on the two study circles see
http://nordic.university/study-circles/6-critique-age-populism/
http://nordic.university/study-circles/8-learning-bildung-times-globalisation/

Format of the presentation

We encourage participants to do both traditional and non-traditional presentations:

The symposium will consist of 4 possible forms of presentations:

1) Paper presentation with discussion (about 60 min. incl. discussion).
2) Round tables (include 30 minutes of presentation, followed by 60 minutes of discussion and feedback). Roundtable presenters should bring questions to pose to others at the table in order to learn from and with those attending.
3) Short presentations of brief ideas (about 20 min. incl. discussion).
4) Presentation of a case to be analyzed and discusses together (about 60. min).

Indicate in your abstract which form of presentation you prefer. Presentations can be
in English or one of the Nordic languages.

To submit a proposal, please send it via email to the coordinator both karolina.enquist_kallgren@hist.lu.se (Karolina Enquist Källgren) and jega @via.dk (Jesper Garsdal). Please cite name and affiliation in the e-mail:

  1. A written proposal (max. 350 words) with a title, its format its duration.
  2. A short bio (max. 100 words).

If you would like to attend the symposium without presenting, please email a short bio.

The deadline to submit proposals is 1 May 2019. Accepted applicants will be informed by e-mail and a preliminary program will be announced on http://nordic.university, where you can also find more information about NSU and sign up for the newsletter.

The deadline for registration is 1 June 2019. Please be aware that you are registered only when you have paid for the Symposium. All registration and payment will be done electronically.

Location

The summer session of 2019 will take place from 28th of July to 4th of August 2019 at Roosta, Holiday Village https://www.roosta.ee/en/ , Haapsalu, Estonia.

The deadline for the Scholarship and Grant Program is 1 May 2019

NSU will in some cases offer scholarships for students and grants for others in need of a subsidy in order to attend the summer session. The deadline for applications 1 May. For more information on the application process, see http://support.nsuweb.org/arrkom/scholarship-and-grant-program/

Please note that people who receive grants and scholarships are expected to help ARRKOM with small tasks for example writing blog posts, sharing their experience, distributing information if needed, and helping out with setting up and cleaning up the picnic.

ECTS
PhD and MA students are eligible for up to five ECTS points for participation and presentation of a paper. See also: http://nordic.university/study-circles/

Parents with children
We welcome families at the Summer Session. Just like previous years, there will be a separate circle for children between 3 and 15 years. In the children’s circle, we offer a variety of activities for children and youth, running parallel to the other study circles. See also: http://nordic.university/study-circles/childrens-circle/

The Nordic Summer University (NSU) is a Nordic network for research and interdisciplinary studies.

NSU is a nomadic, academic institution, which organizes workshop-seminars across disciplinary and national borders. Since it was established in 1950, Nordic Summer University has organized forums for cultural and intellectual debate in the Nordic and Baltic region, involving students, academics, politicians, and intellectuals from this region and beyond.
Decisions about the content and the organizational form of the NSU lay with its participants. The backbone of the activities in the NSU consists of its thematic study circles. In the study circles researchers, students and professionals from different backgrounds collaborate in scholarly investigations distributed regularly in summer and winter symposia during a three-year period.

For more information: http://nordic.university