This research lecture, commissioned by the Vocational Teacher Education Board, comes at a critical time, as the European Commission is launching the new research programme Horizon 2020. The Gothenburg EU Social Summit on 17th November 2017 considered the new EU Social Pillar, which brings together initiatives on employment, work, skill, learning and regional development.
Seen in this light it is vital to further develop a sustainable teacher education. Reflecting on teachers' tacit knowledge and skills, and finding methods to strengthen these, is important.
This provides a challenging context for research in Skill and Technology at Linnaeus University, where we have been preparing for the next stage in building our research culture, with a New Research Environment, with international partners. Skill and Technology can play a central role, based on practical epistemology, reflection on experience, and regarding the workplace as a learning environment also for teachers.
Richard Ennals, Bo Göranzon, Bjorn Nelson and Daniel Alvunger. "Dialogue, Skill and Tacit Knowledge: Practical Knowledge and Corporate Social Responsibility". In eds. Andre Habisch and Rene Schmidpeter. Cultural Roots of Sustainable Management: Practical Wisdom and Corporate Social Responsibility. Springer, Switzerland 2016
Allan Larsson. "How to understand the time we are living through". European Journal of Workplace Innovation 3.1 2017
Richard Ennals, Björn Nelson, Anders Ingwald, Viktoria Johansson and Victor Lagercrantz. "Coping with Social Learning: Social and Economic Change through Engagement". In eds. Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen, Halvor Holtskog and Richard Ennals. Coping with the Future: Rethinking Assumptions for Society, Business and Work. Routledge, London 2018 (in press)