The course is organized in collaboration between the Nordic Network for Researcher in Cultural, Political and Social Perspectives on Science Education (CPSSE) at Malmö University, and the doctoral program "Health Education, Organisations and Ethics" at the Faculty of School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology.

That thinking and learning happen in the mind, and that the body has no role to play in human thinking and thus learning is an assumption under revision. From embodied cognition to recent post-human neo materialism, a diversity of theoretical perspectives claim that body and mind are inseparable and that human thinking is rooted in both. Such an assumption has several implication for research in all fields of Educational research.

The course intends to explore two contemporary theoretical perspectives that give an account of the centrality of the body for understanding human thinking, and their implications for educational research, in particular in the fields of the natural, health and sport sciences.

Organizing team:
Associate Professor Malin Ideland and Associate Professor Claes Malmberg, Malmö University

Associate Professor Kathrin Otrel-Cass and Professor Paola Valero, Aalborg University.

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Associate Professor Elizabeth de Freitas, Adelphi University, USA (

Senior lecturer Marie Öhman, Örebro University, Sweden (


Time: October 8th to 10th 2013

Place: Aalborg University, Aalborg Campus

Number of seats: 30

Deadline for registration: September 15, 2013