Symposium: Post-approaches to education and teacher education

Activity: Talk or presentationConference presentation


This symposium discusses various topics within educational research inspired by post-approaches. As an umbrella term, post-approaches relate to ontological turns, questioning ontological and epistemological assumptions of a human-centred worldview and thus, radically shaking how knowledge, learning, and teaching are understood. As knowledge-creation includes relational, material, and affective matters and doings and happens in relations between humans and nonhumans (Taylor, 2016), post-approaches shake who matters and what counts as knowledge in education and teacher education. As such, this symposium concerns re-thinking education and teacher education as doings and becomings with/in a more-than-human world.

The symposium includes four presentations (15 minutes), ending with provocations to invite the audience to consider otherness and different ways of doing/becoming/knowing during an academic conference. After the presentations, a discussant will think with the presentations and topics (25 minutes).


Organiser-chair: Charlotta Hilli & Sofia Jusslin, Åbo Akademi University

Presenters: Kaisa Korpinen (University of Turku), Jenny Renlund (University of Helsinki), Jenny Byman (University of Helsinki), Mindy Svenlin (Åbo Akademi University), and Alexandra Nordström (University of Helsinki)

Discussant: Annika Pastuhov (Åbo Akademi University)
Period8 May 2023
Event titleNoFa9 – The 9th Nordic Conference on Subject Education: NoFa9
Event typeConference
LocationVasa, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational