Power and Knowledge

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It is quite impossible to think about and act on education without the aid of expert knowledges. Since the establishment of education as a discipline, scientific concepts and theories have operated as a form of territorialization: in policy and curriculum discourses they have rendered the field of education, from the interaction of student and a teacher to the education system, as a governable whole. This is also how they enable and transform particular forms of power in education. At the same time, discourses of education expand and travel through the increasingly pedagogized societies and redefine the governable subjects in numerous contexts and institutions.

Researchers in POISED study the power-knowledge relation in academic, curriculum and policy discourses in their contemporary and historical forms.

Ongoing projects in Power and Knowledge:

Educational Imprisonment

Laclauian reflections on the politics of education and Finnish education policy

Knowledges of well-being in education

Towards better academia: Strategic leadership and experiences of academic community during the Tampere3 university merger

Publications under this theme:

Baker, B. & Saari, A. 2019. A picture speaks a thousand words? Vision, visuality, authorization. Educational Philosophy and Theory. Online first version: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/fZ4uniRiW8g83nMzptrn/full?target=10.1080/00131857.2019.1624524

Harni, E., Nikkola, T. & Saari, A. 2018. Rakenteen ja kokemuksen komplementaarisuus laadullisen aineiston tulkinnassa ja analyysissa. Aikuiskasvatus 38 (1), 30-45.

Heikkinen, H. L. T. & Tomperi, T. 2018. Mitä pitäisi ajatella (suomen) kielestä (kasvatus)tieteessä? Kasvatus 2/2018, 167–175. https://ktl.jyu.fi/fi/julkaisut/kasvatus/kasvatus_2_2018_heikkinen-tomperi.pdf 

Piattoeva, N. & Saari, A. 2018. The Infrastructures of Objectivity in Standardized Testing. In B. Maddox (ed.) International Large-Scale Assessments in Education: Insider Research Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury.

Ropo, E, Värri V-M. (2018). Complex conversations on curriculum : Ghosts and the five C’s revisited. Teoksessa Quinn Molly (toim.) Complexifying curriculum studies : Reflections on the generative and generous gifts of William E. Doll, Jr.. New York & London: Routledge, 182–190.

Saari, A. 2019. Transference and the Gateless Barrier: A Relational Approach to Contemplative Education. Journal of Transformative Education. Online first version: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1541344619863566

Saari, A. 2019. Out of the box: behaviourism and the mangle of practice. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 40(1), 109-121.

Saari, A. 2018. Emotionalities of rule in pedagogical mindfulness literature. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion 15 (2), 141-154.

Saari, A. & Säntti, J. 2018. The rhetoric of the ‘digital leap’ in Finnish educational policy documents. European Educational Research Journal 17(3), 442-457.

Saari, A. & Tervasmäki, T. (in press) Mirror for the People – Disruptions and Aporias in National Curriculum Documents.  Historia de la Educaciòn.

Saari A. Tervasmäki T., Värri V.-M. 2017. Opetussuunnitelma valtiollisen yhtenäisyyden rakentajana. In  Autio Tero, Hakala Liisa, Kujala Tiina (eds.) Opetussuunnitelmatutkimus : Keskustelunavauksia suomalaiseen kouluun ja opettajankoulutukseen. Tampere: Tampere University Press, 83–108

Tervasmäki, T. 2018. Tasa-arvoa yksilö vai yhteisö edellä? Perusopetuksen opetussuunnitelman perusteiden 2014 tasa-arvokäsitys. Teoksessa Risto Rinne, Nina Haltia, Sonia Lempinen & Tuuli Kaunisto (toim.) Eriarvoistuva maailma – tasa-arvoistava koulu? Kasvatusalan tutkimuksia. Jyväskylä: Suomen Kasvatustieteellinen Seura, 123–144.

Tervasmäki, T., Okkolin, M-A, Kauppinen, I. 2018. Changing the heart and soul? Inequalities in Finland’s current pursuit of a narrow education policy.  Policy Futures in Education. Published online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478210318811031 

Tervasmäki, T. & Tomperi, T. 2018. Koulutuspolitiikan arvovalinnat ja suunta satavuotiaassa Suomessa. niin & näin 2/2018, 164–200. http://www.netn.fi/node/7333.

Tomperi, T. 2019. Avoin julkaiseminen ja kotimaisen tiedekustantamisen tulevaisuus. niin & näin 1/2019, 89–97. http://netn.fi/sites/www.netn.fi/files/netn191-13.pdf