Affiliated researcher Thomas Winman

Högskolan Väst

My research is theoretically based in a sociocultural and activity-theoretical idea tradition and addresses issues of communicative, cognitive socialization and knowledge production in institutional environments. It includes an interest in how people develop knowledge – how they acquire, collectively maintain and generate knowledge and attitudes – within the framework of various organizations and institutions in society. My interest is based on the constitution of local work practices where people, artifacts and discourses are studied in situ. It is part of the work-integrated learning, where I study the prerequisites of the work and how professional and organizational knowledge is developed and understood.