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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2018–2019
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DPEDUA.1B Studies of expansive learning: Foundations, findings and challenges 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
Kasvatus ja yhteiskunta -tohtoriohjelma
Faculty of Education

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students will
-master the distinctive key characteristics of expansive learning within the broad field of the learning sciences
-be aware of ways in which educators and educational researchers can detect, foster and support expansive learning
-be able to carry out analyses of expansive learning

General description

The students will be introduced to:

-the theory of expansive learning and its epistemological underpinnings

-the differences between this and other approaches to learning

-the specific methods of formative interventions and data analysis derived from the theory


The students will be encouraged to:

-explore links between the conceptual and methodological resources of expansive learning and their own doctoral research


Teaching methods

Lectures, discussions, hands-on tasks, and student presentations

Modes of study

Participation in the lectures and discussions, and completion of assignments

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Annalisa Sannino, Teacher responsible


10-Jan-2019 – 14-Mar-2019
Lectures 16 hours
Studies of expansive learning
Thu 10-Jan-2019 at 14-16, Pinni B3109
Thu 17-Jan-2019 at 14-16, Virta 327
Thu 24-Jan-2019 at 14-16, Virta 327
Thu 31-Jan-2019 at 14-16, Virta 327
Thu 7-Feb-2019 at 14-16, Virta 327
Thu 14-Feb-2019 at 14-16, Virta 327
Thu 7-Mar-2019 at 14-16, Virta 327
Thu 14-Mar-2019 at 14-16, Virta 327



Evaluation criteria

Evaluation criteria

Active participation in the lectures and in the discussions, quality of the submitted assignments and of the argumentation in the classroom presentations

Study materials

Nummijoki, J., Engeström, Y., & Sannino, A. (2018). Defensive and expansive cycles of learning: A study of home care encounters. Journal of the Learning Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/10508406.2017.1412970


Sannino, A. & Engeström, Y. (2017). Co-generation of societally impactful knowledge in Change Laboratories. Management Learning, 48(1), 80-96.


Sannino, A., Engeström, Y., & Lemos, M. (2016). Formative interventions for expansive learning and transformative agency. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 25(4), 599-633.


Sannino, A., Engeström, Y., & Lahikainen, J. (2016). The dialectics of authoring expansive learning: Tracing the long tail of a Change Laboratory. Journal of Workplace Learning, 28(4), 245-262.

Engeström, Y. & Sannino, A. (2010). Studies of expansive learning: Foundations, findings and future challenges. Educational Research Review, 5, 1-24.

Additional study materials from literature and from case studies will be provided during the course.


Further information

Max 20 students.