Here you will find information about two of our ongoing and important projects and research areas, Welfare Workshop and DigiTal.
Welfare workshop is part of the vital research environment in University West that focus on work integrated learning (WIL). Within the welfare workshop focuses and develops knowledge on how welfare work is organized and coordinated within and between different social actors, and how knowledge is developed, legitimized and staged within and between professional groups.
Welfare Workshop "hub" knowledge is the interest of the welfare work, its conditions, associated programs, structures and forms of organization. These arepublic administration, health and social work and society digitization, and we work with knowledge, product, service, and assay development.
Welfare workshop is an arena for development where actors from the community, students, teachers and researchers meet to discuss, reflect and talk in order to learn from and with each other. The concept is based on co-production of knowledge which all collectively contribute to each other's development. We work intersectoral and interdisciplinary manner which contributes to the welfare of the workshop is an arena for Innovation, Teamwork, Openness and social benefit, which also is interwoven in different both educational and research projects.Within the welfare of the workshop, we have seminars, workshops and lectures, and through our innovation lab, we can develop both products and practices contribute to knowledge development as well as for social and regional development.
The results and insights that we develop is of great importance for the content and implementation of training for welfare workers, and for the development of activities and professions which are already active in welfare work. Also expected the results that we develop contribute to the theory and knowledge that are important for both professions specific knowledge domains that all disciplines in different ways, from different perspectives and with different interests is studying digitizing, work, knowledge and organization of welfare work.
Contact: Thomas Winman
Society characterized by rapid technological and complex digitization activities in several ways alters the conditions for learning, education, communication and knowledge management. This, in turn, often unforeseen consequences, creating both challenges and opportunities in the digitized society. Not least in the workplace is a shift driven by digitization and the four key factors for the success of future developments are: technology, organizational models, processes and skills. The question is how well the traditional images and understandings works that we have to describe, organize and regulate the working life of today? The area's complexity requires interdisciplinary research and the important challenges and opportunities are multiple.
This venture is a collaboration between University West, University of Gothenburg and the Västra Götaland region. The aim is to build a long-term viable and internationally leading research environment with a focus on the field learning in the digitized world of work. Through excellent research, we can support the region's players to meet the challenges and skill requirements that are created in a digitized work and provide an arena for innovation and development in the area.
Our research is organized in two thematic studios:
WIND studio addresses the new challenges of the welfare work as a consequence of the digitalization of the workplace, and social changes at national, regional and global levels. These changes impose new demands on learning, knowledge production and how societal institutions are organized.
CODE, Studio addresses the demands and needs of digital skills, strategies to address new skills requirements. Interest also involves education and lifelong learning in relation to the digitization of employment and training as well as design and development of ICT for learning, training and skills management.
Contact: Thomas Winman