Karen Borgnakke

Karen Borgnakke

Research assistant, Professor emeritus.

Karen Borgnakke, dr.paed. cand.mag., Professor in Education, University of Copenhagen, 2005-. She has done research, taught and published in the fields of education and learning research. She has done fieldwork, case studies, participated in development projects and evaluation research, including projects on ICT and new strategies for organisational and pedagogical innovation in comprehensive school, upper secondary school and in higher education. She has more than 30 years experience with developing research methodology in education and learning research, including comprehensive experience with research education.

In the academic career Karen Borgnakke has been Associate Professor, 1989 - 2000 at The Danish University of Education. 2001- 2005 Professor in General Education, University of Southern Denmark. 1996 – 2000. She was member of the Danish Research Council of Humanities. 1998 – 2001, Head of Doctoral Programmes at The Danish University of Education. 1996-, Research supervision and teaching at Ph.d level at Danish and Nordic universities and member of national and international network developing doctoral courses.

Member of the PhD Council, the faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, 2007-2015. Member of the educational board Media, Cognition and Communication, UCPH 2016 – 2019.

Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Jan-Febr. 2009, Stanford University Oct. 2010, University of Michigan Nov. 2012, University of San Francisco, Oct.2013, University of Alberta Nov. 2015, University of Graz Nov. 2016. Member of The Industrial PhD Programme Committee, 2009 - 2014, Member of The Strategic Research Council Programme Committee Education and Creativity, 2011-.2013. External EU-projects, networks: Creative Learning and Student’s Perspective, CLASP- EU project, Socrates Programme, 2003-2006, Network in Professions and Professionalization, funded by The Danish Research Council of Humanities (2003-2005). From 2006 It-based strategies for organisational development, learning and evaluation, funded by The Danish Ministry of Education, Network in IT & Learning in Academia, ITAKA University of Copenhagen. 2007-2010. From 2011- network Project Ethnographic studies in innovative learning contexts. Research Consultant University College VIA, Aarhus Viborg, 2012-2018.

Member of expert panels in national, Nordic and international context, fx The National Agency for Higher Education, Sweden, 2005, 2009; the research council in Norway 2010, 2016, and in Sweden 2017, 2021.

Editorial Board, Member, Regional editor Northern Europe Ethnography and Education, Routledge, ECER Network co-ordinator, European Association for Education Research.

From 2010-2022: Director The research group Ethnographic studies in innovative learning contexts, Dept. Communication, UCPH.

Head supervisor of PhD students at Dept. Communication, PhD school at the faculty of Humanities, co-supervisor of PhD- students at Graduate school of Health and Medical Sciences. Mentor for visiting scholars.

Professor Emerita 2022

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