Conference: Learning in Professional Networks


Learning in Professional Networks

Date: November 19th, 2019

(Registration Deadline November 4, 10:00 AM)

Conference: 09:30-17:00
Reception and Networking: 17:00-18:00 


Keynote speakers:

  • Alison Littlejohn:‘A glimpse of the future: Networked Professional Learning‘
  • Thomas Ryberg: ‘Networked Learning and Professional Development – Challenges for Design and Education‘
  • Nina Bonderup Dohn: ‘Designing for Networked Learning in Professional Development – what and why?‘
  • Yishay Mor: ‘A Pedagogical-Epistemic Domain Language for Networked Professional Learning‘

Lifelong learning is more than a fancy catchphrase, it is an ever growing and widespread demand in the contemporary labour market. This demand for professional development is driven by employees and employers alike who experience the emergence of a new professionalism. This new professionalism calls for the ability to continually and flexibly adjust and readjust one's professional practices in order to account for the impact of new knowledge, methods, technologies and digitalized practices. This calls for flexible professional learning and development that does not substitute existing educational programmes but build on and extend them. There are no shortcuts for professional development in a world of hypercomplexity and knowledge networks.

In this one-day conference we will explore and inquire into the possibilities, potentials and challenges of new formats of flexible networked professional development triggered, supported or mediated by digital technologies. In relation to the changed landscape of professional development, networked learning can be considered an important perspective in understanding, developing and supporting such new practices, methods and routines. Networked learning might be helpful in grasping and articulating such complex knowledge forms and innovative behaviours that are in high demand on the contemporary labour market.

To help us think through these issues, the underlying basis of this conference is the newly published book Networked Professional Learning - Emerging and Equitable Discourses for Professional Development, which several of the invited speakers have contributed to.

The conference is offered by:


CUDiM, Arts,

Aarhus University

Nobelparken, Building 1483, Floor 6.