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Larsson, Lars
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Larsson, A. & Larsson, L. (2021). Controversial Topics in Social Studies Teaching in Sweden. Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education (1), 1-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Controversial Topics in Social Studies Teaching in Sweden
2021 (English)In: Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, ISSN 2000-9879, no 1, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent international educational policy discussions, the importance of schools and teachers dealing with controversial societal issues has been highlighted as the role of such issues in the liberal democracies has been discussed. However, we do not know much about the present situation in schools; which controversial issues that teachers choose to bring up in teaching, and how these are related to the curriculum. In this article, we present, based on 80 teachers’ survey answers, which controversial issues are being dealt with in Swedish social studies subjects in grades 7–9, and we analyse them comparatively between the subjects and in relation to the curriculum. The study shows that teachers in different ways combine topical problems with curriculum objectives in their transformation of contents into classroom teaching. Based on how the findings of this study can be related to previous discussions about controversial issues education, we argue that to be able to explain the teachers’ choices, we need to develop the conceptual and educational theories on this matter to more involve what takes place among the students and in everyday classroom realities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2021
Keywords
controversial issues education, comparative perspective, civics, geography, history, religious education, Sweden
National Category
Educational Sciences Didactics
Research subject
education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-186685 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2021-08-18Bibliographically approved
Svedmark, E., Larsson, L., Nilsson Sandin, P., Lundmark Weinz, J. & Brink, S. (2021). Undervisning i Covid-tider: erfarenheter från Umeå universitet. Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Undervisning i Covid-tider: erfarenheter från Umeå universitet
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2021 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå universitet, 2021. p. 31
Keywords
Högskolepedagogik, Covid, Undervisning, Examination
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-187682 (URN)
Available from: 2021-09-17 Created: 2021-09-17 Last updated: 2021-09-20Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L. & Müller, D. (2019). Coping with second home tourism: responses and strategies of private and public service providers in western Sweden. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(16), 1958-1974
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coping with second home tourism: responses and strategies of private and public service providers in western Sweden
2019 (English)In: Current Issues in Tourism, ISSN 1368-3500, E-ISSN 1747-7603, Vol. 22, no 16, p. 1958-1974Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Second homes have increasingly gained academic attention, not least within tourism research. Nevertheless, most studies have addressed the topic from the perspective of the second home owners, highlighting issues such as motivation for second home ownership, use patterns, geographical location, and meanings of second homes. Even the impacts of second homes have mainly been addressed as the accumulated outcome of their owners’ decisions. Hence, second homes have mainly been conceptualized as personal/family projects. Relatively little research has been done on the ways local communities cope with second home tourism. This is the departure point for this paper, with the purpose of analysing coping strategies among public and private stakeholders regarding second home tourism. It is argued that communities have various ways of coping, ranging from resistance to resource utilization. The proposed conceptual framework is empirically applied to the case of the Swedish West Coast. In an interview survey of public and private service providers, different strategies are identified. The results of the survey indicate that second home owners are increasingly seized on as a resource that can be utilized for business development. Ultimately, institutional preconditions imply that second homes remain a challenge for local municipalities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
second homes, tourism impacts, community, coping, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145194 (URN)10.1080/13683500.2017.1411339 (DOI)000481930700003 ()2-s2.0-85037985006 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 251- 2007-2042
Available from: 2018-02-22 Created: 2018-02-22 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L. (2017). Planering, progression, profession: hur studenter blir planerare. Högre Utbildning, 7(1), 85-97
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Planering, progression, profession: hur studenter blir planerare
2017 (Swedish)In: Högre Utbildning, E-ISSN 2000-7558, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 85-97Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

De kunskaper som utvecklas med stöd i de nationella examensmålen för värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt är de som ligger närmast den professionella identiteten. Denna kunskapskategori ges begränsat utrymme i de förväntade studieresultat som examineras inom samhällsplanerarprogrammet vid Umeå universitet. Trots detta får studenterna anställning som planerare, ofta kort efter att de tagit sin kandidatexamen. Syftet med denna studie är därför att undersöka hur kunskapsmässig progression underbyggs avseende värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt i en planerarutbildning med kulturgeografi som huvudområde. I denna artikel redovisas en analys av samhällsplanerarprogrammet. De kurser i kulturgeografi som ingår i programmet analyseras utifrån förväntade studieresultat, läraktiviteter och examinationsformer i syfte att spåra den planerade progressionen. Särskild uppmärksamhet ägnas kunskapskategorin värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt. Resultaten diskuteras utifrån en modell för att förstå vilka typer av kunskaper som används vid avvägningar och beslut i planeringsprofessionen. Analysen visar att samhällsplanerarprogrammets planerade progression följer principen att först ge studenterna breda ämneskunskaper, därefter utveckla metodfärdigheter och mot slutet utveckla mer komplexa och handlingsinriktade kunskaper. Den visar också att den planerade progressionen är begränsad i att underbygga normativa aspekter av studenternas värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2017
Keywords
kunskapsformer, planerad progression, förväntade studieresultat, kandidatprogram, planering
National Category
Human Geography Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145193 (URN)10.23865/hu.v7.974 (DOI)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-02-22 Created: 2018-02-22 Last updated: 2022-09-15Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L., Keskitalo, E. C. & Åkermark, J. (2016). Climate Change Adaptation and Vulnerability Planning within the Municipal and Regional System: Examples from Northern Sweden. Journal of Northern Studies, 10(1), 67-90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climate Change Adaptation and Vulnerability Planning within the Municipal and Regional System: Examples from Northern Sweden
2016 (English)In: Journal of Northern Studies, ISSN 1654-5915, E-ISSN 2004-4658, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 67-90Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The integration or mainstreaming of adaptation to climate change, while highly emphasized in the literature, is often operationally both very complex and places high requirements on resources for coordination in organizational units. This study reviews the development of integration of adaptation in the regional and local risk and vulnerability analysis processes, in the cases of the counties of Norrbotten and Västerbotten in Northern Sweden. The study concludes that adaptation as a non-binding and not specifically resourced policy area risks limited integration with existing measures. The Swedish distribution of authority and resourcing on adaptation, focusing on integrating adaptation within the municipal authority without specific funding, will thus constitute a limitation to integration and mainstreaming in particular in sparsely populated municipalities that despite limited tax bases are required to maintain the same municipal services as a larger municipality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå University, 2016
Keywords
adaptation to climate change, risk and vulnerability analyses, Sweden, Norrbotten, Västerbotten
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132879 (URN)10.36368/jns.v10i1.833 (DOI)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2017-03-23 Created: 2017-03-23 Last updated: 2024-03-08Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L., Wiberg, U. & Keskitalo, E. C. (2015). Contrasting territorial policy perspectives for Northern Sweden. Barents Studies, 2(1), 11-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contrasting territorial policy perspectives for Northern Sweden
2015 (English)In: Barents Studies, E-ISSN 2324-0652, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 11-33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Northern Sweden is increasingly influenced by competing social interests striving for advantages and claiming territorial influence through "scalar politics". The strategic deployment of scalar conceptions is an integral part of policy making and implementation. Increasing use of varying scalar conceptions follows from "new spatial planning" practices. Set territorial delineations and administrative responsibilities are opened up to complex associational relationships with varying spatial claims. Focusing on territorial policies, this paper examines what orientations there are in territorial policy development in and for northern Sweden. The 29 municipalities embraced by the two northernmost counties Norrbotten and Västerbotten are the geographical delimitation of the study. As the analysis shows, the dominating scalar constructs relate to national and EU territorial policies rather than to competing constructs focused on Nordic, Barents and Arctic territorialization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rovaniemi: The Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, 2015
Keywords
Territorial policy, scalar politics, spatial planning, northern Sweden, Arctic
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114070 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2021-09-27Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L. (2015). Kan det bli inne att vara ute i kulturgeografi?: Om exkursion som studerandeaktiv läraktivitet. In: Katarina Winka (Ed.), Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: gränslös kunskap. Paper presented at Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015 (pp. 34-35). Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kan det bli inne att vara ute i kulturgeografi?: Om exkursion som studerandeaktiv läraktivitet
2015 (Swedish)In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: gränslös kunskap / [ed] Katarina Winka, Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet , 2015, p. 34-35Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet, 2015
Series
Skriftserie från Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL) ; 2015:1
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114124 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Conference
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2021-11-09Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L. (2015). Lär vi planerarstudenter att planera?. In: Katarina Winka (Ed.), Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: gränslös kunskap. Paper presented at Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015 (pp. 36-37). Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lär vi planerarstudenter att planera?
2015 (Swedish)In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: gränslös kunskap / [ed] Katarina Winka, Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet , 2015, p. 36-37Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet, 2015
Series
Skriftserie från Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL) ; 2015:1
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114125 (URN)
Conference
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2021-11-09Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L., Fuller, T. & Pletsch, C. (2012). Business and Community Approaches to Rural Development: Comparing Government-To-Local Approaches. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 7(2), 152-169
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Business and Community Approaches to Rural Development: Comparing Government-To-Local Approaches
2012 (English)In: Journal of Rural and Community Development, E-ISSN 1712-8277, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 152-169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Canadian Community Futures Program and the European Union program for rural development, LEADER, are similar in their ambitions to boost rural development at community level through state intervention. Each program offers universal coverage, external funding and a set of regulations to be adjusted to local circumstances through local action. Economic development and an increased local capacity to act are important ambitions. When comparing the two programs differences become evident. The Community Futures focus on short term business development through revolving loans, counseling and community projects, whereas LEADER have a mid- to long term perspective in creating development oriented networks through project funding. In evaluating and learning from these programs, this paper argues that mainly core objectives (economic and employment outputs) are measured and accounted for whereas outcomes such as community performance, leadership development, community cohesion, confidence building and youth engagement often are neglected. The latter are of greater importance for the continued pursuit of establishing learning communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brandon University, 2012
Keywords
rural development, community economic development, rural governance, Community Futures, LEADER
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98679 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-01-26 Created: 2015-01-26 Last updated: 2024-03-06Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L. & Robertsson, L. (2012). Delårsboende i norra Bohuslän: rapport från en intervjustudie.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Delårsboende i norra Bohuslän: rapport från en intervjustudie
2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 67
Series
GERUM, ISSN 1402-5205
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98680 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-01-26 Created: 2015-01-26 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
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