Education is a freely accessible, full-text, peer-reviewed, international journal that seeks out clear and significant contributions that further debate on educational issues. Education is interpreted in a wide manner and includes human development, learning, school education, formal and informal education, vocational education, industry training and lifelong learning. Articles are published from teachers, administrators, professors, graduate students, policy-makers, and education specialists.

Thomas Hansson

Editorial Board Member of Education

Associate Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Research Areas

Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, ICT, Systems Thinking, Learning Organizations


2001Ph.DLulea University of Technology
1974M.ScUmea University


2008Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management (MAM), Docent in Pedagogy
2007Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management (MAM), Lecturer in Pedagogy
2008Lifelong Learning Program, KA3-ICT. DG EAC/30/2007 (EACEA, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency)
2007Comenius (EACEA/P1/BH/cs(2007)D102812) EUROPEAN COMMISSION Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency. Lifelong Learning: Comenius, Grundtvig, ICT and Languages
2004Socrates/Erasmus (EAC/60/02OJ 2002/C 211/02). EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, Education. Assessment Expert
2005-2007University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Religious Studies, Lecturer in Pedagogical Work
2002-2005 University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Pedagogical Research and Development, Lecturer in Pedagogical Work
2000-2001Malardalen University College, R&D Centre for pedagogical work (CPA), Development Leader in Teacher Education
1975-1996Upper secondary school teacher (Swedish and English) Pitea Municipality

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Hansson, T. (2011). Form, innehall och reflektion i bloggar. M. Alexandersson & T. Hansson (Red.). Unga natmiljoer. Nya villkor for samarbete och larande. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
[2]  Hansson, T., Carey, G., & Kjartansson, R. (2010). A Multiple Software Approach to Understanding Values. International Journal of Beliefs and Values. Taylor & Francis. 285-300.
[3]  Hansson, T. (2010). Tracking Values in Web based Student Teacher Exchanges. International Journal of Information Technology and the Systems Approach, 3(2) (July)
[4]  Hansson, T. (2010). Digital kompetens i yrkeslararutbildningen. Projektet Ung kommunikation. Rapportserie 2010:2. Blekinge tekniska hogskola.
[5]  Hansson, T. (2010). Samgaende av sektioner i Kommunal Blekinge-en processutvardering. Rapportserie 2010:1. Blekinge tekniska hogskola.
[6]  Hansson, T. (2010). Co-construction of Learning Objects: Management and Structure. S. Wallis (Ed.). Cybernetics and Systems Theory in Management: Tools, Views and Advancements. New York: IGI Global.
[7]  Hansson, T. (2009). Didaktik och manniskokunskap. T. Hansson (Red.). Didaktik for yrkeslarare. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
[8]  Hansson, T. (2009). Learning Objects and Focus Groups on Zing. IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. Algarve, Portugal, 17-23 June, 2009.
[9]  Hansson, T. (2008). Communication and Relation Building in Social Systems. T. Hansson (Ed.). Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods and
[10]  Hansson, T. (2008). Democracy, Method and Valid Knowledge. Nordisk Pedagogik, 1/2, 15-29.
[11]  Hansson, T. (2007). Game playing and systems thinking. M. Iskander (Ed.). Innovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment and Engineering Education. Dordrecht: Springer. 379-389.
[12]  Hansson, T. (2006). I Sverige skriver vi 'avtal' og i Danmark snakker vi sammen. Ny Viden. Nr 3.
[13]  Hansson, T. (2006). Workplace Logics, Kinds of Knowledge and Action Research. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 19(2), 189-200.
[14]  Hansson, T. & van Heugten, L. (2006). Collaborative writing in a software game: re-enacting a Vygotskian design. ACTA/IASTED. Advanced Technology for Learning, 3(1), 1-7.
[15]  Hansson, T. (2005). Project method for educators. T. Hansson et al. (Eds.). Tales on the Screen. Narrative Competence in Teacher Education. Odense, Syddansk Universitetsforlag. 41-55.
[16]  Hansson, T. & van Heugten, L. (2005). Game playing on the Internet: Communication, feedback and control. G. Chiazzese, M. Allegra, A. Chifari & S. Ottaviano (Eds.). Methods and Technologies for Learning. Southampton: WIT Press. 229-238.
[17]  Hansson, T. (2005). English as a second language on a virtual platform: Tradition and innovation in a new medium. Computer Assisted Language Learning, C.A.L.L, 18, Routledge, 63-79.
[18]  Hansson, T. (2004). Fri(villig) fostran och/eller valvilligt tvang. (Voluntary upbringing and/or benevolent persuasion). Didaktisk Tidskrift, 14(2/3), 91-111.
[19]  Hansson, T (2004). Qualitative Research on 'Mediated Dialogism' Among Nordic Project Educators. The Qualitative Report, 9(2), 280-300.
[20]  Hansson, T. (2003). Knud Illeris och klassisk teori. Syntetisering av forskningsperspektiv. (Knud Illeris and Classical Theory-A Synthesis of Perspectives on Research) Nordisk Pedagogik, Nr 3, 171-178.
[21]  Hansson, T. (2003). Learning by Action Research: A Policy for School Development. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 16(1), Kluwer, 37-51.
[22]  Hansson, T. (2002). Leadership by Activity Theory and Professional Development by Social Construction. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 15(5), Kluwer, 411-436.
[23]  Hansson, T. (2001) Kundorienterad verksamhetsutveckling, Processbaserad verksamhetsutveckling och verksamhetsstyrning. (Customer oriented-, process based-and controlled activity development) Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige. Goteborgs universitet. Institutionen for pedagogik och didaktik, 6(3), 62-67.
[24]  Hansson, T. (2001). Lararutbildning som nationellt uppdrag, men med vilket syfte? (Teacher education as a national assignment, but to what purpose?) Norsk Pedagogisk Tidskrift, 6/2001, Hogskolen i Oslo, Universitetsforlaget, 601-616.
[25]  Hansson, T. (2001). Aha! Foretagsamt larande. En skola for fornyelse. (Entrepreneurial learning. A school for innovation) Johannisson, Madsén & Wallentin. Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige. Goteborgs universitet, Institutionen for pedagogik och didaktik, 62-67.
[26]  Hansson, T. (2000). The Heart of Learning Organizations-Exploring Competence for Change in Schools. Centrum for forskning i larande, Lulea tekniska universitet.
[27]  Hansson, T. & Drugge, C. (2000). Utflykt i ett larande landskap-Kompetens, kultur, ledarskap och dialog. (Excursion in a learning landscape-Competence, culture, leadership and dialogue) E. Alerby, T. Kroksmark & P. Kansanen (Eds). Lara om larande. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 163-186.
[28]  Hansson, T. (1998). The Heart of Learning Organizations: The Challenge of Thinking and Doing. The Learner, 3(8), 4-6.
[29]  Hansson, T. (1988). Skrivnormer, strategi och produktionspragmatik. (Writing norms, strategy and pragmatics of text production) B-L Gunnarsson, C Liberg & S Wahlén (Eds.). Skrivande. Rapport fran ASLA:s nordiska symposium, Uppsala, 10-12 november 1988. 179-192.