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Airi Rovio-Johansson


Airi Rovio-Johansson
+46 31 786 2039

Postal Address: Box 603, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13, plan 3 , 41125 Göteborg
Duties: Researcher

Gothenburg Research Institute (More Information)
Box 603
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 5619
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13, plan 3 , 411 25 Göteborg

About Airi Rovio-Johansson

My interest in human behaviour, action and learning in different educations, professions, and in different life-periods, influenced my selection of education at university level. I have education as professional Psychologist and as professional Teacher (subject specialist). Next step is the degree as Licentiate of Philosophy in Education and thereafter Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Sciences. I was approved as Associate Professor in Educational Sciences 2006 at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at University of Gothenburg.

I have an interest in interdisciplinary phenomena and interdisciplinary research. In my research, I focus on how people make sense of communication, talks, and meetings in professional public and private organizations. My research fields are: organizational change processes; students’ sustainable learning processes in education; organizing of subject content, teaching and lecturer’s professional development in higher education; sustainable intercultural and intergenerational lifelong learning.

 At GRI, I am senior researcher, PhD supervisor, and Lecturer in Educational sciences. In European University Association (EUA in 1994-2014), I have jointly with colleagues developed a Quality Assurance System named ’Institutional Evaluation Programme: Performance in Research, Performance in Teaching Quality, and Innovation’ for national (initial stage) and international Higher Education in European countries belonging to European Union (EU).

I have published articles in international and national journals; like books and book chapters published by international and national Publishing Houses.


On other web sites

Research areas

  • Organizing change processes
  • Qualitative methods
  • Learning as intercultural and Intergenerational Lifelong learning

Research in progress

  • Changing teaching, changing teachers through Variation Theory and patterns of variation., Aug/19 - Dec/22

Teaching areas

  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Learning processes and teaching processes

Selected publications

Variation in approaches to lesson analysis - alterntive tools for the reconstruction of teaching
Rovio-Johansson, Airi
International Journal of Lesson and Learning Studies, Vol 7 No. 2, 78-84, 2018

Experiences of practice-based learning in phenomenographic perspective
Rovio-Johansson, Airi
Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol 30 No. 1, 48-64, 2018

Students’ Knowledge Progression: Sustainable Learning in Higher Education
Rovio-Johansson, Airi
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 28:3, s. 427-439, 2016

Continuity and Development in the Phenomenography and Variation Theory Tradition
Rovio-Johansson, Airi, Ingerman, Åke
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 60:3, s. 257-271, 2016

An Application of Variation Theory of Learning in Higher Education
Rovio-Johansson, Airi
Malcolm Tight & Jeroen Huisman (Eds.) Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Vol. 9, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, s. 261-279, 2013

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Exploring Teaching in Higher Education from a Learning Perspective in Management Accounting.
Airi Rovio-Johansson
The 16th Nordic Academy of Management Meeting 2001, August 16 - 18, 2001, Uppsala Universitet. Uppsala, Sweden., Conference paper 2001
Conference paper


Teaching in Higher Education from a Learning Perspective
Airi Rovio-Johansson
The conference on 'Innovations in Higher Education 2000', August 30 - September 2, 2000, University of Helsinki. Helsingfors: Finland., Conference paper 2000
Conference paper


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