Roger Säljö

Roger Säljö
Professor, University of Gothenberg

Bio and Research Interest

Roger Säljö is a professor at the University of Gothenberg (Sweden).  Since 2006 he has served as the Director of the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS), a national center of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council. In recent years, he has worked extensively with issues that concern how the so-called new technologies transform human learning practices inside and outside formal schooling. In this field, he has been responsible for the national research program, LearnIT, funded by the Knowledge Foundation.  He is is one of the founding editors of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. 

Professor Säljö has also been engaged in interdisciplinary work with colleagues from a range of different disciplines including medicine and health care, various natural sciences, linguistics and several others. He specializes in research on learning, interaction, and human development in a sociocultural perspective.  Much of his work is related to issues of how people learn to use cultural tools and how they acquire competences and skills that are foundational to learning in a socially and technologically complex society.


University of Gothenberg, 1975


Maiktalo, A. & Säljö, R. (2017).  Struggling with powerful conceptual reifications: cognitive socialization when learning to reason as an economist.  In Å. Mäkitalo., P. Linell & R. Säljö (Eds.), Memory practices and learning – interactional, institutional and sociocultural perspectives (pp. 201-229). 

Hillman, T., & Säljö, R. (2016). Learning, knowing and opportunities for participation: Technologies and communicative practices. Learning, Media and Technology, 41(2), 306-309

Säljö, R. (2015). Lärande: en introduktion till perspektiv och metaforer. Malmö: Gleerups.

Wallerstedt, C., Pramling, N., & Säljö, R. (2015). Micro-genetic development of timing in a child. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal, 22(3), 251-268.

Säljö, R. (2015). From online learning to online lives: The first decade of QWERTY and some issues for the future. QWERTY, 10(1), 37-46.

Pramling, N., & Säljö, R. (2015). The clinical interview: The child as a partner in conversations versus the child as an object of research. In S. Robson & S. Flannery Quinn (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of young childrens’s thinking and understanding (pp. 87-95). London: Routledge.


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