Kjartan Skogly KversøyUniversity of South-Eastern Norway | USN · Department of Educational Science
Kjartan Skogly Kversøy
Doctor of Philosophy
Currently co-creating knowledge through development and research together with people with intellectual disabilities.
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My main research interests are participation in education and research, action research, guidance and practical ethics. Currently I am involving people with an intellectual disability in social entrepreneurship. I have my main work connected to guidance, coaching and ethics. I have published books, articles and research reports about participation, career guidance, coaching, resolving interpersonal conflicts, practical ethics, peer-to-peer guidance, development work, action research and group learning. In 2015, I won a prize, at what is now Oslo Metropolitan University, for my project - INDIMICRO - Intellectually Disabled Microbankers. INDIMICRO has participated in financing more than 5000 projects.
August 2019 - April 2022
- Research about and with action research, participation, vocational pedagogy, higher education didactics, ethics, empowerement and grounded theory
September 2016 - August 2019
- Professor (Associate)
- Teaching the master program in career guidance, in the subjects ethics, action research, development work and vocational pedagogy.
September 2011 - August 2016
- Professor (Associate)
- Research about and with action research, participation, vocational pedagogy, higher education didactics and grounded theory
September 2011 - November 2015
September 2000 - June 2001
Part one of this book is about leading and organizing cooperation through tools from the field of guidance. The aim is both effective cooparation and contructive conflict. Part two is about learning processes in groups to facilitate better handeling of conflicts. The aim is to learn how to move from a destructive conflict to a construktive conflict...
This article is about the challenge of communication via smartphones and tablets by people with intellectual disabilities (ID). We will give special attention to persons that struggle with verbal communication. One of our co-researchers, the fourth author, has a severe ID. She cannot read, write or use voice assisted technology in any functional ma...
Belonging is to be included through participation and by getting opportunities for giving something back. Belonging is hanging out with people who know you. Interdependency is not a special challenge for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, it is a central feature of human relationships. Pushing the boundaries for inclusion is t...
Most people want to do what is right and good and avoid to do what is wrong or evil. Mostly this works well. We do what we feel and think is right and good and it work well enough. The problem arises when we feel doubt or when we ask ourselves: "Might I be wrong?" This book presents a toolbox of nine basic ethical perspectives. They will not provid...
This is a short version, in English, of the SWiT-model (SØT-modellen) as it is explained in the original Norwegian article.
The paper is about ethical reflection as one way of developing new strategies for making inclusion and belonging possible for all children in in this county in Norway.
In the summer of 1827, John Williamson decided to take a bold leap into the future. He wanted to establish his own business. Williamson was a textile dealer. He had found a great property. It was in an ideal location for what he was going to do. The signature of John Williamson together with his own slightly indistinct varnish seal Another John, th...
This is the story about two young boys age ten. They are experiencing the joy of writing a book for the first time.
This is the true story about the bank that is claimed to have started globalization. The story stretches form 1777 to 1850 and the key person is Frederick Huth. The bank is Huth & Co. This is the link to the story in the original Norwegian language: https://fyllepenna.no/kjartaniske-vers-hvordan-starte-en-global-bank-med-dyppepenn-papir-og-folk-du...
This is a letter that is probably written by a teenager in 1856. The young man is in trouble and he is writing to his father for advice.
This is the true story about "The Hatter's Fued" (1851). The investigation starts with a letter between to friends. The story is also about why mercury made hatters mad and the early fight for workers rights in Norway.
This is the story about a very special envelope. I was sent from one of the members of the Norwegian parlament in 1862. It is one of the very first mashine made envelopes ever sent in Norway. This text also explores the history of the envelope.
This is the story of Dr. Armand Hammer. He contributed to building pencil factories in the Soviet Union between 1925-1930. Of many he was considered the favorite capitalist of Lenin.
Creating knowledge of value One way of translating the Norwegian word for science is knowledge creation. The Norwegian word for scientist can then be understood as knowledge creator. In this understanding of science, is it reasonable to claim that our co-researcher Sofie is a scientist? We claim yes, and we urge you also to consider the next questi...
This text is about a letter written Christmas eve 1840. The Norwegian Baron Fredrik Wilhelm Wedel-Jarlsberg is trying to get hold of a good tutor for his children. The letter is written with feather quill and iron gall ink on paper made from textile. This is written 15 years before we get stamps in Norway.
This is about the history of a pencil from 1862
This article explores the emerging promise touchscreen devices hold for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Many individuals with ID that struggle to read, write or use voice assisted strategies can use touchscreen devices in many aspects of their lives. Research has shown that touchscreen technology is available, easy to use and can o...
About pencils used on German submarines during WW2
The fictional story about the larger cousin of the long-nosed animal. The side story is about drawing with dip pen and ink.
A fictional story about the long-nosed animals in Langesund. The side story is about drawing with dip pen.
Individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities struggle to acquire and appropriately use social skills to improve the quality of their lives. These critical skills can be difficult to teach because they are context dependent and many students are not motivated to engage in instruction to learn them. The use of multi-modal technologies...
About quality pencils and pencils that give happiness. What is the worlds best pencil?
This is a handwritten letter to a grandmother that lives in Lier in Norway. It is also about further developing your handwriting. The handwritten text is in Norwegian, but the shaping of the alphabet shoul be easy to understand.
This is a story about the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. It is a violin with 8-9 strings made for traditional Norwegian folk music. Also it is about a fountain pen that was made in Norway. There are many similarities between the fountain pen and the fiddle.
This text is about how to create meaning in life through writing daily texts.
This is an article about my love for handwriting and handwriting tools
This was a guest lecture at the master program in education management where I presented my research.
This text is a follow-up to our article published in the 2018 edition (Volume 7) of the Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning (Kversøy & Kversøy 2018). The article was then aimed at exploring career possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities. In this article we want to elaborate on one of our discoveries mentioned in the art...
We have presented a video about touchscreen technology used by people with an intellectual disability. We are a group consisting both of people with intellectual disabilities and without. We are collaborating with the aim to develop possible uses of touchscreen devises when the user neither can read, write or manage use voice assisted solutions. Ou...
This is a video presentation. The video is about how youth with intellectual disabilities can make use of touchscreen devices in different ways. It is important to know that in this case the young person with an intellectual disability can not read, write or control her device through speech. This makes the use very challenging. It is also importan...
Denne artikkelen handler om forskerens forhold til dem som involveres direkte i forskningen. I aksjonsforskningsprosjekter kalles de gjerne deltagere eller medforskere. I andre typer prosjekter kalles de ofte informanter. Enten det handler om den ene eller andre formen for forskning, kan det være grunner for å se nærmere på forholdet mellom forskni...
This article is about exploring career possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities. My coresearcher has an intellectual disability. We are not claiming any definite conclusions, but want to share some of our experiences, discoveries, and reflections. There are several special challenges for my coresearcher since she can only read a few...
This chapter is about people in the same situation facilitating career guidance to each other. The chapter is discussing the possibilities and strenghts of peer-to-peer guidance between young people age 14 to 16. This chapter points to empirical data were young people, with just basic training in career guidance, make a real difference in each othe...
This article is about children with intellectual disabilities that in Norway have the right to upper secondary education. Often they attend special classes were the main focus i ADL (Activities of Daily Living). Parents are asking for more ambitions on behalf of these children. Among these ambitions are future work. There are both normal workplaces...
When development work actually works. Developing the lower secondary subject «Educational Choice» through relevant and concrete action by the people it concerns. Original Norwegian title: Når utviklingsarbeid nytter. Faget Utdanningsvalg i utvikling gjennom at mange relevante parter bidrar med konkrete tiltak.
The presentation is about developing the obligatory Norwegian lower secondary subject "Educational Choice" through development work were students, teachers and leaders are all active participants. This subject is obligatory for students that are normally 14-16 years of age.
The lower secondary subject «Educational Choice» in the light of history, politics and ethics. A subject for reflecting, exploring and developing what a meningful and good everyday life can be for the person it concerns.Original Norwegian title: Utdanningsvalg sett i lys av historie, politikk og etikk. Et fag for å reflektere over, utforske og videreutvikle hva et godt liv og en meningsfull hverdag kan være for den enkelte.
The lower secondary subject «Educational Choice» in the light of history, politics and ethics. A subject for reflecting, exploring and developing what a meaningful and good everyday life can be for the person it concerns. Original Norwegian title: Utdanningsvalg sett i lys av historie, politikk og etikk. Et fag for å reflektere over, utforske og vi...
This chapter is about the lower secondary subject "Educational Choice" in Norwegian schools. The chapter points to this subject at a place for personal growth and a free space for reflection, exploration and good choices.
This dissertation is about participation. The research project, this dissertation is about, is concerned with trying out ways to facilitate and further develop the horizon of possibilities for participation in education and research. There has been carried out a series of experiments with participation both in the education and in the research. The...
This conference paper is about ways of using the classical definition of knowledge in a practical way relevant for action research projects. The intention is to develop ways of including the participants in analyzing the data they have collaborated in producing. The experiments at this point are speculative, but are a part of an upcoming PhD. The c...
This book is about how to reflect systematically on ethical challenges through nine basic perspectives. Concepts like justice, utility, closeness, rules, participation, dependence, trust, strength, power, practical wisdom (phronesis) and what it is to want good, are transelated and operationalized in a a way useable to everyday work situations.
This chapter is about how learning by development work can be a key factor in facilitating relevant and engaging learning in a teacher education. In this chapter I present findings from research were we are letting 1. year teacher students do developmental work in groups in their early practice periods. The findings are very interesting. The teache...
This is a paper about participation and development imagination in action research.
Educational choice as part of Norwegian teacher education In the school year 2008/2009 a new mandatory subject called ‘educational choice’ (utdanningsvalg) was introduced at the lower secondary level in Norwegian schools. The intention is that youth in the 8th 9th and 10th grade (age group 13-16 years) are given time and space for actively reflecti...
In the school year 2008/2009 a new mandatory subject called ‘educational choice’ (utdanningsvalg) was introduced at the lower secondary level in Norwegian schools. The intention is that youth in the 8th 9th and 10th grade (age group 13-16 years) are given time and space for actively reflecting on their own future. The school pupils are given an opp...
Denne artikkelen handler om et aksjonsforskningsprosjekt som pågikk i perioden 2006 til 2009. Prosjektet var et samarbeid mellom lærerne fra tre videregående skoler i Øvre Romerike og lærere fra Høgskolen i Akershus. Vi tre som skriver denne artikkelen er alle ansatte ved høgskolen ved avdeling for yrkesfaglærerutdanning, og har i dette prosjektet...
This paper is about tools in career guidance and social pedagogical guidance. The aim is facilitating reflection and empowerment.
Dette er en rapport om å legge til rette for medvirkning i yrkesopplæringen. Stemmene vi låner er fra lærere i videregående skole som er studenter på studiet Yrkespedagogisk utviklingsarbeid. Studiet er tilknyttet avdeling for Yrkesfaglærerutdanning ved Høgskolen i Akershus. Vi som skriver rapporten er lærere på studiet. Studiet organiseres gjennom...
This paper is about validation in action research through systematic reflection in groups.
Taking people seriously - The Norwegian Core Curriculum and Quality Framework from words to action. Original Norwegian title: Om å ta folk på alvor - kunnskapsløftet fra ord til handling: yrkesdidaktisk kunnskapsutvikling og implementering av kunnskapsløftet i videregående skole med særlig fokus på relevans, mening og medvirkning. FoU-rapport 2006/2008
Denne rapporten er en videreutvikling av FOU-rapporten som ble levert våren 2007 under navnet: Ny kurs … eller bare et nytt kurs. I samsvar med nye utfordringer og den naturlige utvikling aksjonsforskningsprosjektet har vi valgt å døpe om den videreutviklede rapporten til: Om å ta folk på alvor – Kunnskapsløftet fra ord til handling. Rapporten hand...
This is the first edition of "Samarbeid og konflikt - to sider av samme sak". Read more about the book under the second expanded and revised (totally more than 30%) edition from 2018.
Challenge: How to facilitate implementation of the new school reform Kunnskapsløftet in a way that generates a school that is relevant, meaningful and democratic for pupils, teachers and society?
Stortingsmelding 30 (2004-2004), Kultur for læring, gir klare føringer for hvordan utvikle og oppnå en mer yrkesrelevant og personlig relevant grunnopplæring i norsk skole. Læreplanverket for Kunnskapsløftet er et læreplandokument utviklet i lys av tankene fra Stortingsmelding 30. Kunnskapsløftet er en skolereform og implementeres i disse dager i s...
This is the first plan for an upcoming action research project.
This is a book in Danish about practical ethics. The central question is: How to work with ethics systematically and thoroughly? I have added a little introduction to this book in English with a complete reference list.
This is a technical document in accordance with the International Safety Management Code (ISM) for the passenger vessel MS Festival. It is the revised version of a document first published in 1996. The document is revised annually and accessed by the Norwegian Maritim Authority.
This is the first edition of "Etikk - en praktisk vinkling". Read more about the book under the expanded and revised second edition (more than 30%) from 2013.
This is a safety management system for the land organization of the shipping company Trollcruise AS. This maritime safety management system is directly connected to the safety management systems of the passenger vessels owned by the same company. This is the version from 2005. This manual is revised annually.
This is a thesis about what we can expect from each other in cases were we claim we are taking the dialogue seriously. It is about what can we expect from each other in the way we convey or understand when we abide to the common sence rules of a rational dialogue. The special case in this instance is the dialogue about practical moral challenges we...
This article is about my wishes and expectations when I am seeking guidance as a student. The article is written from the student perspective.
The objective of this project is to encourage people to use and preserve handwriting skills and techniques. The texts are part of a blog that is published every Saturday. All texts are in Norwegian. Link: https://fyllepenna.no/category/kjartaniske-vers/ We are also promoting the use and preservation of handwriting tools. The texts are read by people from age 13 to 80. In my texts I have chosen a down to earth everyday language. I must also warn readers that the texts are written with humor, so some of the subjects might seem strange. This is a project where I am also experimenting with genre.