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Forsler, I. & Guyard, C. (2023). Screens, teens and their brains. Discourses about digital media, learning and cognitive development in popular science neuroeducation. Learning, Media & Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Screens, teens and their brains. Discourses about digital media, learning and cognitive development in popular science neuroeducation
2023 (English)In: Learning, Media & Technology, ISSN 1743-9884, E-ISSN 1743-9892Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Contemporary education in Sweden is characterized by two parallel processes: the implementation of digital tools in the classroom, on the one hand, and an increased emphasis on brain-based learning, on the other. Proponents of the latter strand of 'neuroeducation' claim that digital media might have harmful effects on learning and cognitive development. How do they then deal with school digitalization? By examining popular science books by influential neuroscience actors in the Swedish educational context, this study identifies two diverging discourses where digital technologies are discussed both as distractions in the classroom and as promising tools for personalized and self-optimizing learning. This ambiguity reflects a cautious criticism against school digitalization as overhastly, a critique that is also emphasized in recent policy changes in the Swedish school system. The article concludes that the impact of brain-based perspectives on educational digitalization policy have positioned neuroscience actors as a new kind of digital experts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Neuroeducation, school digitalization, digital distractions, brain-training, self-regulation
National Category
Media Studies Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51989 (URN)10.1080/17439884.2023.2230893 (DOI)001017887000001 ()2-s2.0-85164101124 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-07-13 Created: 2023-07-13 Last updated: 2023-08-24Bibliographically approved
Forsler, I. & Guyard, C. (2020). Screen Time and the Young Brain - A Contemporary Moral Panic?. In: Anne Kaun; Christian Pentzold; Christine Lohmeier (Ed.), Making Time for Digital Lives: Beyond Chronotopia (pp. 25-42). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Screen Time and the Young Brain - A Contemporary Moral Panic?
2020 (English)In: Making Time for Digital Lives: Beyond Chronotopia / [ed] Anne Kaun; Christian Pentzold; Christine Lohmeier, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020, p. 25-42Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020
Keywords
moral panic, media panic, screen time, neuropsychology, digital media
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-42928 (URN)978-1-78661-297-7 (ISBN)978-1-78661-298-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-12-14 Created: 2020-12-14 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Guyard, C. & Kaun, A. (2018). Workfulness: governing the disobedient brain. Journal of Cultural Economy, 11(6), 535-548
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Workfulness: governing the disobedient brain
2018 (English)In: Journal of Cultural Economy, ISSN 1753-0350, E-ISSN 1753-0369, Vol. 11, no 6, p. 535-548Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Scandinavian telecommunication company Telenor recently introduced the notion of Workfulness by adapting digital detox to the workplace. Workfulness is a management program aimed at technology-intensive companies that rely strongly on digital media. The program encompasses strategies of disconnection for employees, including mobile and email-free work hours and technology-free meetings, in order to enhance focus and efficiency. This article investigates Workfulness as one prominent example of managerial approaches that are based on neuroscientific assumptions about human decision-making. Drawing on textual materials and interviews, the analysis shows that Workfulness manages digital distractions in the workplace by establishing a form of stimulus-control rather than appealing to rational self-control. Workfulness alludes to the necessity of making choices, but it considers unconscious behavior, which is explained with reference to preconscious workings of the brain. The human brain becomes a battleground between rational and impulsive decisions, and it is the disobedient brain that needs to be governed in order to become an efficient employee. We situate the Workfulness program as part of and at the same time extending the biopolitical economy by incorporating advances in neurosciences into modes of governance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
Mindfulness, digital detox, time management, governmentality, biopolitics, neurosciences
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35481 (URN)10.1080/17530350.2018.1481877 (DOI)000456800700003 ()2-s2.0-85048058358 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-06 Created: 2018-06-06 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Guyard, C. (2014). Kommunikationsarbete på distans. (Doctoral dissertation). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommunikationsarbete på distans
2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This research thesis analyzes the characteristics of communication work in a call centre, by examining the communication work at a Swedish call centre which is outsourced to Latvia. The thesis studies the ways in which communication with the customers is organized, carried out and assigned meaning. Theoretically, the thesis draws on both critical and management-oriented perspectives of work. The empirical investigation combines participant observations at the call centre with individual interviews, mainly conducted with operators and management staff.

The communication work is analyzed both as labour and as communicative activity. The concept of labour focuses upon the relation between employer and employee. Therefore, the analysis is placed within the framework of a capitalistic production system, through a survey of the economic and the organisational working conditions. The communicative activity deals with how the telephone conversations with the customers are enacted. In that part of the analyses, the working routines and the meaning making practices are illuminated.

As examined in the current research, the communication work is indeed constructed in an alienated manner, through high levels of standardization, immobility, and estrangement from both customers and the customers’ culture. Nonetheless, merely being employed has meant significant economic security for the operators of the Latvian call centre. The operators are incumbents of a society affected by deep economic crises with high unemployment rates. In relation to their broader society, the employees have found meaning within their immediate social situation. This may explain why they endure the monotonous work with few opportunities for development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2014. p. 221
Series
Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 88
Keywords
Communication work, labour, communicative activity, call centre, outsourcing
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21382 (URN)978-91-86069-81-0 (ISBN)978-91-86069-83-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-02-14, MB503, Södertörns högskola, Alfred Nobels Allé 7, Huddinge, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-01-22 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Guyard, C. & Kaun, A. (2011). Den gamla kosmopolitismen i nya kläder: Ett svar till Johan Lindell. Nordicom Information (4), 89-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den gamla kosmopolitismen i nya kläder: Ett svar till Johan Lindell
2011 (Swedish)In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, no 4, p. 89-92Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2011
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-13740 (URN)
Available from: 2011-12-07 Created: 2011-12-07 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. & Guyard, C. (2011). Divergent views: social media experts and young citizens on politics 2.0. International Journal of Electronic Governance, 4(1/2), 104-120
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Divergent views: social media experts and young citizens on politics 2.0
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Electronic Governance, ISSN 1742-7509, E-ISSN 1742-7517, Vol. 4, no 1/2, p. 104-120Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-10560 (URN)10.1504/IJEG.2011.041710 (DOI)2-s2.0-84898972997 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-08-15 Created: 2011-08-15 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. & Guyard, C. (2011). The Obama Effect: The Perception of Campaigning 2.0 in Swedish National Election 2010. In: Manoharan, Aroon & Holzer, Marc (Ed.), E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy (pp. 524-542). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Obama Effect: The Perception of Campaigning 2.0 in Swedish National Election 2010
2011 (English)In: E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy / [ed] Manoharan, Aroon & Holzer, Marc, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference , 2011, p. 524-542Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter presents a survey study on attitudes towards political campaigning in social media. During the national election in Sweden in 2010, a considerable amount of resources was invested in online communication with the constituency, not least in social media. Whereas several studies have focused on e-democracy at a macro level, there is a lack of studies examining the phenomenon of campaigning 2.0 as it is perceived by the actual voters. This chapter, therefore, asks the question whether the voters noticed the political campaigning in social media at all, and if so, how they perceived it. The main findings are that respondents who were already interested and politically engaged considered campaigning 2.0, in line with the politicians' rhetoric, as a way to enhance democracy. Respondents who were neither interested nor engaged in politics, on the other hand, showed little interest in this kind of communication. Consequently, the study confirms assumptions about digital divide and continued fragmentation of the citizenry. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2011
National Category
Media Studies Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-12225 (URN)10.4018/978-1-61350-083-5 (DOI)9781613500835 (ISBN)9781613500842 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-10-17 Created: 2011-10-17 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Guyard, C. (2010). Didaktikens anpassning till en förändrad verklighet. In: Anders Burman, Ana Graviz, Johan Rönnby (Ed.), Tradition och praxis i högre utbildning: tolv ämnesdidaktiska studier (pp. 63-80). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Didaktikens anpassning till en förändrad verklighet
2010 (Swedish)In: Tradition och praxis i högre utbildning: tolv ämnesdidaktiska studier / [ed] Anders Burman, Ana Graviz, Johan Rönnby, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2010, p. 63-80Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2010
Series
Södertörn Studies in Higher Education ; 1
National Category
Pedagogy Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9768 (URN)978-91-86069-19-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-07-04 Created: 2011-07-04 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Guyard, C. (2007). Projekt Kulturkraft: rapport. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projekt Kulturkraft: rapport
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2007. p. 97
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9550 (URN)
Note

På uppdrag av AF Kultur Östra regionen.

Available from: 2011-06-28 Created: 2011-06-28 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
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