Geir Sigmund Afdal, dr. theol.

Professor

Education

Special fields:

  • Education, values, religion
Phone: 22590607
Mobile: 99404070
Office: 474

Presentation

My research interests are within the field of education, values, religion and society. I am for instance involved in an empirical mixed methods project on how professional ethics is done and understood in educational practices in Norway (Etipp). I have directed a four year research project, Learning and Knowledge Trajectories in Congregations (LETRA), an ethnographical case study analyzing knowledge and learning processes in three Norwegian congregations in The Church of Norway. I have worked on how values and knowledge in education may be understood on the background of processes of difference and globalization, both empirically and theoretically. In particular I have contributed to the understanding of tolerance in education, based on empirical and theoretical research. My research interests also include the relation between theory, practice and research, education and values, religious education, participative action research, the understanding of context, learning and knowledge-creation and the relationship between accountability policies and professional values.

Publications

Selected publications

  • Schjetne, E., Afdal, H. W., Anker, T., Johannesen, N. & Afdal, G. (2016). Empirical moral philosophy and teacher education. Ethics and Education, 11(1), s. 29 - 41. ISSN: 1744-9642
  • Holmqvist, M. & Afdal, G. (2015). Modes of learning and the making of religion : the Norwegian and Finnish curricula for confirmation. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 28(1), s. 1 - 20. ISSN: 0809-7291
  • Afdal, H. W., Schjetne, E., Anker, T., Afdal, G. & Johannesen, N. (2015). Etikk i profesjonell praksis : et forskningsprosjekt knyttet til Utdanningsforbundets implementering av Lærerprofesjonens etiske plattform. ISBN: 978-82-7825-442-4
  • Nygaard, M. R. & Afdal, G. (2015). Caring to know or knowing to care? The relationship between knowledge creation and caring in the theological education of Christian social work professionals. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 12(1), s. 16 - 29. ISSN: 1740-7141
  • Afdal, G. (2014). Modes of learning in religious education. British Journal of Religious Education. ISSN: 0141-6200
  • Law, J., Afdal, G., Asdal, K., Lin, W.-y., Moser, I. B. & Singleton, V. (2014). Modes of Syncretism:Notes on Noncoherence. Common Knowledge, 20(1), s. 172 - 192. ISSN: 0961-754X
  • (2014). Empirisk etikk i pedagogiske praksiser : artikulasjon, forstyrrelse, ekspansjon. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-45738-9
  • Afdal, G. (2014). Pedagogisk hverdagsetikk. Empirisk etikk i pedagogiske praksiser : artikulasjon, forstyrrelse, ekspansjon, s. 200 - 224. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-45738-9
  • Afdal, G., Røthing, Å. & Schjetne, E. (2014). Bidrag til en empirisk pedagogisk etikk. Empirisk etikk i pedagogiske praksiser : artikulasjon, forstyrrelse, ekspansjon, s. 11 - 29. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-45738-9
  • Afdal, G. (2014). Etiske og pedagogiske logikker. Empirisk etikk i pedagogiske praksiser : artikulasjon, forstyrrelse, ekspansjon, s. 30 - 51. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-45738-9
  • Afdal, G. S. (2013). Danningens objektivitet : trialogiske perspektiver på religion, filosofi og etikk i barnehagen. Danning i barnehagen : perspektiver og muligheter, s. 188 - 204. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-36860-9
  • Afdal, G. (2013). Religion som bevegelse : læring, kunnskap og mediering. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN: 978-82-15-02128-7
  • Afdal, G. S. (2013). De store spørsmål og de små samtaler : læreren som leder og deltager i arbeid med religion. Klasseledelse, fag og danning, s. 191 - 210. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-05-42558-3
  • Afdal, G. S. (2012). Supervision as moral activity : moral theories as mediating artifacts in the practice of supervision. Reflective practice : formation and supervision in ministry, 32, s. 238 - 255. ISSN: 0160-7774
  • Afdal, G. S. (2011). Veiledning som moralsk virksomhet. Veiledning under nye vilkår : skapende prosesser i møtet mellom veileder og veisøker, s. 124 - 139. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-05-41535-5
  • Afdal, G. (2010). Toleranse som filosofisk og diskursivt grenseobjekt. Livstolkning i skole, kultur og kirke : festskrift til Peder Gravem, s. 21 - 32. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN: 9788251926126
  • Afdal, H. & Afdal, G. (2010). The hidden context : the dilemma of context in social and educational research. Textsorten und kulturelle Kompetenz : interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Textwissenschaft, s. 51 - 70. Waxmann Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-8309-2253-7
  • Afdal, G. (2010). The maze of tolerance. International Handbook of Inter-religious Education, s. 597 - 615. Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4020-9273-2
  • Afdal, G. S. (2010). Researching religious education as social practice. Waxmann Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-8309-2474-6
  • Afdal, G. (2009). Test - og bli best? : norske skoler som aktører i det globale konkurransemarkedet. Soria Moria - neste? Perspektiver på skoleutviklingen, s. 65 - 79. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. ISBN: 978-82-7634-616-9
  • Afdal, G. (2008). Neo-Aristotelianism and the practice of theorizing religious education. Lived Religion: Conceptual, Empirical and Practical-Theological Approaches – Essays in Honor of Hans-Günter Heimbrock, s. 323 - 333. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN: 978-90-04-16377-5
  • Afdal, G. (2008). Religious education as a research discipline: an activity theoretical perspective. British Journal of Religious Education, 30(3), s. 199 - 210. ISSN: 0141-6200

Newest scientific publications

  • Anker, T. & Afdal, G. (2017). Relocating respect and tolerance: A practice approach in empirical philosophy.. Journal of Moral Education, s. 1 - 15. ISSN: 0305-7240
  • Schjetne, E., Afdal, H. W., Anker, T., Johannesen, N. & Afdal, G. (2016). Empirical moral philosophy and teacher education. Ethics and Education, 11(1), s. 29 - 41. ISSN: 1744-9642
  • Nygaard, M. R. & Afdal, G. (2015). Caring to know or knowing to care? The relationship between knowledge creation and caring in the theological education of Christian social work professionals. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 12(1), s. 16 - 29. ISSN: 1740-7141
  • Holmqvist, M. & Afdal, G. (2015). Modes of learning and the making of religion : the Norwegian and Finnish curricula for confirmation. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 28(1), s. 1 - 20. ISSN: 0809-7291
  • Afdal, G. (2014). Modes of learning in religious education. British Journal of Religious Education. ISSN: 0141-6200
  • Law, J., Afdal, G., Asdal, K., Lin, W.-y., Moser, I. B. & Singleton, V. (2014). Modes of Syncretism:Notes on Noncoherence. Common Knowledge, 20(1), s. 172 - 192. ISSN: 0961-754X
  • (2014). Empirisk etikk i pedagogiske praksiser : artikulasjon, forstyrrelse, ekspansjon. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-45738-9
  • Afdal, G., Røthing, Å. & Schjetne, E. (2014). Bidrag til en empirisk pedagogisk etikk. Empirisk etikk i pedagogiske praksiser : artikulasjon, forstyrrelse, ekspansjon, s. 11 - 29. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-45738-9
  • Afdal, G. (2014). Etiske og pedagogiske logikker. Empirisk etikk i pedagogiske praksiser : artikulasjon, forstyrrelse, ekspansjon, s. 30 - 51. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-45738-9
  • Afdal, G. (2014). Pedagogisk hverdagsetikk. Empirisk etikk i pedagogiske praksiser : artikulasjon, forstyrrelse, ekspansjon, s. 200 - 224. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-45738-9