Lesbian space and where to find it

Back home. Now, I’m going to need a strategy in order to keep at least the memory of the feeling. I can’t expect to keep the feeling from the European Lesbian* Conference, the feeling of being in a majority, of being the norm. But I can hope to remember what it felt like. When the…

Applications

One part of university life it seems people can’t get around is writing applications to research funds. In order to perform an important part of the work you have an education to do, you need to convince financiers that 1) the field and issue you want to research matches the interests they want to pay…

Professional writing in social work

The students I teach are preparing for a task way beyond anything I could ever think of taking on. I respect the task fully, and admire those who are willing to take it on. Social workers can make real change in real people’s lives, using the knowledge, the skills and the organizational resources their schooling…

I am learning…

Yes learning is a frustrating experience! I can’t get this stupid picture of cookies and lime fruits away and I don’t feel I have the time to look around for a solution, nor find anyone to ask. I am trying very hard to see this on a meta level, as a learning experience that will…

What do my students need?

I teach at the programme of social work at Malmö högskola. I teach “theory of social work” and I tutor theses, so overall I am engaged with the general aspects of learning how to become a social worker. Half of my students are brand new to social work (and most of these to social science…

View from the office

in theory we should be able to see Copenhagen at the horizon. On sunny days we can see the Öresund bridge, and the beach is just behind the houses there. The pile of sand is going to be transformed into a 4-5 story housing complex – but I’m hoping for the construction economy to keep…

Introduction & test…

Hello everyone at the ONL 162! This is my second blog actually, I am curious to see if this one will live longer than the other one I had! But from what I have understood, longevity is not an important quality for a blog. Semi-reflected scribbling, is that a word? Well anyway, we’ll see where…