• Data: Martin Blok Johansen, Associate Professor, PhD, VIA University College & Part-time Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen.
  • Head of Research Program on Aesthetic & Pedagogy: http://en.via.dk/research/pedagogy-teaching-and-learning/culture-and-pedagogy/programme-aesthetics-and-pedagogy
  • Editor-in-Chief, _Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetic_, Taylor & Francis: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/zblf20/current
  • Editor-in-Chief, _Journal of Professional Studies_, The Royal Danish Library: https://tidsskrift.dk/tipro/index
  • Article on teachers and intimacy: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02671522.2014.989176?journalCode=rred20
  • PhD dissertation summary. _Notions about Difficulties_: The main ambition of the research behind this dissertation is to identify, analyse and discuss time- and place-specific perspectives of how aesthetics can constitute or cause desirable difficulties in the context of educational theory. The research is based on case studies and theoretically founded on post-structuralism. The dissertation focuses on the fault line between the domains of pedagogy and disciplinary didactics, and contributes new knowledge about the stress ratio existing between them. It takes as its point of departure an understanding of post-structuralism as a particular philosophical way of thinking that intends to disturb discourses otherwise regarded as being natural and immutable. In the dissertation, a dual perspective is presented: Such discourses are analysed and discussed in order to demonstrate counter-discourses concurrently with an analysis and discussion of how aesthetics can create difficulties as an example of a counter-discourse.