The TECHNE SERIES has been initiated to enable studies in Sloyd (or Crafts) Education and Crafts Science to be published. The series comprises Series A, which includes Research Reports in English or some other world language, and Seris B, which includes Proceedings, e.g. research surveys and contributions to discussions and to conferences, in som e Nordic language or in English.

The name of the TECHNE SERIES is derived from the Greek word techne, which is used in the sense of doing or mastering, both technically and artistically. It is also used in the widest sense of knowing and understanding - coping or dealing or being familiar with something. The concept of techne includes all the various forms of crafts associated with the Nordic terns forming, håndarbejde and slöjd (sloyd) as well as duodji or Lappish craft.

SLOYD is used as an umbrella term for different educational crafts whose scientific basis is to be found in Sloyd (or Crafts) Education and Crafts Science.

The TECHNE SERIES is published by NordFo, Nordic Forum for Research and Development in Craft Design.

From the beginning of 2011 Techne series is publishing "open access" in OJS. You can find our new journal here.

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