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
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
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.