In building our physical and social worlds, we build (or rather, we massively reconfigure) our minds and our capacities of thought and reason. 

Clark, A. (2008). Supersizing the mind. Embodiment, action, and cognitive extension.
Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.

The focus of the OCKO research group revolves around learning, knowledge creation, innovation, and change in educational, research, and organizational/work settings.

We view these settings (e.g., universities, companies) as organizations that are capable of creating knowledge (i.e., knowing organizations), and assume that — by employing a variety of different methods and approaches — the structures or environments of these organizations can be identified, activated, changed, manipulated, or intentionally designed (i.e., through organizing cognition) in order to support such processes of knowledge creation and learning. Our approach is based on the theoretical perspectives generally referred to as 4E (i.e., embodied, embedded, extended, enactive) and 4EA (& affective) cognition, as well as the concept of cognitive institutions (i.e., organizations as socially extended cognitive systems).

We are a diverse team of researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds and work experiences in both academia and the private sector, who — despite their different research interests — have a common focus on above mentioned cognitive and organizational knowledge processes. The name OCKO is meant to reflect and accommodate our broad range of interests and backgrounds, as well as to invite others who share them and want to cooperate with our group.