About the research group Culture, Criticism, Community

This is the research blog of the research group Culture – Criticism – Community (CCC). The group is an interdisciplinary and international research group that gathers researchers with a critical research interest. The purpose of our research is to raise critical discussion and challenge existing assumptions, ideas and practices within the field, thus ultimately contributing […]

Ailbhe Kenny

Ailbhe Kenny (ph.d.) is a lecturer in music education at Mary Immaculate College – University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research interests include communities of musical practice, musical lives of children of asylum seekers, teacher/artist partnerships, arts education policy and curriculum, teacher education, music and arts governmental policy, formal and informal music education practices.

Judy Lewis

Judy Lewis (ph.d) is assistant professor of Music Teaching & Learning, and director of the new K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice Master’s degree program at the University of South California – Thornton School of Music. Her main research interests lie in the areas of critical pedagogy in music  education, popular music listening and composing, and social justice […]

Synnøve Kvile

Synnøve Kvile is a Ph.D. candidate in music education at HVL and her research investigate children’s relations to music in their everyday life, both in and outside school. The research will also focus on pupils’ musical agency in ordinary music lessons in primary school. Synnøve Kvile has been Assistant Professor at Western Norway University of […]

Felicity Burbridge Rinde

Felicity Burbridge Rinde is a Ph.D. candidate in music education. Her project is entitled Music in primary schools and social inclusion of immigrant pupils. The object of the research project is to explore in what ways music in schools might contribute to social inclusion of newly arrived immigrant pupils in Norwegian primary schools. The main […]

Øystein Røsseland Kvinge

Øystein Kvinge currently teaches and advices music education students on bachelor and master levels at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. He is member of the research team of the IMTE project (Improvisation in teacher education), conducted by the Stord University College, now part of Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. He has presented […]

Understanding presentation as a learning activity in Teacher Education

Performing the pre-formed: A multimodal take on presentation in teacher education This PhD project is part of the IMTE project and is motivated by the common goal of conceptualising improvisation in different educational contexts.  Presentation, supported by PowerPoint, is the preferred mode of teaching in higher education, and it is prevalent in teacher education as […]