Kari Holdhus and Catharina Christophersen are giving advice to the minister of education in how to strengthen arts education in Norwegian Schools and Kindergartens. In one of the national newspapers, Dagsavisen, they challenge the Norwegian government and minestry of education to prioritize arts education in the same way as they do with subjects like science and maths. Read more here: https://www.dagsavisen.no/nyemeninger/du-trenger-ikke-vente-på-læreplanen-sanner-1.1290096?fbclid=IwAR2vcID-TWDUg8cn23FrNT3Xpyy7XAgA4CGzIPqtkJvT5yKlEJrUZOKssaA
Welcome to an open research seminar with the research group Culture – Criticism – Community in Fyrrommet at HVL campus Kronstad, February 20th 2019 at 1300-1500.
About the seminar:
Arts-in- education projects and creative partnerships are included in children’s arts education within schools. Such collaborations between artists and schools are often encouraged by politicians, and by many viewed as excellent opportunities for inspiring artistic experiences and encounters. However, as research tells us, such collaborations could also be very challenging and problematic from the perspectives of teachers and of arts education.
The purpose of the seminar is to explore multi-professional collaborations in schools, and connect this topic to teacher education: What are the challenges and possibilities surrounding such collaborations, and how can pre-service arts teachers be prepared to participate in such collaborations?
1300-1415: What does research say about the possibilities and challenges of artist-teacher collaborations in school contexts?
- Catharina Christophersen: Introduction
- Ailbhe Kenny: Teacher-Artist Partnerships as a model of continual professional development in Ireland.
- Kari Holdhus & Jonas Romme: Functioning partnerships between schools and artists in dialogical art productions (The DiSko project)
- Ingvild Digranes: Professional dilemmas in the Cultural Rucksack
- Ailbhe Kenny & Catharina Christophersen: Pathways and possibilities for Collaborations in Schools
1415-1500: What could a functioning artist-teacher partnership look like, and how could pre-service teachers be prepared to participate in future partnerships?
The discussion will include researchers, teacher educators, arts teachers and preservice arts teachers. Moderator: Silje Valde Onsrud.
Members of the Culture, Criticism, Community-research group have received funding from the Norwegian Research Council to start up the project Music Teacher Education for the Future (FUTURED) autumn 2019 till autumn 2022. Catharina Christophersen (picture) is the manager of the whole project, while Silje Valde Onsrud, Kari Holdhus, Judy Lewis and Ailbhe Kenny participate in the different work packages. Collaborating partners are Viv Ellis from HVL/King’s College London, Jan Sverre Knudsen, Hanne Fossum and Bendik Fredriksen from OsloMet, Jon Helge Sætre from the Norwegian Music Academy, Heidi Partti from University of the
Arts Helsinki. Here you can read more about the project: https://www.hvl.no/nyhende/12-mill-til-futured–forsking-pa-musikklararutdanning/
At the Norwegian Network Conference for Music Teacher Education 22.-23. October 2018 at North University in Bodø, 3 memebers from the CCC research group contributed to the topic Inclusive Music Education.
- The open research group seminar “Social justice, arts education and community arts” is coming up, and we are offering a few reflections on the topic of social justice in music education.
The research group Culture – Criticism – Community invites to an open research seminar: “Social justice, arts education and community arts”
Friday October 19th, 09:00-12:00, room C114 (auditorium 5).
0900-0910: Introduction (Silje Valde Onsrud)
0910-1000: The art of listening: What 20 ten-year-olds taught me about social justice (Judy Lewis)
1010-1100: Contextualizing social justice
– Experience of (in)justice and an imperative to care: Contextualizing social justice within arts education (Judy Lewis and Catharina Christophersen)
– Exploring social justice through artistic research (Tine Grieg Viig)
– Making music and research with children in asylum seeker centres (Ailbhe Kenny)
– How heteronormativity can limit students’ musical expressions (Silje Valde
– Preservice music teachers as agents of change (Catharina Christophersen)
1115-1130: Comment from a perspective of Lived Democracy (Kjellrun Hiis Hauge)