Playing to learn or learning to play? New article in British Journal of Music Education

The article “Playing to learn or learning to play? Playing Rocksmith to learn electric guitar and bass in Nordic music teacher education” was published 16th November 2018 by Sigrid Jordal Havre , Lauri Väkevä Catharina R. Christophersen  and Egil Haugland in British Journal of Music Education. 

See more about the article here:   https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-music-education/article/playing-to-learn-or-learning-to-play-playing-rocksmith-to-learn-electric-guitar-and-bass-in-nordic-music-teacher-education/0119E77C73FA85167F9185ABD7EFFB43

Tine Grieg Viig defended her doctoral thesis

 The 7th December 2018 Tine Grieg Viig defended her doctoral thesis at the University of Bergen. The thesis is named The Dynamics of Creative Music Making: A socio-cultural perspective on learning in creative musical practices, and explores how learning is shaped and facilitated in creative musical practices. The study is designed as a multiple case-study, where interviews and video-observations have been the main source for empirical material.

The thesis consists of four articles and a synopsis. The first article is a literature-review of relevant research from the last ten years published in selected music education journals. The next three articles present results from the analysis of the study’s empirical data. The study contributes to a discussion about how to understand different forms of learning and the facilitator’s role in creative musical practices from a socio-cultural perspective. 

For more information about the doctoral defence, see https://kmd.uib.no/no/kalender/disputas-for-tine-grieg-viig

Social justice, arts education and community arts

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)

(Short break)

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
Onsrud)
– Preservice music teachers as agents of change (Catharina Christophersen)

(Short break)

1115-1130: Comment from a perspective of Lived Democracy (Kjellrun Hiis Hauge)
1130-1200: Discussion

The Dynamics of Creative Music Making: A sociocultural perspective on learning in creative musicking practices

The compilation thesis entitled The Dynamics of Creative Music Making: A sociocultural perspective on learning in creative musicking practices investigates how learning in creative practices can take shape and be facilitated when children and adolescents create music. Continue reading “The Dynamics of Creative Music Making: A sociocultural perspective on learning in creative musicking practices”

Seminar about gender and aesthetic education

25th September 2018 Culture, Criticism, Community arranged a seminar in Collaboration with the RETELL research group and the research group for Game, Play and Participatory Learning. The seminar gathered relevant issues for today’s educational contexts – formal and informal – from different points of view. Studies from media sciences, social sciences, language, literature og music education were presented.

The picture shows Synnøve Skarsbø Lindtner (University of Bergen) analyzing democratic aesthetics in the TV-series Skam (Shame). Photo: Silje Valde Onsrud.

Silje Valde Onsrud

Silje Valde Onsrud is director of Center for Arts, Culture and Communication at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Bergen. She teaches and supervises in the music education program and in the Ph.D. program Studies in Bildung and Pedagogical Practices at the Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports, campus Bergen. Her research interests include gender issues and social justice in musical practices and musical content, like song repertoir. She is specialized in gender theory, qualitative research, ethnographic fieldwork, discourse analysis, and narrative inquiry.

Selected publications:

Onsrud, Silje Valde 2017. “And the melody still lingers on”: Om danningspotensiale i ein discolåt. Nordic Network for Music Education Research, Yearbook 18 Oslo: NMH-publication

Onsrud, Silje Valde 2015. Gender Performativity through Musicking: Examples from a Norwegian Classroom Study. Nordic Network for Music Education Research, Yearbook 16 Oslo: NMH-publication

Tine Grieg Viig

Tine Grieg Viig is currently working as an Assistant head of department at the Department of Arts, Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her research areas are music education, creative musicking practices and artistic research. She has been employed as a music educator in higher education and as a choir conductor, composer and arranger. Her PhD project is entitled The Dynamics of Creative Music Making: A Sociocultural Perspective on Learning in Creative Musicking Practices.