Catharina Christophersen is professor of music education and leader of the strategic research program “Arts, Creativities and Cultural Practices at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences at campus Bergen, Norway. She holds a PhD in music education from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. She has a background as a generalist music teacher in primary schools and has previously taught in schools of music and performing arts. She teaches and supervises music education students on undergraduate and graduate level. She has presented in international conferences and has published in international journals, volumes and books. Her research interests include music in schools, creative partnerships, popular music education and higher music education.
Havre, S., Väkevä, L., Christophersen, C. & Haugland, E. (in press). Playing to learn or learning to play? Playing Rocksmith to learn electric guitar and bass in Nordic music teacher education. British Journal of Music Education.
Christophersen, C. & Kenny, A.(eds) (2018). Musician-Teacher Collaborations: Altering the Chord. New York: Routledge.
Christophersen, C. (2017). Challenging music teacher education in Norway: Popular music and music teacher education. In Nielsen,S. G. & Varkøy, Ø: (eds). Educational Research in Music: Perspectives from Didaktik, Sociology and Philosophy. Oslo: NMH. 2
Christophersen, C. & Gullberg, A.K (2017). Popular Music Education, Participation and Democracy: Some Nordic Perspectives. In G. D. Smith, Z. Moir, M. Brennan, P. Kirkman, & S. Rambarran, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education (pp. 425-438). Abingdon: Routledge.
Katrine Heggstad is a a PhD candidate at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), enrolled in the PhD programme Bildung and didactical practices since April 2016 with the project: Drama, Dementia & Dignity: Questioning borderlines in drama pedagogics.
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 to change.
Through various empirical and theoretical approaches, our research projects aim to explore arts education, cultural expressions, cultural participation, community arts and arts communities.Keywords: Culture, criticism, community, context, diversity, participation, equality, justice, and democracy.
Members: Silje Valde Onsrud (leader), Kari Holdhus, Ingvild Digranes, Sigrid Jordal Havre, Tine Grieg Viig, Øystein Kvinge, Felicity Burbridge Rinde, Synnøve Kvile, Katrine Heggstad, Catharina Christophersen, Jonas Cisar Romme, Marit Loe Bjørnstad, Arnhild Liene Stenersen, Kirsti Aksnes, Aslaug Nyrnes, Lykke Guanio-Uluru, Ailbhe Kenny (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick), and Judy Lewis (Thornton School of Music, University of South California).
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 (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 in music education.
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 Applied Sciences (HVL), campus Stord, since 2012. Besides teaching music education, piano, research theory and academic writing, she has also been involved in two research projects: Improvisation in Teacher Education (IMTE) and School and concert – from transmission to dialogue (DiSko). Together with Ingrid Grønsdal she was co-leader of the international development project Connecting Diversities in Music Education (CoDiME) and from 2013-15 she was head of the music department at Stord.
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 research question is: How might music lessons and participatory music activities contribute to or impede the social inclusion of newly arrived immigrant pupils in Norwegian primary schools?
Project period: 2017 – 2021
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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 on conferences on research on teacher education (EARLI 2015), (AERA 2016) and on conferences on multimodality and semiotic technology and practice (MODE 2015), and on conferences on music education (RIME 2011, Grieg Research School, 2014, 2015, 2016), and Nordic Network on Music Education (2016). He worked as a conference co-ordinator and website editor for the Rommetveit Summer School 2015, International PhD summer school http://prosjektsider.hsh.no/r15/.
Kvinge, Ø. (2019). Presentation in teacher education. A study of student teachers’ transformation and representation of subject content using semiotic technology (PhD thesis). Bergen University, Bergen
Kvinge, Ø. (2018). “Playin” the changes’—A jazz approach to researching student-teachers’ PowerPoint presentations . Cogent Education, 5(1), 1461046. https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2018.1461046
Kvinge, Ø. (2018). Teaching represented: a study of student-teachers’ representations of the professional practice of teaching. I: Norsk og internasjonal lærerutdanningsforskning : hvor er vi? hvor vil vi gå? hva skal vi gjøre nå?. Fagbokforlaget 2018 ISBN 9788245022599. p.199-221
Kvinge, Ø.; Espeland, M.; Smith, K. (2018). Performing the pre-formed: Towards a conceptual framework for understanding teaching as curricular transformation. Designs for Learning 2018. Stockholm University
Øystein Røsseland Kvinge
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 well. The study observes student-teacher’s presentations of various topics for their peer students. The aim is to analyse and understand this practice by approaching it from three different perspectives.
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