Successful midway evaluation

On Wednesday 19 February many of the CCC research group attended PhD candidate Felicity Burbridge Rinde’s midway evaluation of her project on the use of music with newly arrived minority language pupils in Norwegian primary schools. The evaluation committee, Line Hilt from the University of Bergen and Eva Sæther from the University of Malmø, asked many exciting questions and gave a lot of constructive feedback. Rinde sums up:

This has been an important milepost on the horizon for a while, and it was an extremely positive experience to present my project, including glimpses from the ongoing ethnographic fieldwork, discuss methodology, and be challenged on certain points in the texts to the evaluation committee.

The afternoon was rounded off with a well-deserved dinner with research group colleagues in Bergen.

Felicity also presented some of the same material at the 20th NNMPF conference in Copenhagen in the beginning of March. Please stay tuned at the CCC blog site for updates on this groundbreaking research!

A new doctor in Culture – Criticism – Community

Øystein Kvinge had his doctoral defence the 18th October 2019 at the University of Bergen, Faculty of Psychology. The thesis is called Presentation in Teacher Educaton: A study of student teachers’ transformation and representation of subject content using semiotic technology, and consists of three articles and a synopsis. The articles are titled:

      1. Performing the Pre-Formed: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Understanding Teaching as Curricular Transformation, published in Designs for Learning (2018), 10 (1) pp. 29-39
      2. “Playin” the changes’ – A jazz approach to researching student-teachers’ PowerPoint presentations, published in Cogent Education (2018), 5
      3. Teaching represented: a study of student-teachers’ representation of the professional practice of teaching, published in the book Norsk og internasjonal lærerutdanningsforskning: hvor er vi? Hvor vil vi gå? Hva skal vi gjøre nå? (2018) Bergen: Fagbokforlaget

We congratulate our research group member with an impressing defence of high quality. We are looking forward to new research projects together in the time to come.

Katrine Heggstad

Katrine Heggstad is 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.

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

Sigrid Jordal Havre

Sigrid Jordal Havre is Assistant Professor at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, campus Stord, Norway, and a doctoral researcher of music education at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. Her research and teaching area is game-based music learning, music and media technology, online music learning, and popular music education. In her doctoral thesis she investigates various aspects of learning in commercial video games, online game culture, and social networks.

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 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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