Researchers

Magne Espeland

Professor

Magne Espeland


magne.espeland@hvl.no

Magne I. Espeland is professor in Music and Education at Stord/Haugesund University College (SHUC) in Norway. Specialities are curriculum development and innovation in music and arts education, educational design studies, research methodologies for education, master and Ph.D. – supervision, and project leadership.

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Knut Steinar Engelsen

Professor

Knut Steinar Engelsen


knut.engelsen@hvl.no

Engelsen is a Vice Rector for R&D and Professor in pedagogy and ICT in learning at Stord/Haugesund University College in Norway. Engelsen worked as school teacher for several years before he entered teacher education in 1986.  Since then he has been teacher, head of the department and researcher within teacher education where he has lead several national and international R&D project in cooperation with schools and kindergartens.  Engelsen’s main research interest are ICT in learning, assessment and teacher education research.  Engelsen has also been author and co-author of several books and scientific articles and book-chapters within these fields.

Oded Ben-Horin

Associate Professor

Oded Ben-Horin


oded.ben@hvl.no

Associate Professor Oded Ben-Horin is the coordinator of the Global Science Opera initiative, and a co-developer of that concept. He was Project Coordinator of the EU Comenius Multilateral project “Implementing Creative Strategies into Science Teaching” (CREAT-IT), 2013-15. He is, along with…

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Kari Holdhus

Associate Professor

Kari Holdhus

kari.holdhus@hvl.no

Kari holds a Ph.D. in music education from 2014, with the monograph ”Star Experiences or Gymhall Aesthetics?
 – A study of visiting concers in schools”. She is currently project-leader of an innovation project on Norwegian professional visiting concerts, “School and concert – from transmission to dialogue”(DiSco), which is…

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Vigidis Vangsnes

Associate Professor

Vigdis Vangsnes


vigdis.vangsnes@hvl.no

Vigdis teaches drama and dramaturgy in several pre-service teacher programmes and in the master programme of “Creative Subjects and Learning Processes”. She finished her Ph.Din 2014 with a thesis entitled: The Dramaturgy and Didactics of…

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Kirsti Aksnes

Assistant Professor

Kirsti Aksnes


kirsti.aksnes@hvl.no

Kirsti teaches drama in a number of pre-service teacher education programmes and is active in different theatre groups and as a music festival organiser. She also has a special interest in special education. She participates…

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Kirsti Aksnes

Assistant Professor

Ingrid Grønsdal

ingrid.gronsdal@hvl.no

Ingrid is mainly involved with the pre-service kindergarten teacher programme and in the 3-year programme for music teachers. She is also the Assistant Project Coordinator of the newly funded project “Building Sustainable Digital Practices…

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Frode Hammersland

Assistant Professor

Frode Hammersland

frode.harmmersland@hvl.no

Frode works mainly with composition, music theory and performance. He is also a bass-teacher. He holds a master in music performance from…

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Synnøve Kvile

Assistant Professor

Synnøve Kvile

synnøve.kvile@hvl.no

Synnøve has experience from art-partnership research and co-chairs the Co-Dime project. She teaches in the bachelor programme…

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Gunhild Rolfsnes

Assistant Professor

Gunhild Rolfsnes

gunhild.rolfsnes@hvl.no

Gunhild is a vocal teacher and works with choirs, ear training, didactology in several pre-service programmes, but with a speciality in pre-service for…

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Charlotte Tvedte

Assistant Professor

Charlotte Tvedte


charlotte.tvedte@hvl.no

Charlotte teaches in several pre- service teacher programmes. Together with her colleague Torunn Hetland she has designed and tried out an…

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Charlotte Tvedte

Associate Professor

Merete Økland Sortland


merete.sortland@hvl.no

Merete teaches physics, technology and design at the teacher education and the pre-service teacher education. Her main research interests are related to science in kindergarten, and she has been in charge for two Nordplus-projects related to this field. She participates scientist and project developer in WASO projects with Oded Ben-Horin.