Int. Conference: Arts in Education

Sted: Hurtigruta M/S Midnatsol

Anne Bamford, Eric Booth, Brad Haseman and more. Theme: «Ways of researching arts practice – How to achieve quality in arts education»

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Anne Bamford, Univ. of London school of Arts

Eric Booth, author, actor and faculty Julliard, USA

Prof. Brad Haseman, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Prof. Aslaug Nyrnes, Bergen University College, Norway

Prof. Bjørn Rasmussen Norwegian University of Technology, Norway


Short presentation of keynote speakers:

Professor Anne Bamford is the Director of the Engine Room at the University of the Arts London. Anne has been recognised nationally and internationally for her research in arts education, emerging literacies and visual communication. Through her research, Professor Bamford has pursued issues of innovation, social impact and equity and diversity. As a World Scholar for UNESCO, Anne researched and wrote “The Wow Factor: Global research compendium on the impact of the arts in education” published by Waxmann. She has conducted major national impact and evaluation studies for the governments of Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium and Australia.

Anne was awarded the Australian Institute for Educational Research, Outstanding Educational Research Award for 2002 and short listed for the British Female Innovator of the Year in 2006. Professor Bamford is the author of several books and many journal articles.

Eric Booth; Actor, Author, businessman, faculty Julliard. As an actor, he performed in many plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the country, playing over 23 Shakespearean roles, and winning acting awards. As a businessman, he started the company Alert Publishing, that in seven years became the largest of its kind in the U.S. analyzing research on trends in American lifestyles.

As an author, he has had five books published. The Everyday Work of Art won three awards and was a Book of the Month Club selection.   He was the Founding Editor of the Teaching Artist Journal, and his new book The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible was published by Oxford University Press in February 2009.

In arts learning, he has taught at Juilliard (13 years), Stanford University, NYU, Tanglewood and Lincoln Center Institute (for 25 years), and The Kennedy Center (12 years). He was the Faculty Chair of the Empire State Partnership program for three years (the largest arts-in-education project in America), and held one of six chairs on The College Board’s Arts Advisory Committee for seven years. He serves as a consultant for many organizations, cities and states, school districts and businesses around the country, including six of the ten largest orchestras in America, and five national service organizations.  Formerly the Director of the Teacher Center of the Leonard Bernstein Center, he is a frequent keynote speaker on the arts to groups of all kinds. He delivered the closing keynote speech to UNESCO’s first ever worldwide arts education conference (Lisbon 2006); and gave the keynote speech to the first world conference on orchestras connections to communities (Glasgow 2007). He is the Senior  Advisory to the emerging Musician’s National Service movement in the U.S., a domestic «peace corps» for musicians.

Professor Brad Haseman is assistant dean (research) with the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Brad has worked as a teacher and researcher for more than 30 years, during which time he has pursued a fascination with the aesthetics and forms of contemporary performance and education. He was appointed to The Australia Council for the Arts, a statutory authority of the Australian Government, as a community interest representative for three years from 26 March 2008.

He is also chair of the Australia Council’s community partnerships committee. Formerly head of drama at QUT, he is well-known as an author (Dramawise and Communicate Live!) and as a workshop leader and speaker both nationally and internationally.

Professor Aslaug Nyrnes is professor in art didactics at the University College in Bergen, Norway. She has the last years been project manager of the project Arts Didactics funded by The Norwegian Research Council. The project has aimed at developing a new didactic for arts in education focusing on the specific being grounded on the arts specific premises and conditions. The project has been cross vocational with co-workers from the fields of dance, drama, visual arts and crafts, music and literature. Aslaug is a popular lecturer and has been employed at the teacher education at The University College in Bergen for 25 years.

Professor Bjørn Rasmussen is the Dean of the Department of Art and Media at The University of Technology in Trondheim, Norway. He has lead the research project A lot at Stake – Role-playing with school-tired teenagers. Bjørn’s PhD project was within the field of Cultural-aesthetic analyses and recently he has been working with constructivist epistemology and drama. Bjørn has had a key position in the Nordic network of drama and theatre researchers and is frequently used as a lecturer in drama education or applied theatre.



Wednesday April 22, 2009

09.30 M/S Midnatsol departs from Ålesund
09.30 – 10.30 Registration/coffee, tea  and cake
10.30 – 11.00 Welcome and opening note – Dean Faculty of Arts and SportsAud Folkestad  and project manager Seanse Marit Ulvund
11.00 – 12.00 Trends in American Arts Education: Above and Below the RadarProf. Eric Booth
12.00-12.15 Break
12.15 – 13.30 Prof Eric Booth continues
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 The Wow-factor and after – What is the status for arts in Education world wide? What is needed to achieve quality in art rich education?Prof.  Anne Bamford 
16.00 – 16.15 Break
16.15 – 17.00 Paper presentations A and B 
17.00 – 17.30 Coffee, tea and smoothie
17.30 – 18.30 Paper presentations  C and D
20.15 – Dinner
21.30 – 22.30 Arriving the city of Molde – 1 hour citywalk offered



Thursday April 23, 2009

07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
08.30 – 09.30 Arts in education – who knows what? Prof. Bjørn Rasmussen
10.00 – 12.00 Sightseeing Trondheim
12.00 – 13.30 Researching the impact of the arts in education: Minding your Q’s and P’sProf. Brad Haseman
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 One in a row. Serial work in artistic research – and the researching of arts practice. Prof. Aslaug Nyrnes
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee, tea  and cake
16.30 – 18.45 Paper presentations  E, F, G, H and I
20.15 – Dinner


Friday April 24, 2009

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 – 10.30 Panel discussion: Arts in education – central issues.
Introductions by keynote speakers 10 min x 5Open discussion
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee, tea  break
11.00 – 12.00 Discussion continues – Summing up
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.15 Buss leaves the port x
13.30 – 15.30 National Centre for Arts and Culture in Education Welcome and presentation –  Centre and research director Ellen Sæthre-McGuirk

From College to University,- and the Arts in education – Pål Pedersen


Burning for the Arts – raising quality through an active network

– Liv Klakegg Dahlin.


15.30 – 16.00 Closing remarks and farewell




A – Wednesday

B – Thursday

NAME TITLE Discipline
A Hege Marthe Cordt-Hansen Understandings of Quality General/Arts
A Marthe Gulliksen Discourse analysis of form quality negotiations in art education General/Arts
B Jaana Lepistö & Marja-Leena Rönkkö Sloyd as an Educational Subject in Sloyd teacher Education and in Comprehensive School in Finland Arts and Crafts
B Sissel Midtlid Land-Art at Yksnøya – what are we learning and how do we learn Land Art
B Elizabeth Oltedal Bendik and Aarolilja – an example of arts partnerships for schools Music/Crossover
B Nezih Orhon Teacher training and Art Education at University Level – A case study from Eskisehir General/Arts
A Bjørg Tronshart 10 000 flowers – a Carpet Arts and Crafts
B Hakan Ugurlu Art Education in Primary Schools and Art as an Educational Tool – An example of Primary School in Eskesehir, Turkey General/Arts
B Marit Ulvund The Artistic teacher General/Theatre
A Njål Vindenes Knowledge and science in musical practice General/Music
B Eva Østerlind Why do students in upper secondary school choose Theatre as their main subject? General/Theatre