Bodily Learning – Research – Department of Teacher Education
About the research network
This research network was established due to an interest in how the body is involved in learning processes. A short definition of bodily learning is that learning occurs in, and between, human and non-human bodies in social as well as spatial realities. Bodily learning takes place through gross motor movements, as well as through micro-movements, affects and intensities inside and between bodies. How the body is involved in all learning still needs to be thematized, investigated and theorized. A central impulse for the research network is that bodily learning challenges dominating learning theory and can contribute to extending and rearticulating learning theories.
Research network milestones
The research network was formally established with a start-up-seminar 2 November 2018 at Department for Teacher Education, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the city of Trondheim, Norway.
Keynote speaker was Professor Gunn Engelsrud.
Water competence seminar (2019)
A water competence seminar was arranged by the research network on 13 June 13 2019. The seminar took place on land and in water around the river Nidelva, which floats through the city of Trondheim, close to NTNU’s campus for teacher education.
The seminar was hosted by Assoiciate Professor Egil G. Gjølme and Assistant Professor Jon Sundan.
Keynote speakers were Professor Robert Stallman and Professor Tone Pernille Østern.
The mini-conference Bodily learning (2019)
The mini-conference was arranged by the research network at NTNU, Campus Kalvskinnet, Department for Teacher Education, with Tone Pernille Østern, Øyvind Bjerke and Anne Grut Sørum as hosts. The conference was free and open for all, also for those not belonging to the network.
The mini-conference started with an artistic event with Jon Bojer Godal, a craftsman who has worked especially with the material wood through a long life.
Keynote speakers were Keith Davids (Sheffield Hallam University, UK), Eeva Anttila (UniArts Helsinki, FI), and Biljana Fredriksen (University of South-East Norway, NO)
The peer-reviewed edited book Kroppslig læring – perspektiver og praksiser (in English: Bodily learning – perspectives and practices) (2021)
The peer-reviewed edited book Kroppslig læring– perspektiver and practices in Norwegian was published by Universitetsforlaget in 2021. The book consists of 20 chapters written by 31 authors mainly from teacher education contexts in Norway, Finland and New Zealand. Editors of the book are Tone Pernille Østern, Øyvind Bjerke, Gunn Engelsrud and Anne Grut Sørum.
Look through the book, in Norwegian!
The book launch took place during the virtual international conference Bodily Learning 2021.
The virtual international Bodily Learning Conference 2021
A large international conference took place 22–23 April 2021, fully virtual due to the corona restrictions. Visit the conference page.
Bildetekst: The Bodily Learning Conference took place 22–23 April 2021
The conference attracted 188 registered participants from all over the world: there were participants from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Uganda, South Africa, France, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, USA, and France.
During the two days the conference offered:
- 3 keynotes
- 6 workshops
- 2 Panel discussions
- 21 paper presentations
- A book launch (Norwegian)
- A social Pubinar
Dr. Camilla Groth’s (University of South-Eastern Norway) keynote lecture «Knowing through hands in the field of arts and crafts» at the conference can be seen here.
Special Issue: Bodily Learning Conference 2021
There will be a special Bodily Learning conference issue in the peer-reviewed publication channels Journal for Research in Arts and Sports Education (JASEd).
- Special Issue Editors: Trine Ørbæk and Karen Bauer
- Deadline for submissions: 1 September 2021
- Call for articles.
Members of research network
Karen Bauer Associate Professor of Foreign Language Didactics+47-40386677 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Ingrid Østgaard Buaas PhD Candidate/+47-73412636 +47-95158216 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Harald Bysveen Assistant professor, physical education+47-73559738 +47-92251761 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Ingrid Elnan Assistant Professor+47-73412823 +47-95282416 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Bente Fossvold-Jørum Assistant Professor+47-73412074 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Errol Fyrileiv Associate Professor in arts and crafts+47-73559805 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Egil Galaaen Gjølme Associate Professor in Sports and Physical Education+47-+4795890320 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Stein Erik Grønningsæter Assistant Professor+47-73412849 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Ruben V. Hagen PhD Candidate+47-99437713 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Anne-Lise Heide Associate Professor+47-73559872 +47-95261787 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Gro Hellesnes Assistant Professor+47-41655662 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Victoria Husby PhD Candidate+47-73559735 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Annepetra Røkke Jenssen Associate Professor+47-73559890 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Anette Lund Assistant Professor+47-73412593 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Marthe Sofie Pande-Rolfsen Assistant Professor of English literature and subject didactics+47-73412105 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Lise Porsanger Assistant Professor in Physical Education+47-45502078 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Mattias Solli Researcher+47-92680599 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jon Sundan PhD Candidate in Physical Education+47-73412432 +47-46791443 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Anne Grut Sørum Associate Professor+47-73412857 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Vigdis Vedul-Kjelsås Associate Professor+47-73558958 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Anna-Lena Østern Affiliated+47-73591991 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Gunn Engelsrud Professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
External members of research network
External members of research network
- Professor Kenneth Aggerholm, The Norwegian School of Sports Sciences
- Professor Eva Alerby, Luleå University of Technology
- Hilde Margrethe Bleg Hegna, University of South-Eastern Norway
- PhD student Sofia Jusslin, Åbo Akademi University
- Professor Kjersti Mordal Moen, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
- Associate Professor Kristian Nødtvedt Knudsen, University of Agder
- PhD student Ida Pape Pedersen, Nord University
- Associate Professor Hilde Rustad, Kristiania University College
- Secondary school teacher, Kirsten Roll Steen, Olav Duun upper secondary school
- Associate Professor Trine Ørbæk, University of South-Eastern Norway