Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


– Studies in Pedagogical Practices

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The research group has an interest in studying pedagogical practices in and out of pedagogical institutions, in formal and informal settings. Socially situated activities and interaction between adults and children and between children in pedagogical practices are never stable and given, they change according to who is participating, time and history. Acquiring knowledge about what is happening in pedagogical practices today is one of our aims.

This research group addresses research questions from a foundational theoretical point of view as well as through empirical investigations. We have an explicit interest in developing theory and methodology within discourse analysis, phenomenology, ethnography and ethnomethodology. Currently (from 2015) we are working on the  design of  a study of pedagogical practices in ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) institutions and primary school, with a special  focus on the use of digital tools and media literacy.

Ongoing SiPP activities:

SiPP news and publications

SiPP news and publications

Seminar: Young People’s Civic Engagement in Latin America and the Nordic region

We are proud to invite you to our research seminar, which seeks to explore how young people engage in various forms of political activism and shape the present society and democracy. The seminar examines the complex ways in which digital technology (social media, internet, games, art, music, etc.) opens up spaces of resistance and contestations, and how young people in Latin America and the Nordic region employ them to enhance their active citizenship in a comparative perspective. The two-day seminar includes two international keynote speakers, talking about modern forms of youth activism and digital citizenship. In addition, researchers from NTNU will provide glimpses into a wide range of research projects on related topics.


Discourse Analysis in Institutional and Professional Settings

A PhD Course on discourse analysis in institutional and professional settings will be held from October 24 to October 28, led by Professor Srikant Sarangi, Aalborg University, Denmark. The aim of the 5-day long PhD course is to offer research-based evidence for conceptual, analytical and methodological insights into Discourse Analysis in institutional and professional settings such as health and social care, law, education, media, business and industry


Seminar on children's everyday life in preschool

On August 29, researchers from different parts of NTNU and Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education gathered to present their research related to children's everyday life in preschools. This seminar was related to the SiPP project “Digital Tools in Early Education and Care: Facilitating learning in pedagogical practices”, and provided fruitful discussions and foundations for further collaboration.

PhD-students going abroad and visiting SiPP

Kristine recently returned from a 5-month research stay at Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies, a research center at Ritsumeikan Universtiy in Kyoto, Japan. In October, Juhyung Shin from the same research center will visit SiPP for one month.

In 2013, Rada Jancic Mogliacci, now a post-doctoral researcher at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, visited SiPP for nine months and collaborated on a project with professor Marit Honerød Hoveid. Helle Hovgaard Jørgensen, The University of Southern Denmark, Odense, visited for two weeks in May 2015.   

When It’s Not Safe to Sleep

The sleep patterns of the homeless reveal the vulnerabilities of street life. Read Marit Ursin's publication in Sapiens here.

Growing up in fear: Gemini article

Gemini published an article about growing up in urban Brazil, based on Marit Ursin's post doctoral research. 

Why we watch television shows again and again

Ingvild has been interviewed about 90's TV shows such as Friends and Beverly Hills 90210 and why we revisit these shows. Read the interview here (in Norwegian).

Forsker Grand Prix 2015

Kristine participated in the competition Forsker Grand Prix 2015, with a presentation on the topic "Elementary School Students as Game Designers"! You can read more about the competition here (in Norwegian), or the Gemini article about her research which was published in connection with the competition.

Gender and consumption

Ingvild has been interviewed about gender and consumption by national newspapers! Read the articles:

Previous Activities in SIPP

Previous Activities in SIPP

Tema: Ungdommers relasjoner - Familieliv, skoleliv og vennskap

Trondheim, 22. september.

Temaet for årets seminar er ungdommers relasjoner i familieliv, skoleliv og vennskap. Seminaret starter med innlegg fra to inviterte forskere – Kristin Beate Vasbø (UiO) og Marcus Samuelsson (Linköping universitet) – før våre «egne» presenterer sin forskning (se under for program). 

Målsettingen med seminaret er å skape en arena hvor spørsmål og problemstillinger knyttet til ungdommer i og utenfor utdanning kan diskuteres. Videre ønsker vi at dette skal være en arena hvor nettverk kan bygges både internt og ekstern. Seminaret arrangeres av forskere fra ulike miljøer ved NTNU som arbeider med et fokus på unge, utdanning og oppvekst. Det er åpent for alle interesserte.

Barns hverdagsliv i barnehager - et tverrfaglig seminar

29. august 2016, Dragvoll

SIPP-gruppen ved Institutt for pedagogikk og livslang læring (IPL) ønsker velkommen til et dagsseminar om forskning på og med barn i barnehage. Innlegg kommer fra fagfelt som har det til felles at de er opptatt av barn i barnehage fra forskjellige perspektiv. 

Seminar and workshop in Trondheim, May 11. and 12.  Theme: Pedagogical practices, digital tools and social interaction in preschool

On the first day participants will present ongoing or conducted projects with relevance for this theme. Theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of projects are interesting for the discussions. On the second day – we will work on finding common areas of research interest. 

The research group SiPP (Studies in Pedagogical Practices) invited you to attend the seminar/workshop "Visual culture, children and learning". 

Likes: selvpresentasjoner i ungdommers hverdagsliv Ungdomsseminaret i Trondheim 2015

Det årlige ungdomsseminaret ble arrangert i Trondheim den 24. september 2015 kl. 9-16. Seminaret arrangeres av forskergruppene SiPP (Studies in Pedagogical Practices), Pedagogisk institutt, YES (Youth, Education and Society), PLU og Avdeling for lærer- og tolkutdanning, HiST. Temaet for årets seminar er ungdom, kropp og identitet. Etter seminaret legges det opp til uformelle faglige samtaler over et lettere måltid.

Målsettingen med seminaret er å skape en arena hvor spørsmål og problemstillinger knyttet til ungdommer i og utenfor utdanning debatteres og diskuteres. Videre ønsker vi at dette skal være en arena hvor nettverk kan bygges både lokalt og til våre foredragsholdere. Seminaret består av forskere fra ulike miljøer ved NTNU som arbeider med et fokus på unge, utdanning og oppvekst men er åpent for alle interesserte.

The study of literacies differs and changes with regard to perspectives, what, whom and how one studies this phenomenon. In this seminar, we will pay attention to dilemmas, tensions, challenges and changes that can be identified in studies of literacies. To illustrate what could be seen as multimodal and dynamic aspects of literacies, the focus will be directed to media literacy practices and related to phenomena such as learning, identity, and agency. Anchored in a sociocultural perspective, it has been claimed that literacy is situated. This raises questions: What is literacy? Can literacy be any kind of competence with regard to reading, understanding and writing texts in its broad sense? Different prefixes put to ‘literacy’ indicate that this is the case. These, for instance are: digital literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, information literacy, and multi-literacy. Viewing literacy as situated has actualised, among others, the notions of time, place and mobility. How do we capture literacy practices that seem to appear across different activities? How can this be studied? These are some of the dilemmas and challenges that will be discussed in this seminar.