The goal of the research group is to develop knowledge that can explain embodied making practice, understand its role for individuals, their learning and for today's society. We do this by collaborating interdisciplinary, in close contact with the international research front in the field. The knowledge we develop contributes locally to strengthening USN's teacher education programs, and internationally to develop knowledge about learning, teaching and creative interactions with materials.
This is how we are organized
The organizational structure of EMAL is constructed of three levels.
The EMAL research leader group is headed by associate professor Camilla Groth.
The research is coordinated within four clusters:
- EMAL-Early Childhood Education (ECE) (lead by Kari Carlsen)
- EMALdigital (lead by Ingrid Holmboe Høibo and Lovise Søyland)
- EMAL-teaching and learning (lead by Åsta Rimstad and Anniken Randers-Pehrson)
- EMAL making&materiality (lead by Kirstine Riis)
The actual research is conducted by the group members (see members list in fact box) within their different disciplines:
- Arts & crafts
- Outdoor activity education and dance
- Learning sciences
- Creativity, culture, Education
Collaboration and network
- Senter for barnehageforskning, utvikling og innovasjon (SEBUTI)
- Forskningsgruppen for læring, læringsdesign og digitale medier (LÆDIME)
- Forskningsgruppen for praksis, tradisjon og teknologi (PPT)
- Nordic network of Embodied Learning
- Human Ingenuity Research Group v/Western University
We also collaborate with OsloMet, UiS/Grensesnitt, BIN-norden, Reggio Children International Network, Helsinki University, Aalto University, Turku University, Chalmers University, Göteborgs University, Åbo Akademi, NAFOL og National Center for Art and Culture in Education.