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.
Targeting our research
The EMAL research leader group is headed by professor Marte Gulliksen. On this level we target our research.
Coordinating our research
The research is coordinated within five clusters:
- EMAL-Early Childhood Education (ECE) (lead by Kari Carlsen)
- EMALdigital (lead by Ingrid Holmboe Høibo)
- EMAL-læring og undervisning (lead by Åsta Rimstad)
- EMAL making&materiality (lead by Kirstine Riis)
- EMAL-metode (lead by Anne Solberg)
The actual research is conducted by the group members within their different disciplines:
- Outdoor activity education
- Learning sciences
- Creativity, culture, Education
Collaboration and network
- SEBUTI, LÆDIME og PTT at USN
- Nordic network of Embodied Learning
- Human Ingenuity Research Group at 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.