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Focus on Education 10 November 2021

Learning Environment and Culture of expression
A collegial day at KHiO

Time: Wednesday 10 November 2021, 9 am until 4 pm
Venue: Auditoriet, KHiO
Target group: Professional staff members (teachers) at KHiO


09.00-09.30 Coffee and social chat

09.30-10.00 What characterizations of the learning environment and culture of expression do you desire at KHiO, and what are your reflections on the topic based on your role and point of departure at KHiO? (EN)

Prepared statements from Rector Markus Degermann, SR leader Christophe Kvalheim Boulmer, and academic staff Anne-Linn Akselsen.

10.00-10.30 The role of the Learning Environment in relation to Motivation, Learning and Mental health (EN)

Heidi Haraldsen, Associated professor in Pedagogy and Psychology, Pro-Rector of Education, Head of teacher education.

10.30-10.45 Short Break with coffee and Biscuits

10.45-11.15 Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression and Culture of Expression - Clarification, limitation, and possible Issues for Art Education (EN)

Anja Sletteland, associate professor in human geography at OsloMet. She is an expert on communication in conflicts and has written extensively on controversies in the Norwegian public sphere. Her research areas include metoo in Norway and the international battle over the Israel-Palestine conflict.

11.15-12.00 How can KHiO work to Establish a more Functional Culture of Expression for the Future? (NO, available abstract/translation in English)

Helge Svare, professor, philosopher, and researcher at the Institute of Labor Research, Oslo Met

12.00-13.00 Lunch Break, no serving

13.00-15.00 Parallel Program and workshop by the Departments
The Departments work with the following issues, led by the respective Deans.

  1. What strengths and challenges does the department have in relation to the learning environment and culture of expression (analysis of the current situation)?
  2. What characterizations of the learning environment and culture of expression do your department desire for KHiO in the future (future situation)?
  3. What strategies and measures do you propose to develop the learning environment and culture of expression at departmental level and which strategies may be relevant at institutional level?

15.00-16.00 Plenary sharing and closing session
Each department is given 10 minutes to share the results of its workshop

16.00-17.00 Social informal gathering (coffee / pastries) in the reception area