Ph.D supervision:

Kari Holdhus 2010- 2014:
Stjerneopplevelser eller gymsals estetikk? En studie av kvalitets opp fatninger i skole konsertpraksiser (Star Experiences or Gymhall Aesthetics? A Study of Quality Conceptions in School Concerts Practices)

Oded Ben Horin 2014- 2018:
Improvising the Bridge: A Study of Teaching Skills and Educational Design in an Arts-infused Inquiry Based Science Teaching Context.

Øistein Kvinge 2014- 2018: Improvisation as sign making activity?- a case study on educational design in teacher education


Magne I. Espeland

Magne I. Espeland is professor in Music and Education at West Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)-Campus Stord in Norway. Specialities are curriculum development and innovation in music and arts education, educational design studies, research methodologies for education, master and Ph.D. – supervision, and project leadership.

Current administrative duties include chairing the Research Program for Culture – and Creativity Pedagogies (CCP) at HVL and MusicNet West, a network of higher music education in Western Norway. He was one of the founders of Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies (GRS). Nationally he has chaired and served on a number of Ministerial Committees from 1994 onwards, e.g. on new national curricula in music (1997) and music teacher education (2010) and the  Ministerial expert committee on art and culture in education, ”Det muliges kunst”, 2014.

His current research activities include leading the research activities of “Improvisation in Teacher Education”, and the DiSco project, innovation of school concerts- both year research projects funded by The Research Council of Norway.He also conducts  advisory services for the Swedish Research Council and evaluation studies of Ph.D study programmes for the Swedish UKEÅ, the national body for evaluation of higher education in Sweden.