Rommetveit Summer School

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Please welcome to the Rommetveit Summer School, 8 – 12 June.  The theme for the seminar is «The art and science of improvisation in education», with the aim of investigating how improvisation as a skill can be developed within these fields.

The summer school is a collaboration between Stord/Haugesund University College (SHUC), Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies (GRS) and The Norwegian National Graduate School in Teacher Education (NAFOL).

The venue of the summer school is SHUC’s campus at on the island of Stord and by the mouth of the Hardangerfjord.

More information: Rommetveit Summer School 2015 (official website)


  • Monday 8th – Tuesday 9th: Pre-seminar on Video-analysis with Carey Jewitt (limited places, early registration recommended).
  • Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th: Invited speakers and NAFOL-seminars.

Keynote speakers:

  • Anna-Lena Østern (NTNU): Narrative philosophy in improvisational theatre. A lecture performance with the playback theatre group Theatre Momentum Quartet
  • Keith Sawyer (University of North Carolina – US): Teaching as Disciplined Improvisation
  • Gert Biesta (University of Luxembourg): Virtuosity in teaching: On improvisation and embodied judgement

NAFOL seminars:

  • Staffan Selander (Stockholm University): Multimodal text analysis
  • Kari Smith (NTNU/University of Bergen): From abstract to paper


Deadline: 10 April 2015

NB! There are limited places in this seminar and NAFOL-candidates with a presentation (abstract or prosess-seminar/master class) will be given  priority.  The summer school is open for cohort 3, 4 and 5.

Call for papers

There will be two alternative call for papers from the NAFOL-candidates:

Call 1:

We call for abstracts (500-1000 words) where the candidates discuss their own project in light of one or two of the following articles, relevant for the theme of the summer school:

  • DeZutter, S. (2011). Professional Improvisation and Teacher Education: Opening the Conversation. In K. Sawyer (Ed.), Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching (pp. 1-26). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jarning, H. (2006). Dewey square: Lærerarbeid, didaktikk og improvisasjon. In K. Steinsholt & H. Sommero (Eds.), Kunsten å sette seg selv på spill. Oslo: NW Damm og Søn AS.
  • Sawyer, K. (2011). What Makes Good Teachers Great? The Artful Balance of Structure and Improvisation. In K. Sawyer (Ed.), Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching (pp. 1-26). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Articles will be distributed upon request

Structure of the session:

  • Paper-presentation 15 min each
  • Feedback from discussant 10 min each

Deadline for abstracts:  30 January 2015.  Please send the abstracts to:

Candidates with accepted abstracts will be asked to submit an extended abstract of approx. 2000 words two weeks before the summer school.

Call 2:

We call for an extended abstracts on one of the articles which you intend to include in your dissertation (max 2000 word). Candidates with accepted abstracts will be invited to take part in a workshop “From abstract to article” chaired by professor Kari Smith. (Two session a 90 minutes).

Deadline for abstracts:  30 January 2015.  Please send the abstracts to:

Process-seminars and Master classes

Several scholars on different fields will take part in and be available as respondents for process-seminars and master classes during the summer school.  Please contact Knut Steinar Engelsen for  more information on availability ( – +47 97 18 83 80)

Social program

The social program will include:

  • Fjord-cruice with dinner on the Hardangerfjord with the old coast-damper D/S “Stord” (Tuesday 9th) (Limited places)
  • Conference dinner at the campus (Wednesday 10th)


Contact Øystein Røsseland Kvinge ( – +47 92 01 68 95) or Knut Steinar Engelsen ( – +47 97 18 83 80)