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Soern Finn Menning at the Department of Education has submitted his thesis entitled "Curiosity – A value loaded notion. Exploring practices around curiosity in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Norway" and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Tuesday 20 August 2019.
The Candidate: Soern Finn Menning (1975, München, Germany) has a Bachelor degree (hons) Film and Video from London College of Communication (2000), Bachelor degree Preschool Teacher from Oslo Metropolitan University (2012), Master degree in Barnehagepedagogikk (Kindergarten Education) (2014) Thesis title: (Norwegian only) «Nysgjerrighetens muligheter - en utforskning av nysgjerrighet som et aspekt ved kvalitet på småbarnsavdeling gjennom constructing grounded theory». Now working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Education, UiA..
The trial lecture and the public defence will take place at Arne Garborgs auditorium – B1-006, Campus Kristiansand, Tuesday 20 August 2019.
Vice Dean at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Professor Årstein Justnes, will chair the disputation.
Trial lecture at 10:00 a.m.
Public defense at 12:00 noon.
Given topic for trial lecture: «Pedagogical practice as a normative resource in educational theory»
Thesis title: Curiosity – A value loaded notion. Exploring practices around curiosity in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Norway
Search for the thesis in AURA - Agder University Research Archive, a digital archive of scientific papers, theses and dissertations from the academic staff and students at the University of Agder. The thesis will also be available at the University Library, and some copies will also be available for loan at the auditorium where the disputation takes place.
First opponent: Professor Geir Afdal, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society
Second opponent: Professor Emeritus Stig Broström, Danish School of Education - General Education, Emdrup, Aarhus University
Professor Aslaug Kristiansen, University of Agder, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment commitee.