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Student participation in meetings discussing individual subject curricula

Janaina Hartveit Lie of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of Agder has submitted her thesis entitled “Medvirkning i møter om individuell opplæringsplan fra elever med lærevansker. En kvalitativ intervjustudie” ("Student participation in meetings discussing individual subject curricula") and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Friday 22 January 2021.

The project concludes that students participate to a small degree, which is in part due to their passive role in the meetings discussing ISCs.

Janaina Hartveit Lie

PhD Candidate

The disputation will be held digitally, because of the Corona covid-19-situation. Spectators may follow the disputation digitally – link is available below. The disputation will be held in Norwegian.

 

Janaina Hartveit Lie of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of Agder has submitted her thesis entitled “Medvirkning i møter om individuell opplæringsplan fra elever med lærevansker. En kvalitativ intervjustudie” ("Student participation in meetings discussing individual subject curricula") and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Friday 22 January 2021.

She has followed the PhD-programme at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, with spesialisation in Pedagogy.

Summary of the thesis by Janaina Hartveit Lie:

Student participation in meetings discussing individual subject curricula

The project examines the ability of students with learning disabilities to participate in the curriculum planning that takes place in meetings discussing individual subject curricula (ISC).

The right to participate

The background for this is the statement of purpose in the Education Act that grants students the right to participate. This right entails that students shall be given the opportunity to participate in the planning, execution and assessment of their curriculum.

In daily operations, the school is responsible for enabling students to gain experience with participation.

Individual subject curriculum (ISC)

In the project, the focus was aimed at the school's work in planning special education as it is described in a student’s individual subject curriculum (ISC).

An individual subject curriculum (ISC) is a document that stipulates the goals for, and content of, the curriculum, and provides a description of the way in which it is to be implemented.

Students, parents and contact teachers were interviewed regarding their experiences from meetings discussing the contents of ISCs.

Barriers to communication 

On the basis of these descriptions, several barriers to communication between the participants were identified as factors negatively affecting students’ ability to contribute to the planning of their curricula.

This includes the students’ views rarely being sought by teaching professionals, as well as the use of subject terminology that students find difficult to understand.

The project concludes that students participate to a small degree, which is in part due to their passive role in the meetings discussing ISCs. 

Disputation facts:

The trial lecture and the public defence will take place online, via the Zoom conferencing app (link below)

Dean, Professor Hans Hodne, Faculty of Humanities and Education, UiA, will chair the disputation.

The trial lecture at 10:00 hours
Public defence at 12:00 hours

 

Given topic for trial lecture: "Forskningsdesignets betydning i kvalitative studier gjennom valg av relevant teori til å drøfte empiri for teoriutvikling"

Thesis TitleMedvirkning i møter om individuell opplæringsplan fra elever med lærevansker. En kvalitativ intervjustudie

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 is available here:

https://hdl.handle.net/11250/2712369

 

The Candidate: Janaina Hartveit Lie (1988, São Paolo, Brasil - grown up in Agder), Bachelors degreee i Pedagogy, UiA (2011), Bachelor of Laws, UiA (2014), Masters degree in Pedagogy, UiA (2016) Master Thesis: «Elevers medbestemmelse i ulike faser av spesialundervisningens tiltakskjede. En kvalitativ studie av hvordan ansatte i skolen og PP-tjenesten, gjennom beskrivelser av egen praksis, ivaretar elevers lovfestede rett til medbestemmelse, og faktorer som virker hemmende og fremmende på dette arbeidet.» Present position: Assistant Professor in Special Education at The Department of Education at UiA.

Opponents:

First opponent: Professor Halvor Inge Bjørnsrud, Department of Educational Science, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)

Second opponent: Senior lecturer/Associate Professor Gunilla Lindqvist, Department of Education, Uppsala University, Sweden

Professor Ingrid Lund, Department of Education, University of Agder, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment commitee.

Supervisors were Professor emerita Anne-Dorthe Tveit, UiA (main supervisor) and Associate Professor Camilla Herlofsen (co-supervisor)

What to do as an audience member:

The disputation is open to the public, but to follow the trial lecture and the public defence, which is transmitted via the Zoom conferencing app, you have to register as an audience member.

We ask audience members to join the virtual trial lecture at 09:50 at the earliest and the public defense at 11:50 at the earliest. After these times, you can leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. Further, we ask audience members to turn off their microphone and camera and keep them turned off throughout the event. You do this at the bottom left of the image when in Zoom. We recommend you use ‘Speaker view’. You select that at the top right corner of the video window when in Zoom.

Opponent ex auditorio:

The chair invites members of the public to pose questions ex auditorio in the introduction to the public defense, with deadlines. It is a prerequisite that the opponent has read the thesis. Questions can be submitted to the chair, Dean, Professor Hans Hodne at e-mail hans.hodne@uia.no