Course Description

Preliminary Timetable (details in content, hours and dates may be changed)


Navigating in Various Knowledge Landscapes - Introduction to Philosophy of Science and Research Methodology in relation to Making – an International Conference on Materiality and Knowledge.


Responsible Lecturers: Professor Fredrik Nilsson, Chalmers Universitet, Göteborg. Professor Halina Dunin-Woyseth, HiT. Associate Professor Marte S. Gulliksen, HiT.

 

1st - 16th Sept. 2012

17th Sept.

2012

18th Sept.

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19th Sept.

2012

20th Sept.

2012

21st Sept.

2012

24th-27th Sept. 2012

28th Sept. – 31st Oct 2012

 

Part 1: 3,5 ETCS

Part 2: 4 ECTS

 

Preparation

Pre-Conference on-site Course

Making Conference

Post-course work

Lecturer

Nilsson, Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

Nilsson,

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

Vestheim, Nielsen, Tin,

 

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

 

Supervisors

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

Content

Required reading of course literature

 

 

Writing a pre-course assignment.

 

09.00-10.00. Lecture

Fredrik Nilsson:

Course Introduction: Navigating in Various Knowledge Landscapes

 

 

 

Lunch 12.00 – 13.00

 

10.00-16.30 Individual presentations of prepared course assignment.

 

Discussion and feedback Nilsson, Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

 

09.00-14.00 Lecture

Sture Kvarv:

Introduction to Philosophy of science 1

-What is science? Scientific change and scientific revolutions

-Positivism and anti-positivism

-Society as a scientific problem

 

Lunch 12.00 – 13.00

 

14.00-16.00 Peer-learning groups discussing the students’s PhD projects in relation to this day’s topic

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

 

Evening: Individual re-writing of assignment

09.00-14.00 Lecture

Otto Martin Christensen

Introduction to Philosophy of science 2

From Theory and Observation to Aesthetics and Interpretation.

 

 

Lunch 12.00 – 13.00

 

14.00-16.00 Peer-learning groups discussing the students’s PhD projects in relation to this day’s topic

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

 

Evening: Individual re-writing of assignment

09.00-10.00 Lecture

Geir Vestheim

Cultural Policy Research witihin the Ph. D. Programme in Cultural Studies at Telemark University College.

10.15-11.15 Lecture

Liv Merete Nielsen

Research within Culture Education.

 

 

Lunch 11.15 – 12.00

 

12.00-13.00 Lecture

Mikkel Tin

Research within the making of Culture, Primary praxis and traditional culture.

 

13.00-14.00

Discussion

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

 

14.00-16.00 and evening

Peer-learning groups and individual visual representation of PhD-project in the “knowledge landscape”

09.00-15.00

Individual presentations of written and visual assignments.

Discussion and feedback

Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

 

Lunch 12.00 – 13.00

 

13.00 – 15.00

Individual presentations continue

 

Lecture

15.15 -16.45 Lecture Dunin-Woyseth and Gulliksen

Wrapping up: Navigating in Various Knowledge Landscapes

Keynote lectures,

Paper presentation,

workshops

Individual reading of texts suggested by the keynote speakers,

 

 

 

Individual writing of an academic article under the guidance a supervisor.

 

 

Assessment scale: Pass / Fail

Assessment scale: Pass / Fail

 

Assessment scale: Pass / Fail

Assessment scale: Pass / Fail