Field of work
Professor Dr. of Education, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Prof. II NLA University College
Editor-in-Chief Nordic Studies in Education
Founder and Convenor of The Annual Bergen Educational Conversation (2009-), which is an annual forum that sustain conversations taking place in full courtesy, politeness and mutual respect, where the participants manage to have fruitful discussions on several issues and, if possible, engage in projects that reach to a wider audience.
Meeting the Challenges of Existential Threats through Educational Innovation: A Proposal for an Expanded Curriculum (H. Saeverot (Ed.), Routledge, 2021)
The Indirectness in Education: Beyond the Visible Learning Paradigm (H. Saeverot, Routledge, 2021)
At present, Prof Dr Herner Saeverot is Project Manager of three funded projects.
1. MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF EXISTENTIAL THREATS THROUGH EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION:
A PROPOSAL FOR AN EXPANDED CURRICULUM
2. ARTIST-LED LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The European project Artist-Led Learning in Higher Education (ALL) is funded by Erasmus+ (Strategic Partnerships - K2). The project was launched in September 2018 and will last until 2021.
Participants are 8 European partners 1. Western Norway University, Bergen, Norway; 2. Aalborg University, Denmark; 3. Audencia Business School, France; 4. Centro de Estudos Sociais, Coimbra, Portugal; 5. Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT Lathi, Finland; 6. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy; 7. University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland; 8. University of Chester, UK.
ALL’s purpose is to contribute to improve the creative competence of learners, educators, and pracademics (practitioners + academics) by developing an experimental framework for arts-based teaching methods. It will be carried out both in the project activities and also concretely applied in pre-existing educational programmes at the partner institutions and in collaboration with cultural industries/institutions and research environments. The aim is that the framework will develop original arts-based educational materials and an established collaboration amongst partners (included associated partners) that are sustainable and will be implemented in other higher educational (HE) institutions all over Europe. The partnership will involve participants that are experts of, passionate about and strongly interested in arts-based methods and their application to HE. The project is about building a laboratory for free and structured arts-based experimentation, in a co-creative partnership of leading academic experts who also have practical experiences with/in artistic practices. The laboratory we want to build together is not a physical infrastructure but a social space "in between", a fully creative environment, open for knowledge to be embodied, but also challenged, reframed and rethought. Artists in residence as AST are expected to enhance their competence in applying artistic methods to non-arts contexts.
3. DEMOCRATIC PREPAREDNESS AGAINST RACISM AND ANTISEMITISM (DEMBRA)
Dembra, funded by The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, is a programme for professional development amongst teachers, school leaders and other school staff. Based on the school’s own circumstances, Dembra helps strengthen the school’s work on participation and critical thinking. Dembra is suitable for schools whose leaders and teachers
• wish to take a more systematic approach to critical thinking, democratic development and inclusion, and/or
• find that their school has particular challenges or may come to experience particular challenges relating to group-based hostility
Dembra is founded on the premise that a democratic culture based on participation and critical thinking provides the best counterweight to attitudes that threaten democracy – such as group-based hostility and anti-democratic ideologies.