Magne Ingolv Espeland

Arbeids- og kompetanseområde

Magne I. Espeland is professor in Music and Education at West Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Campus Stord, in Norway. Specialities are curriculum development and innovation in music and arts education, educational design studies, research methodologies for education, master and Ph.D – supervision, research and project leadership, and consultancy services and evaluation of education. For a number of years he has been chairing the Research Program for Culture and Creativity Pedagogies (CCP) at HVL and MusicNet West, a network of higher music education in Western Norway. He was one of the founders of Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies (GRS). Nationally he has chaired and served on a number of Ministerial Committees from 1994 onwards, e.g. on new national curricula in music (1997) and music teacher education (2010) and in the Ministerial Expert Committee on art and culture in education, ”Det muliges kunst”, 2014. His current leadership activities include the scientific leadership of the research center "Center of Creativities, Arts and Science in Education" (CASE), which is home to Research & Development projects at the intersection of arts, science and creative education as well as being Principal Investigator in three NCR (National Research Council of Norway) funded research projects: 1)“Improvisation in Teacher Education” (IMTE) (2013- 2017), 2)"School and Concert- from transmission to Dialogue, (DiSco) (2016- 2020), and 3) "Building Sustainable Digital Practices in Kindergarten Literacy and Arts Programmes"(DigiSus) (2017- 2021). Professor Espeland also conducts advisory services for the Swedish Research Council and evaluation studies of Ph.D study programmes in education and music education for the Swedish UKEÅ, the national body for evaluation of higher education in Sweden. He has many years of experience in commission work for evaluating promotion applications from academic colleagues, and has appeared regularly in Ph.d candidate assessment and as keynote speaker in many countries, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, China, Estonia, Ireland and the US.

Underviser i

  • Master i kreative fag og læreprosessar

Forskar på

  • Dialogiske skolekonsertar
  • Bærekraftige digitale praksisar i barnehagen
  • Læraroppfatningar om kunstfag
  • Kreative prosessar i kunstfag



  • Creativity, Educational Design and Teacher Education in the Global Trans-disciplinary Classroom - Key Note, NAFOL conference 2021

    Ben-Horin, Oded, Espeland, Magne, Robberstad, Janne Iren, Souza, Marcelo H. (2021)
  • Music Education as Craft: Reframing a Rationale

    Espeland, Magne (2021)
  • Music Education as Craft - Reframing theories and practice

    Holdhus, Kari Mette, Murphy, Regina, Espeland, Magne (2021)
  • Skole og konsert – fra formidling til dialog. Sluttrapport fra et innovasjonsprosjekt

    Holdhus, Kari Mette, Romme, Jonas Cisar, Espeland, Magne (2021)
  • DiSkometoden - dialogbasert kunstner-lærersamarbeid

    Holdhus, Kari Mette, Romme, Jonas Cisar, Espeland, Magne, Rundberget, Egil (2021)