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Kritisk demokratisk danning - Lived Democracy


Inger Elin Lilland

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Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking


This is an interdisciplinary research group at Western Norway Unversity of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports. The overall focus is to gain insights into democratic Bildung processes, and to facilitate critical democratic Bildung in school and teacher education. The main project studies how democracy is lived and learned in education. In particular, it studies how classroom discussions on societal issues can promote democratic Bildung, and what are the cultural conditions for such development. Societal and social topics in the students’ local community are used to catalyze classroom discussions and learning situations. We will investigate how the students’ close connection to the issue at hand influences engagement, learning processes and identities in the making. Student engagement and the potential for democratic Bildung also depend on cultural conditions at work in classrooms, including inter-culturality, allowance of a multiplicity of views and interconnectedness with the local community. We study how students’ engagement is factual and how discussion and engagement generate content learning. The project’s focus on students’ democratic capabilities and critical citizenship can support connections between school and society and will benefit schools’ contribution to an integrated and democratic society.


Critical dialogue in mathematics education (2010)
Alrø, Helle;Johnsen-Høines, Marit
Endringskompetanse i kritisk perspektiv (2012)
Johnsen-Høines, Marit;Alrø, Helle
Inquiry - without posing questions (2012)
Johnsen-Høines, Marit;Alrø, Helle
The Mathematics Enthusiast
Critical Democratic Competence and Classroom Discussion – a project at an initial stage (2013)
Herheim, Rune;Høines, Marit Johnsen;Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Rangnes, Toril Eskeland
Critical democratic competence and classroom discussion – a project at an initial stage (2013)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Herheim, Rune;Rangnes, Toril Eskeland
Praksisutvikling og forskning - metodologiske aspekter (2013)
Johnsen-Høines, Marit
Læringssamtalen som grep og begrep (2013)
Johnsen-Høines, Marit;Alrø, Helle
Praksisnær undervisning som kritisk matematikkundervisning (2013)
Alrø, Helle;Johnsen-Høines, Marit
Samarbeid mellom lærer og forsker - virkning for praksis (2013)
Rangnes, Toril Eskeland;Haugsbakk, Monica
Critical democratic competence and classroom discussion - A project at an intial stage (2013)
Herheim, Rune;Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Johnsen-Høines, Marit;Rangnes, Toril Eskeland
Proceedings of the International Mathematics Education and Society Conference
Presentation of the paper "Mathematical agency in a traffic safety project" (2014)
Herheim, Rune;Rangnes, Toril Eskeland
Critical learning in and between practices (2014)
Rangnes, Toril Eskeland
Reflections on uncertainty aspects in a student project on traffic safety (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Herheim, Rune
Students’ expressed capabilities related to risk (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis
Students’ informal knowledge on risk - a study on students discussing oil exploitation close to their hometown (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis
Developing sustainability literacy through discussing petroleum exploitation (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Reis, Giuliano;Barwell, Richard
Environmental risk and mathematics education (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis
The weather: how it feels, expert knowledge and how we can work with it in math class (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis
Co-learning in a lecturer - student project on critical reflection (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Bringeland, Terje André;Hagen, Andreas Austlid;Sumstad, Marius Sætren;Sørngård, Maria Astad;Vethe, Tor Inge
Mathematics education and post-normal science (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Sørngård, Maria Astad;Vethe, Tor Inge;Bringeland, Terje André;Hagen, Andreas Austlid;Sumstad, Marius Sætren
Dialectical features in students' discussions on oil exploitation (2015)
Breivega, Kjersti Rongen
Lived Democracy in the Classroom: Young Rhetors on Oil Exploitation in Lofoten (2016)
Breivega, Kjersti Maria Rongen
Klasseromsdebatt som danningsarena (2016)
Breivega, Kjersti Maria Rongen;Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Johnsen-Høines, Marit;Rangnes, Toril Eskeland
Ungdomsskuleelevars førestilingar om framtida. Utforskande argumentasjon i ein klasseromsdebatt om oljeutvinning i Lofoten (2016)
Breivega, Kjersti Maria Rongen
In-service teachers’ positioning when discussing the body mass index (2017)
Rangnes, Toril Eskeland;Herheim, Rune;Kacerja, Suela
Læreres posisjonering når de diskuterer indekser og BMI (2017)
Rangnes, Toril Eskeland;Herheim, Rune;Kacerja, Suela
Stimulating critical mathematical discussions in teacher education: use of indices such as the BMI as entry points (2017)
Kacerja, Suela;Rangnes, Toril Eskeland;Herheim, Rune;Pohl, Meinrad;Lilland, Inger Elin;Hansen, Ragnhild
Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk
Indices and critical mathematics education (2018)
Kacerja, Suela
Indices, critical mathematics education and democracy (2017)
Kacerja, Suela
Elevers posisjonering i debatt. En språkvitenskapelig inngang til demokratisk danning i skolen (2018)
Breivega, Kjersti Maria Rongen
Unge retorar i Lofoten: Ein Toulmin-inspirert argumentasjonsanalyse av ein klasseromsdebatt (2018)
Breivega, Kjersti Maria Rongen
Teacher educators’ critical colleagueship in developing mathematics teaching about the Body Mass Index (2018)
Kacerja, Suela
Mathematics teacher educators' critical colleagueship (2019)
Kacerja, Suela;Herheim, Rune
Med norsk og matematikk mot konspirasjonsteorier (2019)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Breivega, Kjersti Maria Rongen;Lilland, Inger Elin;Kacerja, Suela;Brekkhus, Åshild Berg;Werler, Tobias Christoph
Fake news (2019)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Lilland, Inger Elin;Kacerja, Suela;Brekkhus, Åshild Berg;Breivega, Kjersti Maria Rongen
Critical competence in mathematics with existing mathematical models, such as BMI (2019)
Kacerja, Suela
Demokratisk danning i skolen. Tverrfaglige empiriske studier (2019)
Breivega, Kjersti Maria Rongen;Rangnes, Toril Eskeland

Tilknyttede prosjekter/forskningsgrupper

Critical Democratic Competence and Classroom Discussion (CDkomp)  
Lived democracy – Classroom engagement on environmental issues and development of critical mathematical competence  
Rural Teaching. Understanding Teacher Knowledge and Practice in Rural Areas (in Norway, Germany, Poland and Lithuania)  
Pre-service teachers expressions of mathematical critic during educational modelling activities focusing on real world model use  
Climate Change and Critical Mathematic Education  
Kapabilitet og kapabilitetsdanning hos elever ved yrkesfaglige utdanningsprogram i den videregående skolen.  
Teaching and learning about indices and their application in society  
Teaching indices as mathematical models and as entry points to critical discussions - Design and research of a teaching toolkit to be used in teacher education- international perspective  
Lived Democracy – qualities and challenges.  
Demokratisk danning i skolen - Empiriske studier  
Fake news i utdanning