Embodiment, Learning and Change
In movement settings and educational contexts
Embodiment, Learning and Social Change aims to analyse, document and create processes of change in relation to body, learning and social development in diverse contexts.
We elucidate the body and the importance of joy of life, learning, community, identity development and professional competence.
The subject is anchored in a holistic understanding of the body, which includes the physical, emotional, social and cultural development dimensions of bodily learning.
Embodiment Learning and Social Change is mainly based on qualitative research, practical studies and action research and thus have a strong application-oriented focus.
This track focuses on how sports / movement, in particular elements of dance, play and martial arts can support learning, development and identity processes in children, adolescents, adults, the elderly and vulnerable groups.
We focus on how we can work with movement as developing learning potential and educational approach in day care, school and secondary schools.
We also investigate how we can work with the physical, psychological, emotional and social developmental dimensions of the bodily learning in other movement contexts. Here is particular the importance of joy of movement, movement coping, emotion management, flow and community as well as the importance of sport for inclusion, recognition and gender identity thematised.
In this track, we examine the impact of the body for leadership, relational competence, authenticity, presence and appreciative communication and how this can be trained in professional practice. Including exploration of how coaching, movement education and increased awareness of body language as a profession developmental potential can be implemented in future educational contexts.
This track is related to professional educations, university education and continuing education. It focuses on a strong and down-to-earth harmony between practice and theory.
The Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Copenhagen was established in 2009 in order to launch and coordinate interdisciplinary research, education and dissemination in coaching, coaching psychology and related fields.
The aim is to enhance the quality of life, well-being, performance and productivity of individuals, organizations and the broader community.
We teach coaching at all university levels and wish to collaborate with interested parties regarding coaching in sport, business and health care, including consultancy, training, joint research projects, etc.
The research project aims to develop models for integrating arts in the curriculum in Denmark and in South Africa building on partnerships of ambassador teachers from different schools through so-called ”Teacher Twinning.”
The project will explore and document what value arts-integrated teaching building on ideas and methods developed in previous school projects in collaboration of the project partners has to teachers, children and for reaching objectives of national curricula.
The outcome of the project will also include teaching material and workshops for teachers that can be implemented at national level in both countries.
The project will produce knowledge about how to stimulate the implementation of arts and cultural education in reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, specifically goal 4.7. about quality education.
Moreover it will develop new methods for teaching in multicultural settings based on arts-integration in various school subjects.
Associate Professor Charlotte Svendler Nielsen
Members of research group
|Charlotte Svendler Nielsen||Associate Professor||+4535320830|
|Helle Winther||Associate Professor||+4535320806|
|Lillan Madsen||Associate Professor Emeritus||+4535320865|
|Maise Johansen||PhD Fellow|
|Steen Ingemann Jørgensen||PhD Student|
|Line Fredens||PhD student||Danish School of Education|
|Mie Maar Andersen||PhD student||Elsass Fonden
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
|PhD student||Rigshospitalets Paediatric Oncology Research Laboratory (Bonkolab)||firstname.lastname@example.org|