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Monica Lindgren

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Monica Lindgren
Professor , Viceprefekt
Akademisk grad: Docent,
monica.lindgren@hsm.gu.se
031-786 4157
0766-184157

Postadress: Box 210, 40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Fågelsången 1 , 41256 Göteborg
Arbetsuppgifter: forskare, musikpedagogik


Högskolan för scen och musik (Mer information)
Box 210
405 30 Göteborg
www.hsm.gu.se
Besöksadress: Fågelsången 1 , 412 56 Göteborg

Om Monica Lindgren

 

Monica Lindgren (PhD) is professor in music education and the head of research and postgraduate education within music and arts education at the Academy of Music and Drama. She has a background as music teacher in compulsory school and culture school and at teacher education programs at different universities in Sweden. In spring 2006, Monica received her PhD in Music Education at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing arts, University of Gothenburg. In her thesis she examined current discourses relating to the aesthetic activities in the Swedish compulsory school. 

 

Since 2006 Monica has been active in a number of research projects, focusing on aesthetic practices and music education in school, cultural school and higher education. Her research interests include issues of power, disourse, identity and knowledge formation in artistic pedagogical practices, where perspectives from social and critical theories are used in order to understand conditions and opportunities for people's learning within the arts. Her doctoral supervision encompasses studies of cultural and social reproduction in the Swedish culture schools; knowledge and traditions in higher music education; discourse and policy analysis and music teacher professionality; students’ positioning in the school music classroom; rhetorical and practical performances of social justice in music education; students’ learning of music theoretical concepts. 

 

She is currently involved in a research project financed by the Swedish Research Council 2018-2020: Reviewing on whose terms? Assessment, conceptions of quality and legitimation of attainment test to music teacher education. The aim of the study is to investigate entrance auditions to music teacher education with regard to the assessment criteria applied, legitimacy claim, and approach to knowledge. Data consists of eight days video documented entrance auditions in various genres and focus group conversations, including stimulated recall interviews, with jury members from different Swedish universities. A multimodal social semiotic approach is adopted to study how individuals use linguistic, material and bodily sign systems in order to represent and perform their understanding of, attitude to and interpretation of various phenomena in the world, and how these representations constantly transform. On a macro level the concept discourse is used to elucidate how assessment, legitimization and selection in the local practices are related to dominant approaches to musical conventions, shaped by musical education institutions.

 

Previous research projects:

 

Market aesthetics and everyday culture in classroom. An ideological dilemma? Identity, dominance and knowledge formation in the music teacher of secondary school. (Swedish Research Council 2007-2009). In this ethnographic project it is explored how market aesthetics and student’s music culture were expressed in the Swedish music classroom. The empirical material consisted of video observations of classroom activities in nine Swedish secondary school settings during one semester.   

 

Construction of aesthetic learning within teacher education (Swedish Research Council 2008-2011). This study investigated prevailing discourses on music in the field of arts in Swedish teacher education for primary school and preschool, following the program based on 1999 teacher education reform. Data were collected from focus group talks with teacher educators and student teachers from ten Swedish universities.

 

El Sistema – musical learning and identity in an intercultural context (2012-2015). An ethnographical study focusing issues of music learning and social inclusion within the choir- and orchestra school El Sistema in Sweden, based on observations of concerts and lessons and interviews with teacher involved.

 

Her publications can be found in the following scientific journals: Music Education Research; British Journal of Music Eduation; Action, Criticism & Theory for Music Education; Nordic Research in Music Education; Australian Journal of Teacher Eduaction; Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education; International Journal of Community Music; Research Studies in Music Education; European Journal of Philosophy in the Arts; Ethnography and Education; Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige och Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning - Swedish Journal of Music Research. 

 

Monica Lindgren is often invited as lecturer, opponent, keynote speaker at universities in the Nordic countries. During the years 2018-2021 she is a member of the scientific advisory board to support the enhancement of the scientific quality of the Norwegian research project ‘Music Teacher Education for the Future’ at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. She has also experience as investigator and expert in various investigations and evaluations on national level. 2015-2016 she was the special investigator for the Government of Sweden in the inquiry of the Swedish municipal culture schools (SOU 2016:69) and 2012-2014 she worked as an expert for the Swedish National Agency for Education in evaluating music in compulsory school (NÄU 13).

 

 

Senaste publikationer

Assessment and legitimation of entrance auditions to Swedish music teacher education
Monica Lindgren, Olle Zandén, Ragnhild Sandberg Jurström
RIME 2019. Research in Music Education Conference, 23-26 April, Bath Spa University, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2019
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Representations and legitimations of quality and knowledge in entrance auditions to Swedish music teacher education
Monica Lindgren, Olle Zandén, Ragnhild Sandberg Jurström
NNMPF 2019: Futures of Music in Higher Education, February 26-28 2019, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2019
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Potential för estetikfältets legitimering och utveckling - samtal kring forskning inom det estetiskt-pedagogiska fältet
Monica Lindgren, Fredrik Lindstrand, Ketil Thorgersen, Stina Wikberg
NEÄL 2018 abstracts, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Design and assessment of entrance auditions to music teacher education.
Monica Lindgren, Olle Zanden, Ragnhild Sandberg Jurström
https://nnmpf.org/nb/konferanser/, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Singing in Swedish Secondary Schools: A discursive practice.
Monica Lindgren, Olle Zanden, Marie-Helene Zimmerman Nilsson
https://nnmpf.org/nb/konferanser/, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Performing gender when music is, or is not, at stake – a meta-analysis on students’ adaption to discourse
Carina Borgström Källén, Monica Lindgren
Nordic Research in Music Education. Yearbook 2017, 97–116, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2017
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

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2019

Assessment and legitimation of entrance auditions to Swedish music teacher education
Monica Lindgren, Olle Zandén, Ragnhild Sandberg Jurström
RIME 2019. Research in Music Education Conference, 23-26 April, Bath Spa University, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2019
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Representations and legitimations of quality and knowledge in entrance auditions to Swedish music teacher education
Monica Lindgren, Olle Zandén, Ragnhild Sandberg Jurström
NNMPF 2019: Futures of Music in Higher Education, February 26-28 2019, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2019
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

2018

Potential för estetikfältets legitimering och utveckling - samtal kring forskning inom det estetiskt-pedagogiska fältet
Monica Lindgren, Fredrik Lindstrand, Ketil Thorgersen, Stina Wikberg
NEÄL 2018 abstracts, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Design and assessment of entrance auditions to music teacher education.
Monica Lindgren, Olle Zanden, Ragnhild Sandberg Jurström
https://nnmpf.org/nb/konferanser/, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Singing in Swedish Secondary Schools: A discursive practice.
Monica Lindgren, Olle Zanden, Marie-Helene Zimmerman Nilsson
https://nnmpf.org/nb/konferanser/, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

2017

Performing gender when music is, or is not, at stake – a meta-analysis on students’ adaption to discourse
Carina Borgström Källén, Monica Lindgren
Nordic Research in Music Education. Yearbook 2017, 97–116, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2017
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

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