ITS Volda Programme
Day 1 - Monday April 24
|09:30-10:00||Orientations - meet and greet|
Theme #1: Introduction to the school systems in:
Student groupwork #1
Theme #2: Presentations
Stine Ekornes - NTNU, RKBU Central Norway
Leon Romestrand - Former school principal, now lecturer at the NGO "MOT"
Student group work #2
|14:30||Sum up and information for tomorrow|
Day 2 - Tuesday April 25
|09:45-10:00||Information on day 2 of ITS Volda|
Theme #3: Presentations
Anette Møller Hansen - University College Absalon
David Gutiérrez - University of Castilla-La Mancha
Student group work #3
Derrick Tanous - PHT Tirol
Student group work #4
|14:15-14:30||Rounding up - summary and evaluation|
Presenters at ITS Volda 2023
Anette Møller Hansen is a former teacher in public schools and independent schools. Embodied learning and student engagement in lessons has always been in focus as a teacher and now as a teacher for teachers at University College Absalon. Here she is working in two departments: The Further Education for Teachers and The Teacher Training College working with Didactic, Pedagogy and School Development.
Stine Ekornes is an Associate Professor at the Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare (RKBU Central Norway), NTNU, and is also affiliated with Department of Humanities and Teacher Education at Volda University College. She is trained in pedagogy and psychology, and has long experience from teaching and supervision in higher education. Her research interests are school mental health, teacher education and inter-professional collaboration in school.
Dr. David Gutiérrez is full professor in the Faculty of Education at University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). His main research focus is on model-based physical education, with special attention on pedagogical models related to sport content (Teaching Games for Understanding and Sport Education). Currently he is also researching in the implementation of transdisciplinary methodologies that increase movement during the school day. He has research and publish extensively in these topics (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David-Gutierrez-25).
Derrick Tanous has an educational background in Kinesiology and Physical Education (B.Sc. 2017; human movement science) from the University of Maine, USA. He completed the European Master – Health and Physical Activity (M.Sc. 2019) at the University of Rome (Foro Italico) in Italy and focused on the area of ageing and the implications for long-term health and quality of life for individuals and populations. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Innsbruck (Department of Sport Science) within the theme of the school setting (https://www.science2.school/en/#Team) to trace the health circle back from older to younger populations. He aims particularly at health behavior with regard to the role of prevention within the framework of long-term sustainable health.
Leon Romestrand has had various positions in Norwegian schools for more than 13 years; 8 of these years working as a principal and school leader. At present he is following-up on more than 200 principals giving guidance and support on the topic of school environment, work environment and leadership development in schools, through his position in the NGO "MOT Norway". He annually holds more than 100 talks to staff and parents on the subject of inclusive classroom environments, inclusive local communities, work environment and diversity.