Keynote speaker: Prof. Liora Bresler
Time: 10th June, 10:45-12:15
Title: Improvisation in Qualitative (ethnographic) research
Professor Liora Bresler, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaigne, US
In this seminar professor Liora Bresler will give the participant a theoretical and practical introduction to qualitative research with an emphasis on improvised, intensified perception. The session starts with a brief introduction to qualitative research and the way that philosophical background for this research tradition highlight improvisation. The second part will be experiential, organized as investigation in an art-gallery or exhibition, where students’ observations and interpretations of different kind of artworks will be discussed in light of qualitative concepts.
Liora Bresler is Professor of Education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she also held positions at the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation, and the Bureau of Educational Research. She is a faculty member in the Campus Honors Program and affiliate Professor in the School of Music. She holds degrees in Piano Performance, Philosophy and Musicology from Tel-Aviv University, and Education from Stanford University. Her research interests include Arts and Aesthetic Education, and Qualitative Research Methodology.
Bresler is also a guesting professor at Stord/Haugesund University College