Anna Houmann

Senior Lecturer

Research

I am a senior Lecturer in Music Education with Educational Sciences as profile. As a music teacher, music teacher educator and researcher I have constantly been fascinated by the music teaching profession possibilities and limitations. In 2010 I defended my doctoral thesis “Music teachers discretionary power – possibilities and limitations”.  Discretionary power is defined as having possibilities and knowledge to make professional assessments and choices in the daily life. Both outer frames and inner conceptions influence the perceptions of the individual teacher.  Outer frames entail who music teachers relate to national plans, school organisation, the actual teaching situation together with students and cooperation with colleagues. But the individual can also develop an approach to the possibilities and limitations at hand, which can transcend the outer frames.  Discretionary power is developed in interplay between knowledge, will and action. My research interest has moved from music teachers general prerequisites towards micro moments in music teaching, pedagogical creativities and participatory formats. I teach educational sciences at the music teacher education program, and supervise students at graduate, master and PhD levels. In 2016 I received the Lund University Student Council Teaching Award. Since 2011 I am coordinating the courses within educational sciences and thesis on graduate and master level in the music teacher program. My international experience covers participation in international research projects as “Creativities  - Transcending Boundaries in Higher Music Education” and active involvement in European Association for Music in School (EAS) where I was the national coordinator (2009-2014) and board member (2015-2017). 2008-2010 and 2014-2016 I have been involved in a SIDA project respective a Linneaus Palme project which purpose was to build a Music Education Department at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi. I am initiator of a U21 project within “Innovation in Education” where teacher training programs at University of Hong Kong, University of Auckland, University of Johannesburg and Malmö Academy of Music at Lund University cooperates around a “Ideal school project” with a purpose to enhance international perspectives at each university.

Research

Recent research outputs

Anna Houmann, Timonen, V. & Eva Sæther, 2019 Oct, Visions for Intercultural Music Teacher Education. Westerlund, H., Karlsen, S. & Partti, H. (eds.). 1 ed. Springer, Vol. 26. p. 101 114 p. (Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education; vol. 26, no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Anna Houmann, 2018, Traditional Music in the modern world: transmission, evolution, and challenges. Leung, B-W. (ed.). Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education ed. Springer, Vol. 24. p. 113-128 15 p. (Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education; vol. 24, no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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