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Herner Saeverot

Partner from Norway

Herner Saeverot is a research professor of Education at the Western Norway University. His primary areas of scholarship are philosophy of education, educational theory and general education. His research interests include literature and education, indirect pedagogy, existential education (a concept he introduced in a paper in 2011), sustainability, unforeseeable education, and the theory and history of the academic discipline of educational science. He has published numerous peer reviewed books and articles for academic journals. With Routledge, he has recently published three books: (1) the research monograph Education and the Limits of Reason: Reading Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Nabokov (2018, in collaboration with Peter Roberts), (2) the research monograph Indirect Education: Exploring Indirectness in Teaching and Research (2022, Open Access), and the edited volume Meeting the Challenges of Existential Threats through Educational Innovation: A Proposal for an Expanded Curriculum (2022). Prof Saeverot is the founder and convenor of two international ‘conversations’: (1) the Annual Bergen Educational Conversation (founded in 2009), and (2) the Annual Nordic Educational Conversation (founded in 2020, part of NERA: the Nordic Educational Research Association). Since 2015, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nordic Studies in Education, and since 2013 he has been a member of the editorial board of Studies in Philosophy and Education, the highest-ranking journal in the field. He is appointed lifelong member of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.

Area of interest
One main interest in this project is how arts based education can prompt us to ask searching questions of ourselves.