Birgitte Malm

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Background

Professor of Education, Mid Sweden University, 2016.
Associate Professor of Education, Malmö University, Sweden, 2009.
Ph.D. in Education, Malmö University, Sweden, 2003.
M.A. in Education, University of Greenwich, London, 1996.
B.A. Degree in Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden, 1994.

Area of interest

Quality in teacher education; Teacher competences; Personal and professional teacher development; Early childhood education and care; Children's rights; Philosophy of education; Narrative and life history research; Montessori; Peace education; Conflict management.

Current research

Malm, B. (2018). On the complexities of educating student teachers: Twelve teacher educators' views on contemporary challenges to their profession.
Article in progress.

Teaching and tutoring

Experience of teaching and supervision on all levels within Teacher Education (Bachelor's, Master's, Licentiate, Doctorate).

Course Design and Leadership at the Doctoral Level:
- Academic Writing and Publishing.
- Livsberättelser som forskningsansats.
- Tolkning och analys inom narrativ/berättelseforskning.
- The Art of Presenting a Paper at an International Conference.

Other information

STINT Scholarship: Excellence in Teaching and Teaching Sabbatical
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, USA. http://www.stint.se/en/140/var/newsID/241

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Malm, B. (2015). On competences, aspirations and future expectations: Swedish student teachers evaluate Early Childhood Education. Paper presented at the IJAS (International Journal of Arts and Sciences) Annual Conference in Florence, Italy, 16-19 June 2015.

Malm, B. (2014). Student teachers’ thoughts on the personal and professional implications involved in becoming an Early Childhood Teacher. Paper presented at the IJAS (International Journal of Arts and Sciences) Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain, 16-19 June 2014.

Malm, B. (2013). Reflections on authenticity as an integral quality in teachers’ daily lives and work. Paper presented at the IJAS (International Journal of Arts and Sciences) Annual Conference in Valletta, Malta, 3-7 March 2013.

Malm, B. (2012). Teaching, scholarship and service: Perceptions on competence, quality and commitment in teacher education. Paper presented at the IJAS (International Journal of Arts and Sciences) Annual Conference in Rome, Italy, 29 October-1 November 2012.

Malm, B. (2012). Socratic thinking as social practice: considering the moral and interpersonal dimensions of teaching. Paper presented at the 14th Annual CiCe (Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe) Network Conference, 8th CitizED Conference and 1st Creating Citizenship Communities Conference. University of York, England, 24-26 May, 2012.

Malm, B. (2012). Promoting student teachers’ cognitive and moral competencies: A Liberal Arts approach. Paper presented at the NERA/NFPF 40th Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 8-10, 2012.

Malm, B. (2011). The importance of dialogue and personal commitment for teachers’ development: Learning from Liberal Arts. Paper presented at the 15th ISATT (International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching) Biennial, Braga, Portugal, July 5-8, 2011.

Malm, B. (2010). On being and becoming: Reflections on the importance of personal dispositions for teachers’ professional development. Paper presented at the 35th ATEE (Association for Teacher Education in Europe) Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 26-30 August, 2010.

Malm, B. (2010). Liberal Arts in Teacher Education: Reflections on educating the whole person. Paper presented at the NERA/NFPF 38th Congress, Malmö, Sweden, March 11-13, 2010.

Malm, B. (2010). Reflections on the importance of personal dispositions for teachers’ professional development. Paper presented at the 11th Nordiske Læreruddannelseskonference, University College, Hjørring, Denmark, 5-8 May, 2010.

Malm, B. (2007). Personal values, professional roles. Teachers’ reflections on their lives and work. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Ghent, Belgium, 18-22 September 2007.

Malm, B. (2005). Developing competences. Reflections on the personal and professional roles of teachers in contemporary educational settings. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 September, 2005.

Löfgren, H. & Malm, B. (2005). Bridging the fields of drama and conflict management. Empowering students to handle conflicts through school-based programmes. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 September, 2005.

Malm, B. (2005). Genuine encounters through narrative and dialogue. Some thoughts on authenticity. Paper presented at the NERA/NFPF 33rd Congress, Oslo, Norway, March 10-12, 2005.

Malm, B. & Löfgren, H. (2005). Passion and Purpose. Teachers’ Personal and Professional Competences in a Post-modern Era. Paper presented at the NERA/NFPF 33rd Congress, Oslo, Norway, March 10-12, 2005.

Malm, B. & Löfgren, H. (2004). Teacher competence from a student perspective: A causal model relating teacher competence to students’ school attitudes, self-confidence, gender and conflict handling strategies. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, September 22-25, 2004.

Malm, B. & Löfgren, H. (2004). Teenagers’ alternative ways of handling conflicts: A causal model focussing on aggressive behaviour in relation to school factors. Paper presented at the XVI World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Fira, Santorini, Greece, September 18-22, 2004.

Malm, B. & Löfgren. H. (2004). Teenagers’ conflict handling strategies in relation to gender, teacher competence, students’ school attitudes and self-confidence. Paper presented at the NERA/NFPF 32nd Congress, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 11-13, 2004.

Malm, B. (2003). Understanding teachers’ lives and work. Reflections on the use of life histories in educational research. Paper presented at the NERA/NFPF 31st Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 6-9, 2003.

Malm, B. (2001). Teachers’ lives and work in a cultural and historical context. Reflections based on the professional life histories of eight Montessori teachers in Sweden. Paper presented at the 41st International World Education Fellowship Conference, Sun City, South Africa, 23-27 April, 2001.

Malm, B. (2000). Researching teachers’ lives and work. Personal and professional encounters in collaborative research. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Edinburgh, Scotland, 20-23 September, 2000.

Publications

Articles in journals

Malm, B. (2018). "It's All about Relationships": Enhancing Authentic Learning Processes in Teacher Education. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, vol. 17: 1, pp. 48-63.    

Malm, B. (2017). "We Need to Give the Profession Something that No One Else Can" : Swedish Student Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences of their Preschool Teacher Training Programme. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, vol. 16: 9, pp. 73-87.    

Malm, B. (2011). Exploring gender and subjectivity in Narrative Research. Narrative Works: issues, investigations & interventions, vol. 1: 2, pp. 1-15.    

Malm, B. (2009). Towards a new professionalism : enhancing personal and professional development in teacher education. Journal of Education for Teaching, vol. 35: 1, pp. 77-91.  

Malm, B. (2008). Authenticity in teachers' lives and work : Some philosophical and empirical considerations. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 52: 4, pp. 373-386.  

Malm, B. (2008). Personal reflections on professional practice : A portrayal of Nora. NZ Journal of Teachers' Work, vol. 5: 2, pp. 79-92.    

Malm, B. & Löfgren, H. (2007). Empowering students to handle conflicts through the use of drama. Journal of Peace Education, vol. 4: 1, pp. 1-20.  

Malm, B. & Löfgren, H. (2006). Teacher competence and students' conflict handling strategies. Research in education (Manchester), vol. 76: 1, pp. 62-73.  

Malm, B. (2004). Constructing professional identities : Montessori teachers' voices and visions. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 48: 4, pp. 397-412.  

Chapters in books

Malm, B. (2011). En helhetssyn på lärarkompetens. In Det goda lärandet : En antologi om liberal arts education. Studentlitteratur AB. pp. 133-146.

Collections (editor)

Löfgren, H. (ed.) & Malm, B. (ed.) (2005). Bridging the fields of drama and conflict management : Empowering students to handle conflicts through school-based programmes. Malmö : DRACON International (STUDIA PSYCHOLOGICA ET PAEDAGOGICA SERIES ALTERA CLXX ).  

Doctoral theses, monographs

Malm, B. (2003). Understanding what it means to be a Montessori teacher : Teachers' reflections on their lives and work. Dis. Malmö University, School of Education, 2003 (Malmö studies in educational sciences : 5)