NAFOL profiles

Portrett Ingrid Midteide Løkken photoPhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Ingrid Midteide Løkken

Ingrid Midteide Løkken is a PhD candidate from The University College of Southeast Norway. The title of her study is “Quality in the relationship between adults and children in Norwegian kindergartens – the relationship between relational quality and children’s social and emotional development.”

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Pia S. Hagerup. photoPhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Pia Skog Hagerup

Pia Skog Hagerup is a PhD candidate from NTNU. In this PhD study, art is used as a research perspective directed toward educational leadership. Furthermore, art is being distinguished according to the concepts of liberal and servile art, where I draw etymological and cultural lines back to Greek antiquity

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Agnieszka Jarvoll. Photo

PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Agnieszka B. Jarvoll

Agnieszka B. Jarvoll is a PhD candidate from Nord University. Her research project is about how we can use digital teaching methods in a way that supports pupils’ learning processes. Her focus is especially on the use of digital games in school.

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Paulina Heiskanen. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Pauliina Maapalo

Pauliina Maapalo is a PhD student at Nord University. Her ongoing doctoral research focuses on qualities within woodwork products in primary school (classes 1 through 7).

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Ingrid K. Jakobsen. photoPhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Ingrid K. Jakobsen

Ingrid K. Jakobsen is a PhD student at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. In her doctoral project she investigates multimodality in English teaching, focusing on literacy.

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Natallia B. Hanssen. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Natallia Hanssen

Natallia Hanssen is a PhD student at Nord University. Her education and professional experience as educational psychological advisor, choir conductor, teacher and university lecturer, has increased her interest in special needs education, which has led her into her PhD project.

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Joakim Evensen Hansen. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Joakim Evensen Hansen

Joakim E. Hansen is a PhD student at University of Stavanger. Hansen’s doctoral project is part of the national research project, “Better Provision of Norway’s Children in Early Childhood Education and Care”, and will study educational language practices in high quality kindergartens in Norway and children’s language development.

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Bendik Fredriksen. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Bendik Fredriksen

Bendik Fredriksen is research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music. His PhD project is about music teacher retention in compulsory education in relation to occupational identity.

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Åse Bruvik. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Åse Norunn Nedrebø Bruvik

Åse Bruvik is a research fellow at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. The project aims to examine how teachers in secondary schools, vocational education, vocational courses teach according to the individual student’s interests and needs, and how they develop examples of vocationally relevant training in various studies.

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Anne-Mette Bjøru. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Anne-Mette Bjøru

Anne-Mette Bjøru is a PhD fellow at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Campus Alta. Her project is on upper secondary school drop-out, and it focuses on pupils’ perspectives, classroom relations, as well as measures against drop-out.

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Nina Aakernes. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Nina Aakernes

Nina Aakernes is a PhD student at Oslo and Akershus University College. Her study aims to generate knowledge about vocational education and training within media education. The main focus is vocational learning in the apprenticeship programme for Media Graphics Artist.

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Kathrin OlsenPhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Kathrin Olsen

Kathrin Olsen is a PhD student at Nord University, where she lectures in pedagogy and special needs education at Department of teacher education. Her PhD thesis subjects learning trajectories in children with autism. To explore what can affect learning trajectories in different ways, she uses a multi method approach.

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Anne Jordhus-Lier. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Anne Jordhus-Lier

Anne Jordhus-Lier is a PhD Fellow in music education at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In her PhD project she will examine how professional identities of music teachers are constructed within the Norwegian municipal school of music and performing arts.

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Torhild HøydalsvikPhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Torhild Høydalsvik

Torhild Høydalsvik is part of the NFR project Teacher Professional Qualification. She studies the implementation of a new framework plan in Early Childhood Teacher Education in 2013.

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Kyrre RomuldPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Kyrre Romuld

Kyrre Romuld was appointed as a research fellow at NTNU, Program of Education, in autumn 2012. A key point in his PhD project is vocational teachers’ different experience in the legal range of didactic action.

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Elisabeth Iversen. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Elisabeth Iversen

Elisabeth Iversen is a PhD student at  Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), section for teaching and teacher education. In her PhD project Elisabeth studies outdoor science education at a Norwegian high school. She tests and develops a teaching design using design-based research. Her project is practice-oriented with a purpose to bridge outdoor science education research with the practice field.

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Anja Pesch.photoPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Anja Pesch

Anja Pesch is a PhD candidate at University of Tromsø – The arctic university of Norway. Her PhD study aims to generate knowledge about the involvement of parents in kindergartens’ work with language stimulation of multilingual children.

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Astrid Camilla Wiig.photo.PhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Camilla Wiig

Camilla Wiig is a PhD candidate at Buskerud and Vestfold University College. In her research project, Camilla investigates how teachers use student’s everyday knowledge and experience as resources for meaning-making and learning in classroom interactions.

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Hein Lindquist. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 6
Hein Lindquist

Hein Lindquist is a PhD candidate at Buskerud and Vestfold University College. His PhD study aims to generate knowledge about toddlers’ use of language and their language environments at home and in the nursery school.

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Tuva BrochPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Tuva Broch

Tuva Broch is a PhD candidate at The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Her PhD study aims to generate knowledge of if and how outdoor activities (friluftsliv) as a socio-cultural condition impact meaning-making throughout childhood.

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Peter Gøtze. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Peter Gøtze

Peter Gøtze is a PhD candidate at Bergen University College. In his research project Peter investigates how teacher students in mathematics at the masters level utilize their democratic and mathematical skill set in relation to current societal debates.

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Gry Anette Tuset. Foto.PhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Gry Anette Tuset

Gry Anette Tuset is a PhD candidate at Stord/Haugesund University College. This PhD study is a part of a design research project at HSH called Improvisation in Teacher Education: Curriculum and Practice in Dynamic Interplay.

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Kristian Nødtvedt KnudsenPhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Kristian Nødtvedt Knudsen

Kristian Nødtvedt Knudsen is a PhD candidate in drama/theater in education at Norwegian University of Technology and Science. In his PhD-project he investigates how drama can stimulate students  in secondary school to reflect critically on their use of social media.

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Anna Rigmor MoxnesPhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Anna Rigmor Moxnes

Anna Moxnes is a PhD candidate at Buskerud and Vestfold University College. In her PhD study she is exploring tools for reflection in pedagogy, and how these tools work for student teachers during their academic studies to become professional practitioners.

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Jannike Ohrem BakkePhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Jannike Ohrem Bakke

Jannike Ohrem Bakke is a PhD candidate at Buskerud and Vestfold University College. The PhD project concerns with school and the teaching of writing. She have always been interested in the didactics of writing, both as a lecturer in primary and secondary schools and as author of students’ textbooks.

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Tanja WallaPhD Candidate, Cohort 5
Tanja Walla

Tanja Walla is a PhD candidate at Nesna University College. In addition to the PhD study she teach science education at the first degree teacher education programme and at the master`s degree programme. Her background is the general teacher education programme.

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Gunn Irene HeggvoldPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Gunn Irene Heggvold

Gunn I. Heggvold is a PhD candidate at Queen Maud University College. The purpose of her study is to gain knowledge of educational leaders’ perceptions and experiences of management processes associated with the lead role in the kindergarten, and this role considered in relation to adult learning.

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Marit SundelinPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Marit Sundelin

Marit Sundelin is a PhD candidate at University of Tromsø. According to Statistics Norway there were 27.455 bilingual immigrant children in Norwegian pre-schools in 2010. These children will learn Norwegian as their second language, and the pre-school teachers will play an important role in their language development.

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Inge AnderslandPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Inge Andersland

Inge Andersland is a PhD candidate at NLA University College, and part of the PhD Programme at MF Norwegian School of Theology. In his research project he will analyse parliamentary debates about religious education and the objects clause of state schools during the period 1993-2008.

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Kristin Vindhol EvensenPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Kristin Vindhol Evensen

Kristin Vindhold Evensen is a PhD candidate at The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. In her project she seeks to illustrate how physical education can contribute to learning and development for the group.

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Kathrine BjørgenPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Kathrine Bjørgen

Kathrine Bjørgen is a PhD candidate at Queen Maud College of Early Childhood Education. In her position of research fellow she is pertaining to physical activity, motivation, communication and physical play in outdoor environments in Norwegians kindergartens.

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Atle MjåtveitPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Atle Mjåtveit

Atle Mjåtveit is a PhD candidate at University of Stavanger. He wants to contribute to the knowledge that can help promote an optimal learning climate in physical education for most pupils in the Norwegian primary school.

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Kari Anne RustandPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Kari Anne Rustand

Kari Anne Rustand is a PhD candidate at Buskerud and Vestfold University College. She wants to explore which text and language skills pre-service teachers in the Norwegian teacher education develop in digital texts used for learning/educational purposes in the subject of Norwegian Language and Literature.

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Anja Synnøve BakkenPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Anja Synnøve Bakken

Anja Bakken is a PhD candidate at Nord-Trøndelag University College. Through interviews with teachers and observation of classroom activities she wants to investigate the inventory of texts that teachers choose for their learners in terms of text genre and mode, and how texts are used in the classroom.

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Sigrun SlettnerPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Sigrun Slettner

Sigrun Slettner is a PhD candidate at Buskerud and Vestfold University College. Slettners doctoral work has the preliminary title: Literacy practices in ECE-Early Childhood Education. A study of how ECE teachers work with children’s early literacy.

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Yngvil SøholtPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Yngvil Søholt

Yngvil Søholt is a PhD candidate at The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. She has a master’s degree in Psychology from University of Tromsø. Her PhD-study aims to generate knowledge on how physical education in school affects adolescent’s every-day life and development.

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Anja GabrielsenPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Anja Gabrielsen

In her research Anja Gabrielsen will study how students in primary- and lower secondary school develop an understanding of sustainable development through the use of outdoor education and local environment as learning arenas. Anja is a PhD candidate at Telemark University College.

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Kirsten Linnea KrusePhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Kirsten Linnea Kruse

Kirsten Linnea Kruse is employed at Telemark University College. In her PhD project she will investigate how interactive white boards can supply new learning designs in early literacy learning, and how this can stimulate the students’ multimodal text competencies and meta language skills on reading and writing in primary school.

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Astrid GranlyPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Astrid Granly

Astrid Granly was granted a scholarship at Hedmark University College Fall 2011. Astrid is a trained teacher and has many years of experience as a teacher in primary school. In her PhD project she examines how student teachers are being qualified for the teaching of writing.

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Hilde Dehnæs HogsnesPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Hilde Dehnæs Hogsnes

Hilde Hogsnes is a PhD candidate at Buskerud and Vestfold University College. In her PhD project, Hilde wants to investigate kindergartens’ work with school preparation, children’s expectations and experiences with activities meant to prepare them for school and children’s experiences with the transition itself.

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Mirjam Dahl BergslandPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Mirjam Dahl Bergsland

Mirjam Bergsland is engaged at Queen Maud University College. The intention of her PhD project is to focus on how the kindergarten and home cooperation takes place in the multicultural kindergarten. She will focus on the practices, procedures and discourses that offer action opportunities and limitations for minority parents.

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Mette NygårdPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Mette Nygård

Mette Nygård is a PhD candidate in Education at Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education. The title of her Phd project is “Learning in daycare-centers. The youngest children”.

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Ann Karin OrsetPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Ann Karin Orset

Ann Karin Orset is a PhD candidate in drama/theatre at the University of Nordland. In her research project “Face to face with the neutral mask – Sharing the practical knowledge of mask teachers” she is exploring the very complex, psychophysical and often non spoken knowledge that mask teachers possess.

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Marianne Torve MartinsenPhD Candidate, Cohort 2
Marianne Torve Martinsen

Marianne  Torve Martinsen is employed at Telemark University College. In recent years she has combined working as a lecturer at the preschool teacher education at Telemark University College with research on the organization of children, time and space in the kindergarten.

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Svein Olav UlstadPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Svein Olav Ulstad

Svein Olav Ulstad has worked as an elementary school teacher for some years, and since 2006 he has  been assistant professor at the Nord-Trøndelag University College at the Department of Physical Education.

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André RondestvedtPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
André Rondestvedt

André Rondestvedt is PhD candidate at the Institute for teacher education and pedagogic, University of Tromsø. He is currently working with his thesis, Measures to prevent dropout in vocational education.

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Annette Hessen BjerkePhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Annette Hessen Bjerke

Annette H. Bjerke seek to thoroughly theorize, analyze and understand the challenges pre-service teachers face when repeatedly crossing the boundaries of different and intersecting communities of practices as they switch between university college and school placement during their teacher training.

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Geir AaserudPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Geir Aaserud

Geir Aaserud has worked both as an assistant and a kindergarten teacher. In August 2012 he received a PhD scholarship at the University of Bergen.  The title of the PhD project is “Kindergarten teachers’ culture formation – dilemmas and ideals in personal and political narratives”.

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Irene HaslundPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Irene Haslund

Irene Haslund is currently working as an assistant professor at HiST (Sør-Trøndelag University College) and Queen Maud University College and teaches RLE (religion and ethics) and social studies. In her doctoral thesis, she will examine if the concept of liberal education is valid today as an educational category.

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Sidsel SandtrøenPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Sidsel Sandtrøen

Sidsel Sandtrøen is employed at Oslo and Akershus University College. Her PhD project deals with the development of the sense of self as a supervisor/mentor/coach. The focus is on students in tutoring and coaching, practice teachers and tutors/mentors for newly qualified teachers in vocational education.

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Ingvill Gjerdrum MausPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Ingvill Gjerdrum Maus

Ingvill G. Maus examines the literacy that pupils develop about sustainable design through the current elementary design education. Ingvill is part of the research project “Design Literacy – from primary education to university level”.

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Lena DahlPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Lena Dahl

This projects goal is to map the rate of accidents and near misses in secondary school. Secondly it is to do in-depth studies of 4 secondary schools, and thereby develop a deeper understanding of teaching and safety managing in the outdoor education, the safety culture and the leadership of the school organization.

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Per Einar SæbbePhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Per-Einar Sæbbe

In the fall of 2013, Per-­Einar Sæbbe is going to begin a PhD project that aims at uncovering the formal knowledge kindergarten teachers need in order to facilitate children’s mathematical development in kindergarten age.

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Hege MyklebustPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Hege Myklebust

Through the PhD project “Meaningful writing – use of blogs, games and social media in the education of writing”, Hege Myklebust is going to talk with teachers and students, and study whether work methods like these can increase the engagement and motivation for writing, and study what characterizes these texts.

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Martin SamuelssonPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Martin Samuelsson

Martin Samuelsson is a PhD candidate at the Department of education, University of Bergen. He is currently working on his PhD project in which the work with education for deliberative democracy is continued.

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Ole Petter VestheimPhD Candidate, Cohort 4
Ole Petter Vestheim

Ole Petter Vestheim has been teaching at different levels in primary and secondary schools since 2005. An aim for his research is to shed light on the possible factors that make schools achieve good results over time.

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Siv Yndestad BorgenPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Siv Yndestad Borgen

Siv Yndestad Borgen is a PhD candidate at the Bergen University College. In her ongoing PhD project Siv wants to look at how student teachers identify themselves as teacher educators, aiming later at working actively to improve cooperation and communication between theory and practice in the teacher education field.

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Julie Ane ØdegaardPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Julie Ane Ødegaard

Julie Ane Ødegaard is a PhD candidate at the University of Bergen working on a project about political education in Norwegian schools titled “Learning democracy: a study of school elections in the upper secondary schools in Norway”.

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Lisbeth SkrelandPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Lisbeth Skreland

Lisbeth Skreland has worked in kindergartens and in primary school as a drama teacher and as head teacher for many years. From 2011 on she has been employed as a research fellow, and the working title of her project is “Norms and rules in kindergartens and the preschool teachers’ professional knowledge.”

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Nora SitterPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Nora Sitter

As a PhD candidate in arts education Nora Sitter wants to contribute to the development of education through exploring the transformational potential in pedagogical documentation in school and teacher education.

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Bodil SvendsenPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Bodil Svendsen

Bodil Svendsen has been teaching for 12 years. The last 5 years at Charlottenlund high school in Trondheim, and also at NTNU Programme for teacher education. She teaches biology, science and geography at Charlottenlund, and science didactics at PLU.

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Andreas Reier JensenPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Andreas Reier Jensen

How schools communicate and how this communication can contribute to democracy are crucial questions in this PhD project.. Andreas Reier Jensen is concerned with students’ ability to achieve success in comprehensive education despite their social background.

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Gabrielle Hansen-NygårdPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Gabrielle Hansen-Nygård

The purpose of the PhD project is to develop, test and propose a new evaluation system for mobile devices that use the immediate response from the students’ academic performance as a creative learning tool to affect their intrinsic motivation through their goal orientation.

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Ingvil BjordalPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Ingvil Bjordal

Ingvil has engaged herself in issues related to multicultural education. Her PhD project Multicultural education in the intersection between policy and practice – policy guidelines and teachers’ experiences is based on an interest in how the education system deals with cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity at different levels.

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Kristin EidePhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Kristin Eide

Kristin Eide started in 2011 as a PhD candidate at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is a teacher and has a Master of Science in Education, and she has been working in teacher education since 2009. In her PhD project she focuses on school development, educational policy and the teacher profession.

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PhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Kai Arne Nyborg

Kai Arne Nyborg is cand.philol in Religious Studies from University of Tromsoe. He started teaching the course Religionsdidaktikk in Practical Pedagogical Education at the University of Tromsoe in 2005.

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Annfrid Rosøy SteelePhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Annfrid Steele

Annfrid Steele has been a high school teacher teaching mainly Social Science and English. In August 2011, she started her doctoral work on an action research project, focusing on how research and development (R&D) integrates in the new teacher education programs at the University of Tromsø.

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PhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Hilde Hofslundsengen

Hilde Hoflundsengen’s research project focuses on emergent literacy in preschool. Hilde will investigate what effect these interventions have on the children’s literacy skills, and whether there will be an effect on the later literacy learning in 1st class, primary school.

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Yvonne SørensenPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Yvonne Sørensen

Yvonne Sørensen accomplished a master in pedagogy in 2005 and has after this been working as an administrative person at the Department of teacher education and pedagogy at the University of Tromsø. As a PhD student she wants to do a research on how professional teacher identities develop.

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Tony BurnerPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Tony Burner

Tony Burner’s interests are in school development, school partnership, formative assessment, teaching and learning English as a foreign language. His aim with his PhD is to investigate the various ways that portfolio assessment supports pupils’ learning of English as a second or foreign language in Norway.

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Ane Malene SæverotPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Ane Malene Sæverot

The purpose of the PhD project is to investigate whether images in today’s society have an educational potential. Sæverot examines how young people today live with and through images in their everyday digital world and how digital media influence their perception, interpretation and production of images.

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Fredrik Mørk RøkenesPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Fredrik Mørk Røkenes

Fredrik Mørk Røkenes has previously worked with ICT in schools, and he now wants to investigate how this works in higher education. In Fredrik’s project he researches Norwegian and American student teachers’ digital competence, and how teacher-training institutions equip their student teachers with this knowledge.

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Marit BøePhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Marit Bøe

Marit Bøe is a PhD candidate at Telemark University College. She finished her master project in 2006. After this she has developed a research interest in educational leadership and professional development in kindergarten.

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Åsta BirkelandPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Åsta Birkeland

Åsta Birkeland has many years of experience with preschool teacher student exchange with China. This experience has given her inspiration to the on-going thesis about educational ideals in Norwegian and Chinese Early Childhood Education.

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Knut VesterdalPhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Kai Arne Nyborg

How is human rights education (HRE) implemented, and what are the intentions? Knut Vesterdal work at the Programme for Teacher Education, NTNU, and his phd-project is concerned with the roles and functions of human rights education in upper secondary schools.

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Jon Helge SætrePhD Candidate, Cohort 3
Jon Helge Sætre

Teacher education has been, and still is, subject of continuous public and scholarly debate. In particular is the relation between theory and practice – as educational content – a recurring issue. Sætre makes this issue the actual point of departure in his PhD project.

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