Validity and Value of Teacher Education Research

22 – 24 October 2018


The NAFOL conference is a meeting forum for NAFOL doctoral students and their supervisors.

We are proud to invite you to the 5th NAFOL conference which takes place in Hamar, Norway, 22-24 October 2018.

The theme of the conference is Validity and Value in Teacher Education Research which was the AERA conference theme in 2002. We believe that the theme is just as relevant today as it was back in 2002, especially for the target audience of the conference, emerging researchers. For teacher education research to inform and improve education, researchers cannot compromise on the quality of their research which has to be valid research-wise as well as of value to all stakeholders of education.

Emerging researchers are invited to participate in the conference, to present their projects/papers and engage in discussions with peers and international experts. The keynote speakers are Professor Gert Biesta from Brunel University, Professor Jorunn Møller from University of Oslo, and Dr. Ernesto Panadero from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The NAFOL conference provides a unique opportunity for emerging researchers to meet with international renowned researchers.

We welcome you to the 5th NAFOL conference.

Kari Smith, Head of NAFOL


Photo Gert BiestaProfessor Gert Biesta

Brunel University London, England

«Validity and Value of teacher education research» Download abstract (pdf file)


Portrettbilde Jorun Møller. PhotoProfessor Jorunn Møller

University of Oslo, Norway

«The issue of relevance in researching educational leadership» Download abstract (pdf file)

Dr. Ernesto Panadero

Researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and Honorary Professor at Deakin University, Australia

«Assessment in Education: basic concepts from its formative use and self-regulated learning theory»