Seminar på Island

Joint seminar with University of Iceland

9–12 May, 2022

Hotell: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

Seminar venue: School of Education, University of Iceland, Stakkahlíð, Reykjavík


9 May: NAFOL tour for NAFOL students

10 May: Joint seminar

Room: K202

10.00–10.30 Welcome: Atli Vilhelm Harðarson introduces School of Education, University of Iceland, and Kari Smith presents NAFOL

10.30–10.45 All participants introduce themselves:

  • Name, affiliation, home country
  • Project title, status of project

10.45–11.45 Lecture: Icelandic Education and Educational Research – history – today and the future – a critical commentary: Professor Emeritus Jón Torfi Jónasson, University of Iceland

11.45–12.45 Lunch, mixed tables – getting to know each other,

  • Artistic performance: Adam Janusz Switala

12.45–14.15 Presentations of projects. Groups. 10 min each, 5 min discussions

14.15–14.30 Break

14.30–15.30 Lecture and 15 min discussion: Getting research grants and international collaboration: Professor Ellen Beate Sandseter, Queen Maud University College

15.30–15.45 Break with refreshments

15.45–16.15 My personal story as a PhD student: Megumi Nishida (HÍ), Svava Björg Mörk (HÍ), Audun Mollan Kristoffersen (NTNU) and Hege Fimreite (HVL) share their stories

19.00 NAFOL invited dinner at Kopar/Röst

11 May 2022: Joint seminar

Room: K202

09.30–10.00 Morning quiz: Icelandic and Norwegian Society. Quiz masters: Steingerður (HÍ), Anna Synnøve and Perlaug (NAFOL)

10.00–11.00 Lecture: Icelandic preschool education: Challenges and innovation: Professor Jóhanna Einarsdóttir, University of Iceland

11.00–11.15 Break

11.15–12.00 Groups: Experiences with quality checks during the project period, annual, mid-term, end of term, defense. These differ in Norway and Iceland, and it is interesting to share experiences.

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 Lecture: Getting published. Professor Christopher DeLuca, Queens University, Canada

14.00–15.30: Break and ‘my Reykjavik’. Icelandic participants invite Norwegian students to a walk in Reykjavik. All back by 15:15

15.30–16.15 Closing lecture: Revisiting the art of teaching – asking old questions in new ways. Professor Kari Smith. NTNU/NAFOL

16.15–16.30 Conclusion: Icelandic, Norwegian doctoral students, Atli and Kari

12 May, 2022: NAFOL master class/process seminar at the hotel

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina. Room: Slippbíó

Icelandic students are free to attend if they wish

09:30–10:30 Masterclass, Julia Melnikova. Reader: Professor Amalía Björnsdóttir

10:30–10:45 Break

10:45–11:45 Masterclass, Tobias Birkeland Staaby. Reader: Associate Professor Rannveig Björk Þorkelsdóttir

12:00 Lunch for NAFOL students