Background and activities

I am teaching at the teacher education in Trondheim. I am assistant professor, with more than 20 years in teacher service in both Sweden and Norway. I have taught most of the theoretical subjects at school, e.g. maths, foreign language, Swedeish, Norwegian, biology, social science, religious education. At the teacher education I teach pedagogy and special needs education, focusing reading and maths challenges. I am especially intererested in didactics in various subjects/disciplines. I have also focused on the teaching of foreign language for students/pupils with dyslectic problems.

Research focus

My research is focused on key competences, in Norway called "basic skills". I am a part of a project that study teacher students and their experience of how basic skills is focused and taught in the teacher education and their competence. Another part of the same project focuses on the students competence about reading and writing in general and also about learning diffuculties in the same area.

I am also involved in a project concerning student teachers' professional development. There we have recently finished the first part of a study on teacher students' identity changes from being a pupil, via teacher student to an identity as a teacher.

I am also i the process of developing an alternative modell of knowledge.

I am looking for collaborators interested in schools i rural areas.

Improving teaching 

I also work with developing teaching methods at the teacher education. This has been done through a project called "Future digital teacher education" in collaboration with Ellen Fossvoll and Cecilie Skaalvik. The aim of the project was to inspire more student active working methods, partly by using more digital tools and an intentional use of a digital learning platform and flipped classroom.

Later Anne Bonnevie Lund and I have continued and broadened the project with a wiki work, creating situated learning and consciously working for community of practice engagement. One of the mediating tools there has been wiki-work, in this case creating websites.



Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

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  • Røkenes, Fredrik Mørk; Grüters, Anna Ruth; Skaalvik, Cecilie; Lie, Tove Grete; Østerlie, Ove; Järnerot, Anna; Humphrey, Kristoffer; Gjøvik, Øistein; Letnes, Mari-Ann. (2021) Lærerutdanneres profesjonsfaglige digitale kompetanseutvikling: En studie av digitalisering av grunnskolelærerutdanningen. Lærerutdanningskonferansen 2021 . Universitets- og høgskolerådet og Diku; Nettbasert. 2021-04-27 - 2021-04-28.
  • Fossvoll, Ellen Kathrine; Järnerot, Anna. (2019) Ways to increase student learning activity. Seminar med TU Berlin . Institutt for lærerutdanning, NTNU; Trondheim. 2019-09-26 - 2019-09-27.
  • Fossvoll, Ellen Kathrine; Järnerot, Anna; Skaalvik, Cecilie. (2019) Utvikling av studentaktive læringsformer gjenom bruk av digitale verktøy. Læringsfestivalen . NTNU; Trondheim. 2019-05-06 - 2019-05-07.
  • Järnerot, Anna; Veelo, Nicole Christine; Lund, Anne Carine Bonnevie. (2019) How Can Aristotle's Classification Of Knowledge Be Used To Analyze Teacher students' development of professional understanding/identity?. ECER ; 2019-09-03 - 2019-09-06.
  • Lund, Anne Carine Bonnevie; Veelo, Nicole Christine; Järnerot, Anna; Etnan, Randi. (2019) From Pupil to Student Teacher- The First Meeting with School. ECER 2019 . EERA; Hamburg. 2019-09-03 - 2019-09-06.
  • Moen, Elin Tronsaune; Järnerot, Anna. (2019) What Would Klafki And Aristoteles Say About Our Student Teachers?. ECER ; 2019-09-04.
  • Fossvoll, Ellen Kathrine; Järnerot, Anna; Skaalvik, Cecilie. (2018) "Future Digital Teacher Education". Erfaringskonferanse for kollegaer og studenter . Fossvoll, Järnerot & Skaalvik; Trondheim. 2018-04-26 - 2018-04-26.
  • Fossvoll, Ellen Kathrine; Järnerot, Anna Jenny Margaret. (2016) Fokus på grunnleggende ferdigheter i lærerutdanningen. Den 14.nordiske lærerutdanningskonferansen . NTNU, fakultet for lærer- og tolkeutdanning; Trondheim. 2016-05-10 - 2016-05-13.
  • Fossvoll, Ellen Kathrine; Järnerot, Anna Jenny Margaret. (2016) What do Norwegian teacher students know about teaching literacy and reading and writing disabilities?. 5th All European Dyslexia Conference . Unimore; Modena. 2016-09-21 - 2016-09-24.
  • Fossvoll, Ellen Kathrine; Jarnerot, Anna. (2015) Grunnleggende ferdigheter i lærerutdanningen. Språkperspektiver i læringskontekster . NOLES og Nationalt Videncenter for Læsning; Schæffergården, København. 2015-03-23 - 2015-03-25.