Background and activities

Ela Sjølie has long experience with teacher education and is now associate professor in Experts in teamwork (EiT) in the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (IØT). Her research interests include student learning in higher education, organisational learning and practice theory. Experience includes research, project management, teaching in school and higher education, and software development. Ela is involved in several international projects and networks. Her international work focusses particularly on practice theory and action research.

2017-current: Associate Professor, Experts in Teamwork (EiT), IØT, NTNU

2014-2017: Associate Professor, Department of Teacher education, NTNU

2009-2014: PhD student, NTNU. "Pedagogy is just common sense: A case study of student teachers' academic learning practices". 

2005-2009: University lecturer and senior consultant, Department of Teacher Education, NTNU

2004-2005: Mathematics teacher, Ringve high school Trondheim

1999-2003 Research Scientist, Sintef Unimed Trondheim. Developing new surgical tools and software for minimal invasive surgery

1997-1999: GE Vingmed Ultrasound Trondheim. Software developer for ultrasound scanners and research support for cardiologists and obstetricians

1991-1997: Dipl.ing, Elektrotechnik, Universität Karlsruhe, Tyskland

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Sjølie, Ela. (2017) Learning educational theory in teacher education. Exploring education and professional practice - Through the lens of practice architectures.
  • Sjølie, Ela. (2016) Å lære teori; en studie av lærerstudenters læringspraksiser. Veiledningspraksiser i bevegelse. Skole, utdanning og kulturliv.
  • Sjølie, Ela. (2014) In the Tension Between Idealism and Practicality – Student Teachers’ Meta-awareness of Learning and Teaching. Nafol Årbok 2014 NAFOL Year Book 2014 En gang lærer – alltid lærer? Once a Teacher – Always a Teacher?.
  • Sjølie, Ela; Haugaløkken, Ove Kr.. (2008) Praksisbasert lærerutdanning - fadderordning som alternativ praksisform i femårig lærerutdanning. FoU i Praksis 2007: Rapport fra konferanse om praksisrettet FoU i lærerutdanning.
  • Sjølie, Ela; Haugaløkken, Ove Kr.. (2007) Praksisbasert lærerutdanning - fadderordning som alternativ praksisform i femårig lærerutdanning. Gjennom ordene. Fagtekster fra et førstelektorprogram.

Report/dissertation

  • Sjølie, Ela. (2014) Pedagogy is just common sense - a case study of student teachers' academic learning practices. 2014. ISBN 978-82-326-0372-5.

Others

  • Mahon, Kathleen; Sjølie, Ela; Santos, Doris; Schaffar-Kronqvist, Birgit; Kemmis, Stephen. (2017) Researching practice in higher education. ECER 2017 . University College Copenhagen; 2017-08-22 - 2017-08-25.
  • Sjølie, Ela; Strømme, Alex; Boks-Vlemmix, Juliette E P. (2017) ‘Teachers in Team’ - a case study of group work in teacher education. Interdisciplinary Teamwork Skills (Its21) . Uppsala universitet; Uppsala. 2017-06-13 - 2017-06-14.
  • Sjølie, Ela. (2016) Communicative spaces and teacher learning – a discussion across national borders. AARE 2016 Conference . AARE; Melbourne. 2016-11-27 - 2016-12-01.
  • Sjølie, Ela. (2015) Learning to be a teacher. Practice Theory Perspectives on Pedagogy and Education: Praxis, Diversity and Contestation . Griffith University; Brisbane. 2015-06-04 - 2015-06-06.
  • Sjølie, Ela; Clayton, Kathleen. (2012) Pre-service teachers and theory in initial teacher education: A comparison of two studies. AARE 2012 Conference . AARE; Sydney. 2012-12-02 - 2012-12-06.