Background and activities

Post.doc at the Department of Education, NTNU


My doctorial project aims to critically analyse the discourse of Educational Neuroscience (also known as ‘Mind, Brain, and Education’). The main focus is on how educational neuroscience is presented within the academic field. Considerations are also paid to how educational neuroscience has become recontextualised to the political field (both internationally and nationally) and how it is presented in the media and within the so-called “brain-based” learning industry. The methodological and theoretical framework used in the Ph.D.-study is critical discourse analysis.



2013/2014: A 1-year position as a Visiting Research Student at the Centre for Mind and Brain in Educational and Social Contexts (MBESC) at the University of Bristol, U.K.

2015: Candidate in Forsker Grand Prix 2015 (Researcher Grand Prix 2015), the regional finales in Trondheim (shown in NRK Kunnskapskanalen December 2015).


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Flobakk-Sitter, Fride. (2020) Pædagogik og hjernen. En introduktion til fagområdet pædagogisk neurovidenskab. 2020. ISBN 978-87-7135-109-5.
  • Flobakk-Sitter, Fride. (2018) Pedagogikk og hjernen. En introduksjon til fagfeltet pedagogisk nevrovitenskap. Fagbokforlaget. 2018. ISBN 978-82-450-2146-2.



  • Crespi, Joan Vidal; Flobakk-Sitter, Fride; Reitan, Solveig Merete Klæbo; Wedøy, Christian. (2020) Kan du stole på hjernen?. Forskningsdagene 2020 . NTNU & Litteraturhuset; DIGS Litteraturhuset, Trondheim. 2020-09-23.
  • Børstad, Johannes; Flobakk-Sitter, Fride. (2019) Forskerpraten: Myter om hjernen. NRK P1, God ettermiddag Trøndelag [Radio]. 2019-01-21.
  • Flobakk-Sitter, Fride. (2019) Internationalisation and Student Mobility - Implementation of Internationalisation. Internationalisation and Student Mobility, IPL Conference . Institutt for pedagogikk og livslang læring; NTNU. 2019-09-11 - 2019-09-11.
  • Flobakk-Sitter, Fride. (2019) Myter om Hjernen og Læring. Kunnskapsbyen, i regi av Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab . i regi av Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab; Kulturtorget, Trondheim folkebibliotek. 2019-09-11 - 2019-09-11.
  • Kulmo, Wenche Margrethe; Flobakk-Sitter, Fride. (2019) Åtte myter om hjernen. [Internett]. 2019-01-17.
  • Flobakk, Fride Røe. (2015) `Forførende hjernemyter`. Forsker Grand Prix, Byscenen i Trondheim [TV]. 2015-12-26.