Background and activities


Research interests: 

  • Literacy in teacher education
  • Writing instructions practices in teacher education 
  • Writing Across the Curriulum and Writing in the Disciplines


In my PhD project, I follow a group of teacher educators in their work with developing the student teachers' academic writing competence, focusing on the research participants' writing instruction practices. 




I have my education from NTNU (MA in English), Trondheim and State University of New York at Albany (MA in African American Studies). I worked for several years as an English teacher in lower secondary and upper secondary school before going into teacher training. Here I’ve taught courses on BA and MA level, as well as further education courses for in-service teachers. 







Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Neokleous, Georgios; Ofte, Ingunn; Sylte, Tor Henning. (2022) The Use of Home Language(s) in Increasingly Linguistically-Diverse EAL Classrooms in Norway. Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching.
  • Ofte, Ingunn. (2022) Collective meaning-making in collegial congversations: teacher educators' talk about students' academic writing. Education Inquiry.
  • Ofte, Ingunn; Otnes, Hildegunn. (2022) Collegial conversations about writing instruction in teacher education: Positions, perspectives and priorities. Samtale, samskrive, samhandle : Nye perspektiv på muntlighet og skriftlighet i samspill.




  • Duggan, Jennifer; Ofte, Ingunn; Pande-Rolfsen, Marthe Sofie; Humphrey, Kristoffer. (2019) The Teacher as English Student. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 2019. ISBN 9788202566722.
  • Otnes, Hildegunn; Ofte, Ingunn. (2019) Skrivehandlinger og andre handlinger: Design av akademiske skriveoppgaver i lærerutdanninga. Skriv! Les! . Lesesenteret; Stavanger. 2019-05-07 - 2019-05-09.


  • Ofte, Ingunn. (2018) Nøkkelen til akademisk skriving: Øvelse gjør mester. Nordisk tidsskrift for utdanning og praksis. vol. 12 (1).
  • Otnes, Hildegunn; Ofte, Ingunn. (2018) Design av oppgaver i lærerutdanninga. Sig Writing . Antwerpen universitet; Antwerpen. 2018-08-29 - 2018-08-31.


  • Duggan, Jennifer; Ofte, Ingunn. (2017) Responder-Respondee Positioning: Norwegian Student-Teachers' Approaches to Feedback in the HE EFL Classroom. EATAW 2017 ; London. 2017-06-19 - 2017-06-21.
  • Neokleous, Georgios; Ofte, Ingunn. (2017) Norwegian EFL teacher attitudes towards first language use in monolingual EFL settings. Skriv! Les! . NTNU; NTNU. 2017-05-09 - 2017-05-11.
  • Ofte, Ingunn; Pande-Rolfsen, Marthe Sofie; Duggan, Jennifer. (2017) Kompetanse for kvalitet. Læreren som student. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 2017. ISBN 9788202567316.



  • Ofte, Ingunn. (2015) Outsiders/insiders/“in-betweeners”: Student writers negotiating their position(s) in academic discourse using dialogue journals. European Association for Teaching of Academic Writing ; Tallin. 2015-10-14 - 2015-10-17.