Background and activities


Research interests: 

  • Literacy in teacher education
  • Academic 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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Journal publications


  • Duggan, Jennifer; Ofte, Ingunn; Pande-Rolfsen, Marthe Sofie; Humphrey, Kristoffer. (2019) The Teacher as English Student. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 2019. ISBN 9788202566722.
  • Ofte, Ingunn; Pande-Rolfsen, Marthe Sofie; Duggan, Jennifer. (2017) Kompetanse for kvalitet. Læreren som student. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 2017. ISBN 9788202567316.


  • 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.
  • 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) Bringing the MT back from exile: Optimality in monolingual environments. ECER 2017 ; København. 2017-08-22 - 2017-08-25.
  • Ofte, Ingunn; Flash, Pamela. (2017) Teaching with writing: working towards integrating writing and writing instruction across the disciplines in higher education. Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes Summer Conference ; Oslo. 2017-06-08 - 2017-06-09.
  • Duggan, Jennifer; Ofte, Ingunn. (2016) Peer response in L2 writing development in Norwegian teacher training. International Writing across the Curriculum Conference ; University of Michigan. 2016-06-23 - 2016-06-25.
  • 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.
  • Jamsen, Kirsten; Ofte, Ingunn. (2014) Building Bridges and Learning Together: An International Collaboration Between the University of Minnesota’s Center for Writing and the Norwegian National Center for Writing Education and Research (Skrivesenteret). Conference of the European Writing Centers Association ; 2014-07-19 - 2014-07-22.
  • Ofte, Ingunn. (2014) Entering unfamiliar territory: Negotiating a discourse identity in L2 academic writing using reflection journals. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference . University of Minnesota; Minneapolis. 2014-06-12 - 2014-06-14.
  • Ofte, Ingunn. (2013) Entering unfamiliar territory: Teacher students’ first meeting with L2 academic writing. European Conference of Educational Research - Emerging Researchers . Bahçeşehir University; Istanbul. 2013-09-09 - 2013-09-10.