Background and activities

Phd in geography from NTNU (2007). Title of thesis: Deforestation and Conservation in Madagascar. Dominating discourses and local realities.

Main research interests: deforestaion, climate change, education for sustainable development, global citizenship, indigenous knowledge and social science/geography education. Extensive experience from research and academic collaboration in southern and eastern Africa (Tanzania, Madagascar, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa).

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Danbolt, Anne Marit Vesteraas; Banda, Dennis; Klein, Jørgen; Tambulukani, Geoffrey. (2017) Home-school relations and the role og indigenous knowledge in early literacy learning: A case study from a rural school in Zambia. Knowledge for Justice. Critical perspectives from southern African-Nordic research partnerships..
  • Wikan, Gerd Nora; Haug, Inger; Bugge, Liv Susanne; Løtveit, Morten; Klein, Jørgen. (2017) Global bevissthet og interkulturell kompetanse hos lærerstudenter. Tidssignaler: Lærerutdanningsfag i utvikling: Utdanning av lærere på Hamar - 150 år.
  • Wikan, Gerd Nora; Klein, Jørgen. (2017) Can International Practicum Foster Intercultural Competence Among Teacher Students?. Journal of the European Teacher Education Network (JETEN). vol. 12 (1).


  • Nash, David; Pribyl, Kathleen; Klein, Jørgen; Endfield, Georgina; Kniveton, Dominic; Adamson, George C.D.. (2016) Rainfall variability in present-day KwaZulu-Natal,South Africa, during the nineteenth Century. Quaternary International. vol. 404 (Part B).
  • Wikan, Gerd Nora; Klein, Jørgen. (2016) An investigation of student teachers’ professional development following a teaching placement in Southern Africa. Teacher education through partnerships and collaborative learning communities. Proceedings of the 40th annual ATEE Conference. Glasgow 2015.