Background and activities

My most important research activities are teacher education, professional development, new teachers, supervision at PhD level, and finally, but not least, assessment with a focus on the pedagogical aspects of assessment.

I was a teacher for 18 years, and for almost 10 of these years I worked as an English and classroom teacher in school and taught English subject didactics, practice oriented research and assessment at university level. I left school when I became Head of the  English Department and later Head of the Teacher Department at Oranim Academic College in Israel. After returning to Norway, I became Chair of the Programme Board for Teacher Education at the University of Bergen.

In 2010 I was part of the establishment of the National Research School in Teacher Education, NAFOL, and held the role of Chairperson of the Board until 2015. I then took over as the Head of the research school until NAFOL's end in June 2022. 

I have also been active in the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) as coordinator of The Assessment and Evaluation SIG (1), and also as coordinator of The Teaching and Teacher Education SIG (11).  In 2013, I was one of the founders of The International Forum for Teacher Educator Professional Development (InFo-TED) and held the role of coordinator until 2019. I also co-founded the Nordic Research School in Teacher Education-relevant research, NorTED, and took on the coordinator job in the first year to ensure that the school was well established.  For many years I have been active in the The American Educational Research Association (AERA), The International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), and The European Educational Research Association (EERA).  In March 2022, I received an honorary doctorate at the University of Ghent, Belgium.

I have published a large number of articles, book chapters and books, and enjoyed being invited as keynote speaker worldwide; Australia, New Zealand, China, Dubai, Korea, Singapore, Africa, USA, Syd-America, Europa, Israel, and Norway.

From 1 August, 2022, I am Professor Emerita at NTNU.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications