NAFOL congratulates

Ela Sjølie

The trial lecture and the public defence of the thesis was 15 August 2014.

The Norwegian National Graduate School in Teacher Education - NAFOL

NAFOL is a national graduate school offering specialised education and training in the thematic fields of pre-school, school and teacher education, and was established to strengthen a research based perspective in the fields mentioned.

NAFOL is organised as a partnership between 7 Norwegian univer­sities and 17 university colleges, and is co-ordinated by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

NAFOL  gets support from NFR and is directly under PRAKUT research program.

NAFOL aims to provide PhD students with

  • - Seminars
  • - Conferences - national and international - in Norway
  • - Economic support related to the above activities
  • - Economic support related to research periods abroad

Lectures, discussions and written material connected to the seminars and conferences will be in Norwegian (as a main rule).

NAFOL receives funding from the Norwegian Research Council from 2010 through 2016.

Read more about NAFOL`s main goal here.


Here is a slideshow from NAFOL's latest seminar.

NAFOL student of the week
Jannike Ohrem Bakke

Jannike Ohrem Bakke is a PhD student at Buskerud and Vestfold University College. The PhD project concerns with school and the teaching of writing. She have always been interested in the didactics of writing, both as a lecturer in primary and secondary schools and as author of students’ textbooks.

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NAFOL supervisor of the month

Anna-Lena Østern

Anna-Lena Østern is for the time being main supervisor of four NAFOL candidates; Ela Sjølie (has her dissertation in august), Solveig Å. Bendiksen, Halvor Spetalen and Nora Sitter. She is second supervisor for NAFOL candidate Carla Chinga. Until now two NAFOL candidates supervised by her have completed their doctoral studies: Elin Angelo and Britt Karin Støen Utvær. Anna-Lena Østern´s main research themes are forms of knowledge and ways of learning. She has had a special focus on communication, multimodal communication and cultural literacy.

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Visiting professor

Gert Biesta

Professor of Educational Theory and Policy at the Brunel University London.