Children, Media and Worldviews

This interdisciplinary research group was established in 2014 with the aim of developing core competence in children, media and worldviews for use in various professions and arenas.

In the first four-year period, the focus was on developing an in-depth course (30 ECTS credits) in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programme (established in spring 2018) and writing an academic anthology (Barns mediehverdag, Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2018; ed. Bjørg M. Nyjordet). The research group is working to have these matters incorporated into the plans for primary and lower secondary school teacher education.
Furthermore, a holistic approach to digital practices is central to the group’s R&D work, and this is based on the various professional perspectives that are represented among the members.


The research group consists of members from the departments of Teacher education, Journalism and media studies, Intercultural studies and Theology, religion and philosophy.

The University of Agder and Volda University College are also represented in the group.
Margunn Serigstad Dahle (head of research group), Associate Professor
Grethe Skjeggestad Meyer (deputy head of research group), Associate Professor
Carol Azungi Dralega, Associate Professor
Runar Eikhaug, Educationalist in digital media
Hans-Olav Hodøl (NLA/UiA), Associate Professor
Per Ivar Kjærgård, Associate Professor
Ingvild Thu Kro (NLA/Ansgar), PhD Research Fellow
Trude Kyrkjebø, PhD Research Fellow
Nina Skråmestø Nesheim, Assistant Professor
Bjørg Marit Nyjordet, PhD Research Fellow
Håkon Repstad, Assistant Professor
Øyvind Økland (NLA/HVO), Professor
(Hilde Kristin Dahlstrøm, Associate Professor, and Solveig Omland, Associate Professor, with a more distant association)
The research group meets two or three times during the semester, in addition to attending relevant conferences.

Published works

Dahle, Margunn Serigstad, Hans-Olav Hodøl, Ingvild Thu Kro, Øyvind Økland: Skjermet barndom? A report based on two studies related to children’s screen use at home and in school. (Report for the Barnevakten foundation, 2020, 86 pages)


Head of the research group: Margunn Serigstad Dahle
Vice Rector for Research and Development: Torgeir Landro