Children, Media and Worldviews

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

During its initial four-year period, the group focused on developing a specialisation course (30 ECTS credits) for the pre-school teacher training programme (BLFORM, established in the spring of 2018) and writing an academic anthology (Barns mediehverdag, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2018; ed. Bjørg M. Nyjordet). The research group is working to ensure that this component is also integrated into and highlighted in the study programme for primary and lower secondary school teachers.

Furthermore, a coherent approach to digital practice is a key element in the group’s research and development work, which draws on the different academic perspectives represented among its members.


The research group consists of members from the departments of teacher training, journalism, media and communication, intercultural studies and theology, religion and philosophy.

The University of Agder and Volda University College are also represented in the group.

Margunn Serigstad Dahle (chair), senior lecturer
Grethe Skjeggestad Meyer (deputy chair), senior lecturer
Carol Azungi Dralega, associate professor
Runar Eikhaug, digital educator
Hans-Olav Hodøl (NLA/UiA), senior lecturer
Per Ivar Kjærgård, senior lecturer
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, senior lecturer, and Solveig Omland, associate professor, are associated members)

In addition to relevant conferences, the research group has two or three meeting points each semester.


Dahle, Margunn Serigstad, Hans-Olav Hodøl, Ingvild Thu Kro, Øyvind Økland: Skjermet barndom? En rapport basert på to undersøkelser relatert til barn skjermbruk i hjem og skole. (Report for Kids and Media (Barnevakten), 2020, 86 p.)


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