Teacher education - global perspectives

The research group serves as a platform for academic discussions on the members’ research work and literature that is relevant to teacher education, and has two focus areas:

Conduct R&D work in collaboration with international partners

The members of the group are active in several of NLA’s international partnerships, with an emphasis on development projects in education. Our work entails strengthening the research collaboration on research literature with a view to publication and dissemination in international forums.

Stimulate the development and expansion of global perspectives in teacher education through research-based education

The research group will work to strengthen the global perspectives of teacher education in a multicultural society through research-based education. Students in primary and lower secondary school teacher education and intercultural studies can become members of the group by writing a master’s thesis with global perspectives on learning, teaching and childhood.


Ruth Hol Mjanger, Assistant Professor, drama (head of research group)
Ingunn Reigstad, Assistant Professor, pedagogy (deputy head of research group)
Astrid Øien Halsnes, Assistant Professor, pedagogy
Bernt Rune Stray, Assistant Professor, music
Brit Marie Hovland, Associate Professor, pedagogy
Elin Thoresen, Associate Professor, drama
Grete Skjeggestad Meyer, Assistant Professor, drama
Jan Magne Steinhovden, PhD student, music
Judith Ologi, Assistant Professor, pedagogy
Ole Johannes Kaland, Associate Professor, intercultural studies
Svitlana Holovchuk, Associate Professor, pedagogy


Head of the research group: Ruth Hol Mjanger
Vice Rector for Research and Development: Torgeir Landro