Heidi Biseth

(leave of absence)
Professor Emerita
Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies
Campus Drammen
My research fields are democracy, human rights, citizenship, and multiculturalism in relation to education and teacher education, in low-income as well as high-income countries.




Areas of interests:

  • Democracy
  • Citizenship
  • Human rights
  • Multiculturalism/Diversity
  • Comparative and International Education

Teaching areas:

  • International Teacher Education for Primary Schools (ITEPS), module "TE-DEC1000 Democratic Citizenship"
  • Ph.D. program in pedagogical resources and learning processes in kindergarten and school (PEDRES), module on "Approaching multiple source analysis and the support of NVivo"
  • Local professional development, Democracy & Citizenship in the New National Curriculum to be implemented from 2020


Research groups:

Social Studies Education

Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education

Other activities:

Former President, Nordic Comparative and International Education Society (NOCIES)

Editor-in-Chief, Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE)

Member, Norwegian Advisory Group International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS) 2016 - Norway

External expert for the development of a new learning center for high school students at the Norwegian Parliament, to be operational 2020

Member of the International Advisory Board for the UNESCO Chair in Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education

Chair of the Gail Kelly Award Committee, CIES, 2016-2017

Visiting Professor at Hiroshima University 2016-2017

More information available on my personal website: www.heidibiseth.no