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PhD in pedagogical resources and learning processes in kindergarten and school

Study facts

  • Campus: Drammen, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Vestfold
  • Credits: 180
  • Duration: Three years (four years with work obligation)
  • Teaching Language: Norwegian, English
  • Admission requirements

    Admission requirements

    Admission requires a completed Master’s degree or equivalent, normally with a Grade B or better. Applicants should be proficient in both Norwegian and English.

    The following documentation will also be required.

  • Academic background

    Academic background

    A Master's degree in one of the following subjects: Teacher education/training, textual science, educational science or other form of pedagogical education.

  • Opptakskrav external
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Closed programme

warning This doctoral programme is closed ans replaced by our new doctroral programme in Humanities, Cultural and Educational Sciences


About the programme 


This PhD programme addresses educational resources and their significance for learning processes and learning outcomes in kindergartens, schools and teacher training.

The programme provides you with sought-after specialist skills in the field of education, combined with broad, participatory and profession-oriented expertise rooted in the university’s subject portfolio.

The aim of a PhD programme is to further advance your qualifications to conduct research and other work in fields where high demands are placed on scientific insight.

The programme emphasises educational and textual science, and the applicants’ projects should focus on one or more of the following topics: 

  • How educational resources are incorporated in the activities that take place in kindergartens, schools and higher education
  • How educational resources are operationalised and transformed by means of individual and collective learning processes
  • The development, testing and analysis of educational resources
  • Empirical studies of learning processes in schools and kindergartens

Modell for pedagogiske ressurser og læreprosesser

The term educational resources in its broadest sense includes resources that are key to education taking place in kindergartens, schools and higher education. They include traditional printed and digital teaching and pedagogical aids and games, conversations and interaction, language, film, music, theatre, different types of written and multimodal texts, as well as various approaches to teaching and assessment, etc.

Implementation and structure

The programme consists of a number of different parts:

  • Education/training (30 credits)
  • Work on your PhD thesis
  • A start-up seminar
  • A mid-term evaluation
  • A completion seminar
  • PhD examination comprising a test lecture and viva (defence)

Study Plan

A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of course plans that describe the different courses. In the course plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which courses that are taught in each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each course plan.

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