- Course leader - Online courses: English 1 (year 8-13): In-service Education for Secondary School Teachers
- Course leader - Online courses: English Teacher education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (year 5-10)
Areas of interest:
English language teacher education; continuing professional development (CPD); Online Teacher Education
English language teacher education
Video feedback as formative assessment (2018-19)
eTwinning for Teacher Training Institutions (2019-2020)
2013 - 2016 - Ph.d - English Language Teacher Education. Inland University in Norway
2007- 2010 - Masters: Teaching English as a Foreign Language. University of Oslo, Norway
1993 -2002 - Various courses in English Language, Literature and Culture.
1992 -1993 - Post-graduate Certificate of Education. University College of Buskerud
1976 -1979 - Bachelor of Science: Management. University of Warwick, UK.
2017 -2018 - Associate Professor - English Language Teacher Education - University of South East Norway
2016 -2017 - University Lecturer - English Language Teacher Education - Inland University of Norway
2011 -2012 - University Lecturer - English Language Teacher Educator - University of Agder
2006 -2011 - Online English educator, course designer - Bahai Institute of Higher Education
1993 - 2005 - English teacher - various Upper Secondary Schools in Norway
1979 - 1992 - School teaching assistant, social worker with refugees and asylum seekers, care worker
Coburn, J. (2010). Teaching oral English online through Skype (VOIP). Acta Didactica Norge, 4(1)
Coburn, J. (2014). Comparing varieties of in-service English Language Training for primary school teachers in Norway. Acta Didactica Norge, 1(4),
Coburn, J. (2019). PhD revisited: The Professional Development of English Language Teachers: Investigating the design and impact of a national in-service EFL teacher education course. Bok kapittel. p.397-417 i English didactics in Norway - 30 years of doctoral research: Universitetsforlaget, Oslo
Coburn, J., & Borg, S. (2022). The Impact of an In-Service Course on Primary School English Teachers: Case studies of Change. European Journal of Teacher Education, 1-17.
Utdanning (04.02. 2016) - Our children need qualified English teachers
The Professional Development of English Teachers