English

This teaching portfolio is a documentation and presentation of my professional development and skills as an educator after I attained the Senior Lecturer title in 2003.

My teaching portfolio contains a section about my teaching experience and repertoire, my teaching philosophy, the effects of my teaching philosophy, a section about my students use of various ICT related tools as part of their training, and a section describing my thoughts on guidance of students.

As I see it, my tasks as an educator are:

  • To promote individual student learning;
  • To awaken the student’s enthusiasm for the course;
  • To train the individual’s ability to critical reflection
  • To provide a strong individual foundation for lifelong learning.

Based on this, I have tried to focus on how my students can be actively involved in my courses, rather than being a passive spectator.
My teaching philosophy is thus largely based on cognitive constructivism and I wish my courses to be a platform for the students to develop their ability to construct something new, raise their creativity and ingenuity, increase their wish to explore, And not the least, become critical and reflective professionals who do not accept everything they are told.

This teaching portfolio focuses on my dealings with Norwegian students, but I have also lectured abroad:

  • Project Getting Involved, Invited to do 3 lectures and 12 Work Shops for MA students as part of the pilot research project with Dr. Beata Dziedzic, University of Zielona Gora, Poland, November 2006
  • Project Getting Involved, Invited lecture to MA students in the course Pedagogical Threats of Media, at Department of Media and Information Technologies, University of Zielona Gora, Poland (In English), September 2007
  • Awareness Projects as tools for fighting sexual abuse of children, Invited lecture to MA students in the course Pedagogical Threats of Media, at Department of Media and Information Technologies, University of Zielona Gora, Poland (In English), January 2008
  • Ethics – A short presentation, Invited lecture to MA students in the course Pedagogical Threats of Media, at Department of Media and Information Technologies, University of Zielona Gora, Poland (In English), January 2008
  • A Wry Look at WEB 2.0, Invited lecture to students of the Scientific Circle, including PhD.-students, of Institute of Pedagogy, University of Szczecin, Poland (In English), May 2010 (Program), confirmation from University of Szczecin. (Performed online).

For a more thorough overview of my work in English see my Academic CV.