Professional profile

I am a professor in Educational Studies at the School of Education, University of Iceland.  My research focus has been on distance and blended learning in in teacher education and upper secondary schools. Recently I have researched the conception and development of a new school in the Icelandic countryside and the development of upper secondary schools in rural Iceland by networking with ICT.

In my research I have mainly used Cultural-Historical and Activity Theory and the sociological theories of Basil Bernstein.

In 2014 and 2015: The editor in chief for Netla - Online Journal on Pedagogy and Education
University of Iceland – School of Education see http://netla.hi.is/introduction-in-english

From 2014: Programme coordinator of Practical Pedagogy for upper secondary teachers in the School of Education, University of Iceland

Education

1978 B.A. in Icelandic language and literature, and sociology. University of Iceland.
2001 MEd in Educational Studies. Iceland University of Education
2010 PhD in Educational Studies. University of Iceland

University Positions

2019 Full professor. University of Iceland, School of Education, Faculty for Subject Teaching.

2013-2019 Senior lecturer/Associate professor. University of Iceland, School of Education.

2008-2013. Lecturer/Assistant professor. University of Iceland, School of Education.

2006-2008. Lecturer/Assistant Professor. Iceland University of Education.

2002-2005. Research fellow. Research Centre of Iceland University of Education.