Jonas Iversen

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PhD in Teaching and Teacher Education – pre-service teachers’ experiences in linguistically diverse schools and classrooms

Who are you?

Jonas Iversen, a PhD candidate enrolled in the programme Teaching and Teacher Education, offered at the Faculty of Education. I have a teacher education from Sør-Trøndelag University College and a master’s in English and foreign language teaching from NTNU. Before I started my PhD, I taught English and Norwegian in an introductory programme for newly-arrived pupils.

What are you researching?

I am currently researching pre-service teachers’ experiences with participating in field placement in linguistically diverse schools and classrooms. 

What's in it for society?

Through focus group interviews, observation and written texts, I hope to contribute with new insights into how pre-service teachers think and work in linguistically diverse classroom contexts. This can potentially be useful information for anyone involved in teacher education, as it might highlight what pre-service teachers already handle and what they need to know more about in order to work in linguistically diverse classrooms.

What's next after your PhD?

When I finish my PhD, I hope to work with teacher education. This will provide me with an opportunity to disseminate knowledge about multilingualism in Norwegian education to future teachers and continue to research multilingual pedagogical practices within the context of Norwegian education.

When not researching  

When I am not researching, I enjoy reading, watching movies and television series, and travelling. 

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