QUEEN MAUD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Has for the last 20 years been involved in teaching and research on outdoor play and learning in ECEC, children’s physical activity and motor development, environments for play and learning, children’s well-being and participation, children’s risky play and safety/injury prevention in ECEC. She has contributed with an extensive number of scientific publications as well as a number of presentations nationally and internationally on conferences and seminars. She has developed tools for teaching, practice development and research in many of her projects. She has an extensive international network within the research community around outdoor play and learning in the early years, and collaborates with teachers and researchers in several countries. She is one of the conveners of the international research network Outdoor Play and Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) within the European Early Childhood Education and Research Association (EECERA), and the coordinator of the Norwegian research network Children and Spaces.
Has for the last 17 years been involved in much of the similar projects and teaching as Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter, and is also a specialist in nature and outdoor kindergartens in Norway. He is the coordinator of the early childhood teacher education with a focus on outdoor play and nature activities at QMUC, and has conducted research on how children play in the outdoors, children’s level of physical activity in play in different environments, and other central issues within the theme of outdoor play and learning. He is also a member of the international research network Outdoor Play and Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) within the European Early Childhood Education and Research Association (EECERA), and the Norwegian research network Children and Spaces.