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Senior associate profressor at University College Absalon, Center for Teaching and Learning..

Boardmember of The Danish Language Counsil 2020 - 2024. Boardmember of The danish Association for Danish Teachers at Teacher Deucations. Member of counsils for advising The Danish Ministry of Education in literacy and testing.

Research foci

Research, development and teacing literacy, subject specific literacy and disciplinary literacy in primary school, lower secondary school and upper secondary school with a special focus on Vocational Educational Training (VET) and the transition from primary to secondary school. I have many years of experience working with subject specific and disciplinary literacy in the science subjects and social sciences. Besides, I have participated in several projects in reading and teaching reading, testing, Danish as a second language and students with reading disabilities.

I also participate in research related to literacy and learning materials, the use and content of learning materials and teachers guides. Find more information (in Danish) here.

I have been using Systemic Functional Linguistics by M.A.K. Halliday and genre theory inspired by J. Martin and D. Rose and I have been working with Discourse analysis using J. P. Gee.

Teaching experience

I teach Danish at the teacher educations both for in-service and pre-service teachers. I teach method and methodology at the bacehlors courses.


Linguistic competences:
Language: English
Level: Experienced
Language: German
Level:Knoweldge level
Language: Norwegian
Level: Experienced
Language: Swedish
Level: Experienced

Organisational unit competences:
Project management: Several years of experience
Networking: Several years of experience
Fundraising: Several years of experience

Research and development areas

Forskning og udvikling i fagdidaktik, særligt danskfagets didaktik i grundskolen omfattende læse/skrivedidaktik, litteraturdidaktik og it- og mediedidaktik.

Forskning og udvikling i literacy og literacydidaktik i grundskolen og på ungdoms- og erhvervsuddannelserne.

Forskning og udvikling i sprog og sprogdidaktik i grundskolen og på erhvervsuddannelserne.

Forskning og udvikling i overgange fra grundskole til ungdoms- og erhvervsuddannelser.

Forskning og udvikling i danskfaget i læreruddannelsen og i efter-og videreuddannelsen, særligt mhp. udvikling, afprøvning og evaluering af nye koncepter for undervisning (f.eks. MOOC).


Work areas

Beskikket censor i dansk (læreruddannelsen)

Education/Academic qualification

Tekster og genrer på erhvervsuddannelsesrne, The Danish University of Education


Award Date: 29 Jun 2015

Ph.D., The Danish University of Education

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

Master of Arts, Roskilde University

Award Date: 1 Oct 2003

B.A., Danmarks Lærerhøjskole

Award Date: 1 Oct 1998

Teacher, University College Sjælland - Campus Roskilde

Award Date: 30 Jun 1993

Student, Vestfyns gymnasium

Award Date: 30 Jun 1983

Other, Aarhus University

… → 30 Jun 2015

Ph.d. course, Aarhus University

… → 10 Jun 2014

Ph.d. course, Aarhus University

… → 2 Dec 2011

Ph.d. course, Aarhus University

… → 7 Feb 2011

Ph.d course, Aarhus University

… → 19 Nov 2010

Ph.d.course, Aarhus University

… → 31 May 2010

Ph.d. course, Aarhus University

… → 24 Apr 2010


Docent, Professionshøjskolen Absalon, Center for skole og læring

1 May 2018 → …

Ekstern Lektor, The Danish University of Education

1 Nov 2015 → …

Ekstern lektor, Aarhus University

11 Apr 2014 → …

Lektor, University College Sjælland - Campus Roskilde

20 Aug 20031 May 2018

Lærer, Lysholmskolen

1 Sept 199530 Jun 2001


  • education
  • internet based educations
  • learning resources
  • educational science
  • Danish courses
  • education
  • vocational training
  • it
  • research
  • Danish as a second language
  • teacher education
  • discourse analysis
  • reading
  • public school
  • blended learning
  • professionalism
  • quantitative method
  • retention
  • student attrition
  • didactics
  • information competency


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