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Karen Barfod is a graduate of Biology (Aarhus University, 1991) and Physical Education  (Odense University, 1993), and has obtained a Ph.D. degree at Science, University of Copenhagen (2018) with the thesis: 'Teaching in udeskole. Perspectives on Teacher’s Work ’.

As a research leader in VIA, she works with research and development within udeskole, nature kindergartens, external learning environments and teaching outside the classroom. In addition, she teaches basic teacher education in Biology and Nature / Technology as well as Udeskole. Karen is a well-known and often used speaker, developer and initiator in the field of education outside the classroom, both nationally and internationally.


Project management: Several years of experience
Networking: Several years of experience


Engelsk: På forhandlingsniveau

Tysk: På samtale niveau

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD, At undervise i udeskole, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 30 Nov 2018


  • outdoor education


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