I am Associate Professor at Queen Maud's University College for Early Childhood Education in Trondheim, Norway. I am teaching early childhood mathematics and mathematics education in early childhood education teacher training. My research interests are in the field of teachers' beliefs about mathematics and mathematical knowledge.
Pre-service teacher training at the university level is first and foremost focussed on the development of professional knowledge. In the mathematical field, this is mathematical content knowledge, mathematical content knowledge for teaching, and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge, which are not independent of each other but have to be learnt interlaced. Mathematical content knowledge alone is not enough to be a good teacher, but it is an indispensable prerequisite for understanding how to teach mathematics.
My aim is to provide sound theoretical knowledge as well as opportunities for practical experience on how to work with mathematics in early childhood education. This includes that students both work independently with tasks, study learning content, communicate and collaborate with each other, present their learning trails to others and reflect on practice and results.