Gøril Moljord

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Special Needs Education
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Phone +47-22845631
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1140 Blindern 0318 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Educational Sciences (Student)

Academic Interests

Intellectual disability

  • autonomy and self-determination
  • curriculum and individual education planning
  • adaptive and functional life skills
  • challenging behaviour, coercion and ethical  dilemmas in care

Philosophy of education and ethics

  • aims in education
  • normativity


PhD-project (working title):

Aims with meaning-learning for life? A conceptual analysis of aims in education for students with intellectual disabilities from the perspectives of research discourse, school policy documents and teachers justifcations.

The aim of the thesis is to enhance curriculum thinking regarding students with intellectual disability. The relationship between cognitive-academic- and functional life skills in curriculum  is central to inquire in light of the ideology of inclusion. Connections to a capabilities approach are sought as the theoretical framework.

Supervisors: associate professor Kari-Anne Bottegaard Næss, professor Sven Nilsen, both Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, and professor Solveig M. Reindal, NLA University College of Bergen.




SPED4600 MA-programme on intellectual disabilities

Give lectures on: 

  • national and international terminology in the field of intellectual disability,
  • functional life skills,
  • perspectives and guidelines in teaching, transitions and professional supports

SNE4200 Education for learners with special needs

  • Intellectual disability- conceptualizations, learning characteristics and implications for practice

SPED1002 Special education- disability, normality and deviance

  • Ethics in special education

SPED 4000 Counseling and innovation

  • Supervisor in student seminar groups on individual practice in counseling.


Higher education

  • 2014- 2019 PhD- candidate at the Departement of Special Needs Education
  • 2008 - 2010 MA in Special Needs Education, specialization in intellectual disability, Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo
  • 2005- 2007 Courses in Education and Special Needs Education, Ethics and Religion, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • 2002 - 2005 BA in Education, Department of Education, University of Oslo



Elected member in the Board of Department of Special  Needs Education.



Member of the research group "Inclusion and diversity- seen from a special education perspective".

Member of workgroup for Oslo Assessment, Intervention and Learning Lab (O-AILL)



Tags: Intellectual disability, Self-determination, functional life skills, Philosophy of education, Inclusion, Ethics, Curriculum, Autonomy, Special Needs Education


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  • Moljord, Gøril (2018). Paper presentation of ongoing study: A school for the Future- but not for all? A critical inquiry into aims for education for students with intellectual disability in Norwegian school policy documents and reports from 2014-2017. Show summary
  • Moljord, Gøril (2017). Debattinnlegg: Likeverdig og inkluderende opplæring for elever med utviklingshemming i Fremtidens skole?. Utdanningsnytt.no.
  • Moljord, Gøril (2017). Faglig presentasjon: Fra kartlegging til valg av mål i individuell opplæringsplan.
  • Moljord, Gøril (2017). Inclusive education and the mainstream dilemma. Shifting curricular focus for students with intellectual disabilities before and after the 1994 Salamanca declaration?.
  • Moljord, Gøril (2017). Poster presentation: Curriculum research for students with intellectual disabilites: a content analytic review. Show summary
  • Moljord, Gøril (2016). Faglig presentasjon: "A school for the future-but not for all? Discussing competence objectives meeting students with intellectual disabilities in a school for all"..
  • Moljord, Gøril (2016). Faglig presentasjon: Lære for livet? IOP i teori og praksis for elever med utviklingshemming..
  • Moljord, Gøril (2016). Spesialpedagoger i arbeidslivet - min overgang fra studier til arbeidsliv..

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Published Jan. 6, 2014 12:00 AM - Last modified Jan. 18, 2018 1:40 PM