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Disputation: Veerle Garrels

Master Veerle Garrels at the Department of Special Needs Education defends her doctoral dissertation for the degree of PhD:

Promoting self-determination for adolescents with mild intellectual disability. Validation of a self-determination measure and evaluation of an educational intervention.

Veerle Garrels

Trial lecture - time and place

Her trial lecture will be held Thursday 28 November 2019, 10.15 - 11.00, in Lecture Hall 2, Helga Engs building, Blindern.

What are the implications of adopting a social ecological understanding of intellectual disabilities for promoting self-determination in adolescents with mild intellectual disability?

Adjudication Committee

  • Professor Christian Wendelborg, Department of Social Work, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)  (the first opponent)
  •  Professor dr. Petri Embregts,Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands (the second opponent)
  • Professor Reinie Cordier, Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo, is third member of the committee and the committee's coordinator.

Chair of defence

Associate Professor Liv Heidi MjelveDepartment of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo


  • Professor dr. Mats Granlund, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Professor emerita dr. Susan B. Palmer, Kansas University, USA
  • Dr. Patrik Arvidsson, Jönköping and Mälardalen University, Sweden

Additional information



Published Nov. 11, 2019 12:27 PM - Last modified Aug. 23, 2021 9:35 AM