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Digital disputation: Ellen Os

Cand.paed. Ellen Os at the Department of Education defends her doctoral dissertation for the degree of PhD:

Staff's mediation of peer-relations in early childhood education and care. A study of staff's contributions to interactions between children under the age of three.

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Ellen Os

Digital doctoral examination

The University of Oslo is closed. Ellen Os' PhD defence will therefore be fully digital and streamed directly using Zoom. You can download zoom or use your browser. Please visit our web-page for more information on digital disputation.  

Ex auditorio questions: the chair of the defence will invite the audience to ask ex auditorio questions either written in "chat" or oral requested by clicking 'Participants -> Raise hand'. 

Attend the disputation (will be opened 29 April 2020 at 12:00 PM)

Download thesis (pdf). The thesis is no longer available.

Trial Lecture

Account for the space of free play in Nordic early childhood education, and discuss whether the free play may be threatened in light of Framework Plan for Kindergarten.

Digital recording of the trial lecture - The trial lecture is no longer available.

Adjudication Committee

  • Professor Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, Department of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (the first  opponent)
  • Professor Marit Alvestad, Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, University of Stavanger (the second opponent)  
  • Professor Stein Erik Ulvund, Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo, is third member of the committee and the committee's coordinator.

Chair of defence

Professor Veslemøy RydlandDepartment of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo


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Published Apr. 14, 2020 10:24 AM - Last modified May 3, 2020 7:31 AM