My general research interests relate to knowledge practices and learning in the professions, and in the teaching profession in particular, with specific reference to:
- The interplay between knowledge and responsibility in professional work
- Changing dynamics in teachers’ professional practice
I work with sociomaterial theories and qualitative methods.
In my completed PhD project (2020) I investigated teachers' local curriculum development as knowledge work. The study explored practices that professional teachers carry out as they work to generate and legitimate the knowledge that inform their professional work.
At current, I am involved in a research project that investigates changes in teachers' assessment practices.
- Qualitative methodologies
- Work with video data
- Workplace ethnography
- Tronsmo, Eli (2020). Changing conditions for teachers’ knowledge work: new actor constellations and responsibilities. Curriculum Journal. ISSN 0958-5176. . doi: 10.1002/curj.60 Full text in Research Archive.
- Tronsmo, Eli (2018). Investigating teachers’ work with multiple knowledge resources in local curriculum development. Pedagogy, Culture & Society. ISSN 1468-1366. s 1- 20 . doi: 10.1080/14681366.2018.1539025 Full text in Research Archive.
- Tronsmo, Eli & Nerland, Monika (2018). Local curriculum development as object construction: A sociomaterial analysis. Teaching and Teacher Education : An International Journal of Research and Studies. ISSN 0742-051X. 72, s 33- 43 . doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2018.02.008 Full text in Research Archive.
- Gilje, Øystein; Fjørtoft, Henning; Tronsmo, Eli; Bjerke, Åslaug & Ørevik, Sigrid (2021). Assessment practices of multimodal compositions.
- Jensen, Karen & Tronsmo, Eli (2016). Ny kunnskap - nye arenaer for pedagogisk arbeid., I: Ole Andreas Kvamme; Tone Kvernbekk & Torill Strand (red.), Pedagogiske fenomener. En innføring. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN 9788202494667. Del 3, kapittel 10. s 307 - 316
- Tronsmo, Eli (2009). La ikke barna bli passive forbrukere. Tidsskriftet Steinerskolen. ISSN 0332-625X. 71(2), s 51- 52