Lisbeth M. Brevik

Associate Professor and PhD coordinator - Department of Teacher Education and School Research
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Phone +47 22856330
Mobile phone +47 90036500
Room 339
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 35 Niels Henrik Abels hus 0851 OSLO
Postal address P.O.Box 1099 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Research Interests

English Education. As researcher of languages and reading comprehension, I look at how students use English and other language resources in the classroom and outside school, including the use of English for online gaming, internet surfing and social media. I combine qualitative and quantitative research designs, with a focus on mixed methods.

Book on the new English subject: Brevik, L.M. & Rindal, U. (eds.)  (2020). Teaching English in Norwegian classrooms: From research to practice. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Anthology on English didactics: Rindal, U. & Brevik, L.M. (eds.) (2019). English didactics in Norway - 30 years of doctoral research. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. 

Special issue editor: Brevik, L.M. & Fosse, B.O. (eds.) (2016). Teacher education in the 21st century: traditions, challenges, changes. Acta Didactica Norway, Vol. 10, No. 2.

Doctoral thesis on learning to learn: Brevik, L.M. (2015). How teachers teach and readers read. Developing reading comprehension in English in Norwegian upper secondary school.


Teacher education: Responsible for English didactics and senior lecturer in the teacher education courses (PPU3210PPU3220PPU3510DPPU3520D) and in the Master of Education programme (PROF3025PROF4045).

Master's courses: Course responsible and senior lecturer (EDID4001 Quality English TeachingEDID4102 English In and Out of SchoolEDID4115 Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Approaches to Teaching EnglishEDID4009 Master's Thesis in English Didactics,  

Doctoral courses: Mixed Methods Research  (UV9501), Research Design (UV9030).

PhD supervision

Main supervisor for Shilan Ahmadian (2020-24), Julie C Uvsløkk (2020-24) and Ingrid Miriam Rodrick Beiler (2016-20) at the University of Oslo, Astrid Elisabeth Kure at Østfold University College (2018-23) and Karina Rose Mahan at the University College of Southeast Norway (2015-18). Co-supervisor for Victoria Helen Batt-Rawden at Inland Norway University for Applied Sciences (2019-21), and Nora Elise Hesby Mathé at the University of Oslo (2017-19).

MA supervision

Main supervisor for Sarah Aspli (2021), Anna Andreassen (2021), Julie Darras (2021), Magnus Hastings (2021), Thea Holm (2020), Mette Hvalstad (2020), Kjersti Øvereng (2020), Øystein Gulbrandsen (2019), Annie Olafsrud (2019), Shilan Ahmadian (2018), Anja Isaksen (2018), Lisa Bentsen (2017), Katharina Køber Garvoll (2017), Manuela Iannuzzi (2017), Sigrid Graedler Listuen (2017), Mina Solberg (2017), Ingrid Hjeltnes (2016). Co-supervisor for Sofie Aspli (2022), Tollef Kristensen (2022), Fredrik Torheim (2022), Sindre Abelvik (2020), Vilde Haug Almestrand (2020), Kyrre Hellevang (2019), Vilde M Skram (2019), Maja Ivancevic (2018), Martina Pentrella (NTNU, 2017), Sturla Sagli (2017), Peter Aashamar (2017), Ola Andresen (2016) og Marte Sibbern (2013).

Honours and awards

2020-23: Recognized lecturer, Universitetet i Oslo 
2020: The Education Prize, University of Oslo (see lecture)
2019: Prize for excellent research dissemination, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo
2019: Top downloaded article within language & linguistics, Springer Nature. Article: Brevik, L. M. (2019). Explicit reading strategy instruction or daily use of strategies? Studying the teaching of reading comprehension through naturalistic classroom observation in English L2. Reading and Writing, 32, 2281-2310. 
2019: Visiting scholar, University of Gothenburg
2018: Visiting scholar, Washington University in St Louis 
2018- : Member, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
2014: Recognized doctoral student, University of Oxford

Commissions of Trust

2020-: Advisory board member, SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods Research Designs
2019-21: Program evaluator for the teacher education programme, University of Bergen
2019: Nordic expert of English for Rådet for Faglighed i de Gymnasiale Uddannelser, Ministry of Education, Denmark 
2018- : Editorial board member, International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches 
2018-20: Executive board member of Mixed Methods International Research Association
2016-18: External expert for the project "Systematic review related to the area of teaching reading comprehension strategies to enhance students' reading comprehension" at The Swedish Institute for Educational Research 
2015-18: Associate Professor II, University of Bergen, Department of foreign languages 


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