Kenneth Pettersen

Doctoral Research Fellow - Institutt for pedagogikk
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Phone +47 22859119
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Visiting address Gustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1092 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Educational Sciences (Student)

Academic Interests

  • Literacy
  • Play
  • Early childhood
  • Digital technology
  • Sociomateriality

Current activities

  • Postdigital Childhoods: Sociomaterial Perspectives on the State of the Digital in the Literacies of Contemporary Early Childhoods (Ph.D project)


  • 2005–2008: Pre-school teacher, BA, Oslo University College
  • 2016–2018: Education, MA, University of Oslo
  • 2008–2013: Educational supervisor, Myrer Kanvas pre-school
  • 2013–2015: Educational supervisor, Hasselkroken Kanvas pre-school
  • 2015–2016: Educational supervisor, Bråten pre-school
  • 2016–2019: Educational supervisor, Myrer Kanvas pre-school
Tags: Literacy, Modern childhood, ICT and learning, Play


  • Pettersen, Kenneth; Silseth, Kenneth & Arnseth, Hans Christian (2022). Rethinking boundaries: Sociomaterial perspectives on digital technologies and early childhoods. In Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Kajamaa, Anu; Erstad, Ola Andres; Mäkitalo, Åsa; Drotner, Kirsten & Jakobsdottir, Solveig (Ed.), Nordic Childhoods in the Digital Age. Insights into Contemporary Research on Communication, Learning and Education.. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-367-70252-6. doi: 10.4324/9781003145257-19.
  • Pettersen, Kenneth; Arnseth, Hans Christian & Silseth, Kenneth (2022). Playing Minecraft: Young children’s postdigital play. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. ISSN 1468-7984. p. 1–25. doi: 10.1177/14687984221118977. Full text in Research Archive

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