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Lærerut. og pedagogikk campus Alta carola.b.kleemann@uit.no +4778450165 Alta ALTA 2056

Carola Kleemann


Associate professor Norwegian language and literature

Job description

I teach Norwegian language and literature in teacher education. Spring term 2022, I teach ECE teacher education: BLU-1215 Multicultural childhood in the north, and teacher education: LER-3110: Norwegian didactics: Literacy, multilingualism and bildung. I also supervise master thesis' in Norwegian didactics in teacher education.

My research interest is sustainable language practices in Norwegian and Sámi kindergartens. Sustainability in this context is first and foremost supporting and strengthening indigenous culture and language. Some of these practices are multicultural and multilingual, and thus my field is translanguaging practices, both pedagogical and spontaneous. My research projects are on bilingual North Sámi and Norwegian roleplay, pedagogical translanguaging in language vitalization, and narrative inquiry as a way to explore Sámi pedagogy.  Sustainability is also part of methodology in kindergarten research, and I explore use of GoPro® cameras in research and ECE, both in bilingual and monolingual kindergarten practices, and always in participatory designs. My research projects are on food and harvesting practices in kindergartens, exploring different usages of recordings from fieldwork and cooperations with kindergartens, and exploring what kind of material video-recordings can be.


  • Myrstad, Anne; Kleemann, Carola. Visualizing a Common World of Entanglement through Multiple Viewpoints. Visuality Design in and for Education. Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy 2022. ISSN 2364-4583.s 1 - 14.s doi: 10.1163/23644583-bja10022.
  • Kleemann, Carola. Pedagogical Translanguaging to Create Sustainable Minority Language Practices in Kindergarten. (fulltekst) Sustainability 2021; Volum 13 (7). ISSN 2071-1050.s doi: 10.3390/su13073613.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. iPad i tidlig lese- og skriveopplæring: didaktisk tenkning med iPad som verktøy. Universitetsforlaget 2018 ISBN 9788215028217.s 45 - 61.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. Lek som arena for språktilegnelse. Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2016 ISBN 9788202473860.s 51 - 72.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. Play in two languages. Language alternation and code-switching in role-play in North Sámi and Norwegian. Nordlyd 2012; Volum 39 (2). ISSN 0332-7531.s 47 - 69.s doi: 10.7557/12.2473.
  • Kleemann, Carola. Translanguaging roleplay in North Sámi and Norwegian. Multilingual Children and their Imaginative Worlds (fulltekst) 2021-11-11 - 2021-11-12 2021.
  • Kleemann, Carola; Merzliakova, Elena. Fred og konflikt i barnehagen. (fulltekst) Altaposten 2021.
  • Kleemann, Carola; Jonas, Kristine. Vil øke språksynlighet: -Litt er bedre enn ingenting. (fulltekst) 2021.
  • Kleemann, Carola. Narrative inquiry as a way to find Sámi pedagogy. Samisk utdanningskonferanse 2021. Pedagogisk urfolksfilosofi i barnehage, skole og høyere utdanning. 2021-10-05 - 2021-10-07 2021.
  • Kleemann, Carola; Myrstad, Anne. Visualizing different voices in a community of practice. Visual worlds of education conference 2021-06-09 - 2021-06-11 2021.
  • Kleemann, Carola. Det lingvistiske landskapet i Alta - Vises det samiske?. Samisk språkuke 2019 2019-10-21 - 2019-10-21 2019.
  • Kleemann, Carola. Søppelbilen og språkmiljøet. Forskningsdagene 2019-09-23 - 2019-09-23 2019.
  • Kleemann, Carola. Søppelbilen og språkmiljøet. Altaposten 2019 (108).s 10 - 10.
  • Hauan, Marit Anne; Boine, Mari; Josefsen, Eva; Hætta, Odd Mattis; Kleemann, Carola Babette. Mari Boine - Fra oppvekst til verdensstjerne. Forskningsdagene 2018 2018-09-20 - 2018-09-20 2018.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. Forskning på språk i barnehagen. Barnehagekonferanse for samiske barnehager og barnehager med samisk avdeling 2018-10-04 - 2018-10-04 2018.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette; Ilje-Lien, Johanne; Giæver, Katrine; Tkachenko, Elena; Bratland, Kari; Pesch, Anja Maria. Is there a Place for multilingualism in norwegian preschools. Early Language Learning Conference 2018 2018-06-13 - 2018-06-17 2018.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette; Pesch, Anja Maria. Kompetanse for mangfold - et nordlig perspektiv på mangfold i barnehagen. Avslutningskonferanse for Kompetanse for mangfold 2018-05-23 - 2018-05-23 2018.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette; Pesch, Anja Maria. Spaces and boundaries for multilingual practices in Norwegian ECEC. Early Language Learning Conference 2018-06-13 - 2018-06-16 2018.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. Lek på to språk. En studie av kodeveksling og språkalternering i tospråklig rollelek på nordsamisk og norsk i en samisk barnehage.. 2015.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. Play in two languages. How bilingual children use Norwegian and North-Sámi in role-play in a Sámi kindergarten. TromsLang 2013 2013-11-05 - 2013-11-08 2013.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. Rollelek på to språk. Samisk Uke 2012 2012-02-08 - 2012.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. Play in two languages. Sociolinguistics Symposium 19: Language and the city 2012-08-21 - 2012-08-24 2012.
  • Kleemann, Carola Babette. Play in two languages. EECERA 2012 2012-08-29 - 2012-09-01 2012.
  • Niiranen, Leena; Kleemann, Carola Babette. Forskning i det flerkulturelle Finnmark. Minoritet og majoritet i perspektiv - forskning om inkludering i barnehagen 2011-03-02 - 2011-03-03 2011.
  • Hoveid, Halvor; Kleemann, Carola. Prosjekt : bearbeiding av praksisplan. 2005 (6).
  • Abelsen, Birgit; Søreng, Siri Ulfsdatter; Kleemann, Carola. Ulik bakgrunn - samme mulighet? En undersøkelse om realkompetente og generelt kompetente studenter. 2004 (11) ISBN 8275711312.
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    Research interests

    Multilingualism, language in kindergarten, sustainable language practices, North Sámi and Norwegian bilingualism, language development.

    My research interest is sustainable language practices in Norwegian and Sámi kindergartens. Sustainability in this context is first and foremost supporting and strengthening indigenous culture and language. Some of these practices are multicultural and multilingual, and thus my field is translanguaging practices, both pedagogical and spontaneous. My research projects are on bilingual North Sámi and Norwegian roleplay, pedagogical translanguaging in language vitalization, and narrative inquiry as a way to explore Sámi pedagogy.  Sustainability is also part of methodology in kindergarten research, and I explore use of GoPro® cameras in research and ECE, both in bilingual and monolingual kindergarten practices, and always in participatory designs. My research projects are on food and harvesting practices in kindergartens, exploring different usages of recordings from fieldwork and cooperations with kindergartens, and exploring what kind of material video-recordings can be.