The LAB-TEd conference, 15th and 16th of June 2023 in Tromsø, Norway 
Tripartite collaboration as an arena for professional development in teacher education 
Campus Tromsø: Teorifagbygget hus 1. Room 1.836 (Aud 2), (see map to the room here



Thursday 15th 


0900 – 0945

Registration and coffee/tea  

0945 - 1030 

Conference opening: 

  • Teacher educator in university Øyvind Bjerke, Teacher educator in school Trude Nordmo, student teacher Guro Kjeldstad
  • Head of Department of education NTNU and UiT: Ingfrid Thowsen and Siw Skrøwset 
  • Cultural program. Frida Lydia, teacher educator, UiT
  • About the conference by projectleaders May Britt Postholm and Rachel Jakhelln 
1030 - 1130

Paper presentations and discussions.

Parallel sessions (Norwegian and English)

1130 - 1145


1145 - 1245

Experiences of tripartite collaboration – challenges and possibilities. 
Introduction and panel discussion  

  • UiT, with teacher educator in school, Gunnar Kristiansen, teacher educator at university, Siw Killengreen, student teachers Birgitte Mari Midtervoll Lange and Julie Marie Pedersen 
  • NTNU, with headmaster Marit Nordbotn, teacher educator at university Torunn Klemp and student teacher Mats Fagerheim

Chair: May Britt Postholm

1245 - 1345  Lunch break
1345 - 1445

Keynote 1. Professor Marilyn Cochran Smith (digital)

A Tale of Two Teachers: Partnerships, Practice, Principles, and Practitioner Inquiry. 
Collaboration between school and university for the development of teacher education

Questions from the audience

 1445 - 1500  Coffee/tea
1500 - 1600

Paper presentations and discussions. Parallel sessions (Norwegian and English)

 1610 - 1630

Summing up the day with Professor May Britt Postholm and Professor Rachel Jakhelln together with two teacher educators from school: Markus Midtsjø and Christian Samuelsen


Conference dinner at Linken Research Park – bus from the city 

Cultural elements by Marit Sandvik and Øystein Norvoll


Friday 16th 

Where: ILP-Bygget, 1.059 (Auditorium Didaktikken) (see map here)

0900 - 0920 Good morning.
Cultural program  
0920 - 1010 Keynote 2. Professor Annalisa Sannino and Professor Yrjö Engeström
Development in Change Laboratory research: Implications for teacher education
1010 - 1030


1030 - 1130

Paper presentations and discussions. Two parallel sessions (Norwegian and English)

1130 - 1230 Lunch 
1230 - 1400

Presentations of masters’ theses from NTNU and UiT

The student teachers also reflect about how tripartite collaboration has contributed to their work (presentations, questions, and discussions, in English and Norwegian) 

UiT: Birgitte Mari Midtervoll Lange and Julie Marie Pedersen, Vebjørn Seljestad

NTNU: Karoline Kalager, Mats Fagerheim, Anne Lise Forfod Gjessing, Guro Kjelstad

Chairs: Professor May Britt Postholm and Professor Rachel Jakhelln 

1400 - 1410


1410 - 1440

The meaning of CHAT in teacher education. 
Introduction and summary: Professor Janne Madsen, University of South-Eastern Norway 

1440 - 1500 Wrapping up. Professor May Britt Postholm and Professor Rachel Jakhelln