Research at the Reading Centre

The Reading Centre is an active research centre within the Faculty of Arts and Education at the University of Stavanger. The Centre is home to several large, innovative research projects.

Our research concerns language and literacy development and assessment in educational contexts, from Kindergarten to workplaces.

Theoretically and methodologically the centre displays a broad fan of approaches to different aspects of literacy.

The centre has three strategic research programs: Literacy and Learning, New Literacy practices and Interfaces of reading and writing. The Reading Centre has regularly been awarded significant funding from nationally competitive research funding schemes. Our researchers work in close collaboration with partners at the University of Stavanger, as well as with other Norwegian and international research environments.

The Centre is also engaged in the teacher education programme at the University of Stavanger, as well as in relevant Master- and PhD programmes.

Basic and applied research conducted at the Reading Centre has direct impact on policy and practices related to language and literacy in Norwegian kindergartens and schools.


Student and teacher.