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Øystein Olav Skaar

  • E-mailOystein.Skaar@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 48 26
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 13
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 Bergen


Øystein Olav Skaar is an associate professor in pedagogy and study programme coordinator for the pedagogical studies at Inn University, Lillehammer. Skaar has a PhD in psychology from the University of Oslo (2019) and a master's degree in education from the University of Bergen (2013).

Academic interests

  • Methodology and research designs
  • Aha-experiences
  • The relationship between motivation, self-effficay and creativity
  • Social role theory
  • Digital Competence in Education


Skaar is a member of the research group Quality in higher education (Inn University), and is employed as a researcher with Digital Learning Communities (University of Bergen) and as an editorial assistant at Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy.

Ongoing project:


2020 – d.d.: Associate professor, Inn University, Lillehammer

2020 – d.d.: Researcher at the University of Bergen

2019 – 2020: Assistant professor, Inn University, Lillehammer

2014 – 2019: PhD research fellow in psychology at the University of Oslo

2013 – 2014: Research assistant at the University of Bergen

2013 – 2014: Assistant professor, teacher ed. programme at the University of Bergen

2011 – 2013: Master in Education from the University of Bergen

2010 – 2012: Preschool teacher in the municipality of Bergen

2007 – 2010: Bachelor in Preschool Education from Bergen University College

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Motivation through insight: the phenomenological correlates of insight and spatial ability tasks. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The phenomenology of aha-experiences. Motivation Science. 49-60.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Effects of facial symmetry and gaze direction on perception of social attributes: A study in experimental art history. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Multimedia discrepancies - plenary lectures as perceived by students. UNIPED. 53-73.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Kappen i en doktorgrad .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. Peer review.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) 2013. The Multimedia Expanse.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2021. Når fysisk nærvær blir fjernvær. Dagens medisin.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Koronapandemien - og de beste blant oss. Dagens medisin.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Den misforståtte digitale kompetansen. NRK Ytring.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Digital læring i førelesingar. På Høyden - nettavis for Universitetet i Bergen.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2020. Schooling, educational technology and teachers’ everyday practice in Norway .
  • Show author(s) 2016. Forskingsbasert multimedialæring. 214-235. In:
    • Show author(s) 2016. Digital læring i skole og lærerutdanning. Universitetsforlaget.

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