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Øystein Olav Skaar

  • E-mailoystein.skaar@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 12
    5015 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 Bergen


(Norwegian version)

Øystein Olav Skaar is an associate professor in pedagogy at the Faculty of education, Inland University. 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
  • Quality in higher education
  • 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 at Inn University

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

2019 – 2020: Assistant professor at Inn University

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) (2024). Development of inclusive practice – the art of balancing emotional support and constructive feedback. Frontiers in Education.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Inclusion in the heat of the moment: Balancing participation and mastery. Frontiers in Education. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Infodemi og pandemisk risikopersepsjon. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 192-197.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Experiences of WNGER II Ph.D.Fellows During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Case Study. Frontiers in Education. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Alone or together: The role of gender and social context prior to Aha-experiences. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 302-313.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Motivation through insight: the phenomenological correlates of insight and spatial ability tasks. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 631-643.
  • 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 .
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). Samarbeid om godt psykososialt barnehagemiljø.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). The Black Void: Students’ perceived learning outcome from remote teaching .
  • Show author(s) (2020). Peer review.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Gender differences in Aha-Experiences.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Aha-experiences and interest in mathematics education.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2013). The Multimedia Expanse.
  • Show author(s) (2023). c2z: a Reference Manager.
  • Show author(s) (2018). bfw: Bayesian Framework for Computational Modeling.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Stipendiaters erfaringer under pandemien. Morgenbladet. 4 pages.
  • 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.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2019). Moments of Brilliance: Understanding the Aha-experience through Bayesian Statistics.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2023). Digital kompetanse, vaksinemotstand, KI og pandemisk risikopersepsjon. 23 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Paradigmekrig – den omstridde kombinasjonsforskinga . 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Schooling, educational technology and teachers’ everyday practice in Norway .
  • Show author(s) (2023). DigitalInnSights- To play or not to play?
  • Show author(s) (2016). Insight and Attitudes: Understanding the Aha-experience.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Forskingsbasert multimedialæring. 214-235. In:
    • Show author(s) (2016). Digital læring i skole og lærerutdanning. Universitetsforlaget.

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