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Ph.D candidate on a project regarding the right to be exempted on religious, philosophic, or life stands grounds in the norwegian primary education. This is a continuation of my master thesis in the didactics of religion from the University of Bergen.

I have a background from the norwegian school system, where I mainly taugth in secondary school. My educational background is in social studies and the humanities with bachelor degrees in political science (NTNU, 2009), study of religion (UiB, 2017), and history (UiB, 2021). This has been continued with masters degrees in peace and conflict transformation (UiT, 2012) and didactics of religion (UiB, 2019). This has been complimented with Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (UiB, 2013), and continuing education in teaching controversial topics (UiB, 2019) and sex education (HiOA, 2017; INN, 2021).

I am a member of the research group Educational Law and are admitted as a member of the research school Religion-Values-Society (RVS).

Since 2016 I have been publishing and creating the podcast Lektor Lomsdalens innfall that deals with different aspects of and perspectives on education and the norwegian school system.

Teaches in the following courses:

RELDI112: Didactics of Religion Education 2 (for Lower Secondary School) Integrated teacher education. Spring, 2022.

DIDAREL2: Didactics of the Study of Religion 2 (Lower Secondary School). Spring, 2022.

Peer-reviewed articles:

Lomsdalen, C. (2021). Fritak og religiøse spenninger i skolen. Prismet, 72 (2), p. 153–170. https://doi.org/10.5617/pri.8884.

Lomsdalen, C. (2021). Motstridende rettigheter i klasserommet og fordommer mot enkeltgrupper. In M. v. d. Lippe (Ed.), Fordommer i skolen. Gruppekonstruksjoner, utenforskap og inkludering. Universitetsforlaget. https://doi.org/10.18261/9788215037417-2021-12.

Articles:

Lomsdalen, C. (2017). SKAM i skolen. Prismet, 68 (1-2), p. 149–154. https://doi.org/10.5617/pri.4772.

Lomsdalen, C. (2022). Fritaksklagene jeg ikke fant. Norsk pedagogisk tidsskrift, 106 (1), p. 69-78. https://doi.org/10.18261/npt.106.1.7.

Master thesises:

Lomsdalen, C. (2019). Den besværlige fritaksretten. Om klagesaker og henvendelser gjort til fylkesmannsembetene knyttet til Opplæringsloven §2-3a [Master thesis, Universitetet i Bergen]. Bora. https://hdl.handle.net/1956/21167.

Lomsdalen, C. (2012). Gendered resistance(?): is gender significant in the “National Popular Resistance Front” of Honduras? [Master thesis, Universitetet i Tromsø]. Munin. https://hdl.handle.net/10037/4349.

Cristin

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Fritak og religiøse spenninger i skolen. Prismet. 153-170.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). Podkast. En kjapp innføring i opptak og redigering.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Fra enkeltstående dokumenter til en sammenheng.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Lydopptak og podkast som vurderingsform.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Lansering av: Ti uløste Problemer: KRLE og Religion og etikk, 2020-2030.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Hva skal vi med religion og livssyn i skolen?
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). Fritak på religiøst grunnlag i alle fag. Et praktisk perspektiv på fritaksrett i grunnskolen .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). The Icelandic and Norwegian schemes for exemptions based on religion or lifestance in basic education.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Fritaksretten i Opplæringsloven. En prosjektbeskrivelse.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Education about christianity as a controversial topic for christians.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Education about christianity as a controversial topic for christians.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The right to be exempted as religiously based otherness.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Religiøst mangfold som en didaktisk utfordring. En undersøkelse av praksis i skolen knyttet til fritaksretten i Opplæringsloven §2-3a.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Religiøst mangfold som en didaktisk utfordring. En undersøkelse av praksis i skolen knyttet til fritaksretten i Opplæringsloven §2-3a.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Religious diversity as a didactic challenge. A study of the practice of exemption in Norwegian basic education. .
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2019). Den besværlige fritaksretten. Om klagesaker og henvendelser gjort til fylkesmannsembetene knyttet til Opplæringsloven §2-3a.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Gendered resistance(?): is gender significant in the “National Popular Resistance Front” of Honduras?
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Vil du snakke om det, Bent Høie? Dagens medisin.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Hva mener de politiske partiene om seksuell folkehelse? Forskning.no.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2021). Motstridende rettigheter i klasserommet og fordommer mot enkeltgrupper. 18 pages.
Poster
  • Show author(s) (2021). What areas in school are challenged by religious diversity? An overview of complaints and inquiries about exemptions on religious grounds by parents in Norwegian basic education. Based on known religious affiliation.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2022). The requests for exemptions I did not find. Norsk pedagogisk tidsskrift. 69-78.
  • Show author(s) (2017). SKAM i skolen . Prismet. 149-153.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Research groups

The research group Educational Law

"Children's rights in schools and kindergartens follow both from international conventions to which Norway is bound, as well as from national laws and regulations. Children are today independent legal entities which, among other things, have the right to be heard and involved in decisions that concern themselves, and the best interests of the child should be a primary consideration in the final decision.

We are an interdisciplinary research group focusing on how children's rights are implemented in kindergarten and school."

The research group is led by Marianne K. Bahus and Camilla Herlofsen.

Web page: Utdanningsrett.no.

Research School Affiliation

The Research School Religion Values Society

"The goal of the Research School is to mobilize and enhance academic expertise in the field related to the interplay between religion, values and society, as well as forming long-lasting research networks in the field, and to promote cooperation between PhD students and senior researchers on relevant and appropriate subjects in the field."

"A wide pool of academic disciplines is relevant to the study of religion - values and society: Theology, religious studies, educational sciences, (social) pedagogics, missiology, sociology (of religion), political science, social anthropology, psychology (of religion) etc. The participating institutions in various ways engage in research and teaching of these academic disciplines. By focusing on the interplay between religion – values – society, the research school defines its area of interest by these phenomena and the mutual interaction, interplay and different possible connection they may have, and not from the scholarly disciplines represented in the partaking institutions. Thus, the research school contributes represents a new field of expertise and insight, which may also have an impact upon already existing academic disciplines and the way in which these disciplines are taught and studied at the participating institutions."

Web page: rvs.mf.no.

Research networks

Norwegian RE-research Forum

"NoReFo – wants to encourage and increase research in the field of religion, beliefs and education in Norway, and to promote national cooperation about RE research. It aims at initiating and arranging opportunities for sharing knowledge, experiences and results related to the research of the members through seminars and conferences with a focus on research, cooperation with national and international colleagues with a related research interest, and through facilitating publication of relevant research."

Nettside: NoReFo.no.

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