Exploring the use of technology designed to support the supervision process in teacher training placements


  • Cato R. P. Bjørndal UiT Norges arktiske Universitet
  • Petter Mathisen Universitetet i Agder
  • Ann-Christine Wennergren Högskolan i Halmstad
  • Fredrik Thornberg Högskolan i Halmstad



Emneord (Nøkkelord):

supervision process, teaching placements, practicum, mentor teacher, student teacher, MOSO


The practicum supervision process in teacher education comprises various cyclic experiential learning activities (e.g. planning, observation and supervision conversation). Research has documented considerable challenges relating to this process, but also that digital technology can help.

In the study, a software program designed for practicum supervision (MOSO) is tested in three Scandinavian teacher education programmes in which groups of student teachers are supervised by a mentor teacher. Throughout this process, the participants continuously alternate between individual reflection, and analogue/digital collaborative reflection. The aim of the study is to contribute knowledge about the experiences of using this technology, and data was collected through qualitative survey and focus groups.

The software contributed to improving the quality of the practicum supervision process, for example by: safeguarding supervision on lesson planning; improving observations, feedback and recollection; and facilitating more reflective and collaborative student teachers. The study also identifies important challenges when using such technology.


Cato R. P. Bjørndal, UiT Norges arktiske Universitet

Cato Bjørndal (Dr.Polit.) er dosent i pedagogikk ved RESULT (Ressurssenter for læring og teknologi) ved UiT – Norges arktiske universitet. Hans forskningsvirksomhet har i mer enn to tiår hatt hovedfokus på kvalitet og kvalitetsutvikling i veiledning. Bjørndal har publisert en lang rekke relaterte bøker og artikler, nasjonalt og internasjonalt.

Petter Mathisen, Universitetet i Agder

Petter Mathisen er dosent i pedagogikk ved Universitetet i Agder. Hans faglige interesser knytter seg særlig til mentorskap og veiledning & teknologi i høyere utdanning. Mathisen har gitt ut flere bøker og publisert artikler nasjonalt og internasjonalt.

Ann-Christine Wennergren, Högskolan i Halmstad

Ann-Christine Wennergren är dosent i pedagogikk ved Högskolan i Halmstad. Hennes forskningsinteresse dreier seg om digitale redskaper for observasjon og veiledning, og andre redskaper for kollegial læring med skoleledere og lærere.

Fredrik Thornberg, Högskolan i Halmstad

Fredrik Thornberg fil.lic i pedagogisk arbeid vid Göteborgs Universitet/ Högskolan i Halmstad, men er pd. Virksomhetsleder i Ängelholm kommune. Hans forskningsinteresse dreier seg først og fremst om vurdering for lærere med formål om å utvikle undervisning og elevers læring, men også om digitale redskaper som redskap for observasjon og veiledning med lærerstudenter.


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Bjørndal, C. R. P., Mathisen, P., Wennergren, A.-C., & Thornberg, F. (2023). Exploring the use of technology designed to support the supervision process in teacher training placements. Nordisk Tidsskrift I Veiledningspedagogikk, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.15845/ntvp.v8i1.3745