Field of work

Doing research on teacher education & teacher develoment; transition from kindergarten to primary school; Curriculum;  education policy; sustainability especially ECEfS; international and comparative education. 

Teaching courses on children's development, play and learning; leadership

Involving in China Project (collaboration between HVL and Beijing Institute of Education, Beijing Normal University as well as East China Normal University

Courses taught
  • MBA 514 Participation in research group within ECE
  • Comparative and Intercultural Pedagogy (KIP)
Research areas
  • Sustainability especially ECEfS
  • comparative and international education
  • Teacher Education & Teacher Development
  • Transition
  • Education Policy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum and Assessment
Research groups


  • How to Prepare for the Transition from Preschool to School: From Policies to Practices in Norway

  • “I’ll take it with me all my life”: A case study of student teachers’ professional identity development

    Akslen, Åse Nylenna, Ohm, Modgun, Hu, Aihua (2023)
  • Traces of sustainability in food practices in a Norwegian kindergarten

    Ciren, Baizhen, Hu, Aihua, Aadland, Eli Kristin, Wergedahl, Hege (2023)
  • Making visible the invisible in the ECTE:Who is and what does the teacher educator in Early Childhood Teacher Education?

    Eilifsen, Margareth, Hu, Aihua, Grindheim, Liv Torunn (2023)
  • Institutional conditions for exploration: Chinese kindergarten teachers’ perspectives and practices

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