Professor

Marianne Presthus Heggen

Field of work

Marianne Presthus Heggen has a background in ecology. She teaches early childhood teacher education, on topics in natural sciences, outdoor learning, environmental issues and education for sustainability. Her research foci are on education for sustainability and environmental education in early childhood, with particular interest on children’s reflections and contributions within these. She leads the work package “Being and becoming eco-citizens” at KINDknow - Kindergarten Knowledge Centre for Systemic Research on Diversity and Sustainable Futures. She has several articles from early childhood education, and tries to hold her research close to the children.

 

Courses taught
  • SDI301 Sustainable Development by Involvement
  • NHR101 Nature, health and movement
  • UTE801 Didaktiske praksiser ute for skaperglede, engasjement og utforskertrang
  • UTE802 Profesjonsfellesskapet for praktisk og estetisk virksomhet i skolen
  • MBA515 Metodefordypning og prosjektplan for masteroppgaven

Research areas
  • Education for sustainability
  • Environmental education
  • Children's wonder and curiosity
Research groups

Selected publications

  • The Paradox of Wild Pedagogies: Loss and Hope Next to a Norwegian Glacier

    Beavington, Lee, Beeman, Chris, Blenkinsop, Sean, Heggen, Marianne Presthus, Kazi, Erika (2022)
  • Bekkalokk og kråkehotell - utforskning og lek på tur

    Gjerde, Bente, Heggen, Marianne Presthus, Knudsen, Sissel, Stendalen, Sidsel, Wergedahl, Hege (2022)
  • Where the children are

    Heggen, Marianne Presthus, Jickling, Bob, Morse, Marcus, Blenkinsop, Sean (2022)
  • Friluftsliv and Wild Pedagogies: Building Pedagogies for Early Choldhood Education in a Time of Environmental Uncertainty

    Jørgensen-Vittersø, Kari Anne, Blenkinsop, Sean, Heggen, Marianne Presthus, Neegaard, Henrik (2022)
  • Global citizenship and the sustainable development goals

    Sageidet, Barbara Maria, Heggen, Marianne Presthus (2021)