NOFA8 – The 8th Nordic Conference on Subject Education

May 18- 20, 2021 in Bergen

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Due to the current Corona pandemic, the committee of Nofa8 has decided to  put the whole conference on a  digital plattform.

Creativity, Literacy and Critical Thinking in Subject Education: Issues and Trends for the 21st Century

On behalf of the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and the University of Bergen, the organizing committee has the pleasure to invite you to discuss the main theme from various curriculum subjects and angles. We also welcome other topics and research interests.

The conference theme is intended to encourage an exploration of three aspects related to all curriculum subjects in education: creativity, literacy and critical thinking. These aspects are rooted in major educational, cultural, and political discourses, and they affect all curriculum subjects in the 21st century. How are subject matter content, teaching approaches and learning processes shaped by different contexts? How are these issues best studied, analyzed and described? Additionally, how do we meet the challenges of creativity, literacy and critical thinking as central aspects of teaching and learning in schools and for all levels of subject education? And what is the impact for the society at large? These are but some of the questions that might be explored.

The conference will bring together senior and junior academics, PhD students and teacher educators, to present and discuss research on subject education and teaching. We welcome disciplinary and interdisciplinary contributions from participants from within and outside the Nordic countries. The working language of the conference will be English, but in the paper sessions we welcome presentations in any of the Scandinavian languages.

Register here!


Conference fee, terms and conditions

Conference fee

Participant: 1200 NOK
Presenter: 1200 NOK
Master Students: free

Terms and conditions

1 April 2021: Presenting authors are required to register. At that time, your presentation will be dropped from the program if you are not yet registrered. We encourage you therefore to register as soon as the abstract is approved.

Until 20 March 2021: reimbursement minus 250 NOK in administrative fees.
After 20 march 2021: No refund, but it will be possible for you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend the conference yourself. Please note that we can only accept one person/substitute per conference participation/conference fee.

Important dates

1 June 2020: Call for abstracts 
10 January 2021: Deadline for abstract submission
15 February 2021: Notification of acceptance
February 2021: Conference registration opens
1 April 2021: Registration deadline for presenters
18 April 2021: Abstract book published on conference web page
21 April 2021: Parallel Session programme published on the web page
4 May 2021:
 Registration deadline for regular and  student participants

Publication in Acta Didactica

NOFA8 is coorporating with the academic journal Acta Didactica Norden about a theme number in relation to the conference theme.

See invitation to contribute here!

Do you have any questions regarding the invitation please contact editorial member Kjetil Børhaug (University of Bergen), 

There will also be opportunity to contribute to another theme issue about Social studies in Acta Didactica Norden

Se invitation to contribute in theme number on "Social Studies"!

Do you have any questions regarding the invitation please contact editor