Research in Pedagogical Entrepreneurship (RiPE)

RiPE is part of the research program Arts, Creativity and Cultural Practices, and emphasizes research on pedagogical entrepreneurship related to teacher education.

The research group is concerned with the future school, and aims to contribute to research on the use of entrepreneurial approaches in school subjects and the implementation of educational entrepreneurship as a learning strategy in teacher education and school. Through research and publishing, the group has established itself in the network of research environments for educational entrepreneurship in the Nordic countries.
The research group also works with development work, teaching and course activities related to pedagogical entrepreneurship and participative learning.

Research on entrepreneurial approaches in school subjects

The research group focuses on research projects, development projects, and publications, and it is a goal to contribute to research on use of entrepreneurial approaches in school subjects, and implementation of pedagogical entrepreneurship as a learning strategy in teacher education and in schools. Due to this the group has for several years worked on projects and publications related to development of an entrepreneurial didactics for work in school.

The research group has a broad specter of interests related to its intention of influencing both schools and learning for the future, and sees this both in relation to subjects in school and teacher education, and to teacher education in general. The group works broadly with the Norwegian curriculum, with research and development work related to didactic tools for the present and future school. Examples are programming in mathematics in primary school, use of Escape Room as a didactic tool for teaching and learning, and the concept participative learning.

Coopertaive partners 

Nationally, the group has had RD-cooparation  with The Eastern Norway Research Institute and KS Education.

Internationally, we collaborate with the research network CIE (Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship), with researchers from Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway, and with European environments that work with play, creativity and entrepreneurship in school.

RiPE has also collaborates with the international network Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.

Collaboration Partners

  • Practice schools linked to the teacher education programs at Campus Sogndal
  • Junior Achievement Sogn og Fjordane
  • Municipalities and regions
  • Eastern Norway Research Institute
  • KS Education
  • The Nordic research network CIE (Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship)
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Education international network.



  • An anthology on Participative learning (Will be published in 2023).
  • Investigation and exploration of Escape Room as a didactic tool to use to operationalize the general part of the new curriculum for the Norwegian school K1-K13 (LK20), and the curriculum in mathematics.
  • Investigation regarding the possibility for a project application related to play, creativity, participative learning and pedagogical entrepreneurship in teacher education, together with international application partners.


Haara, F. O. (2022). Mathematical modelling in upper primary school: finding relevance and value for others outside school. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 10(4), 555-569. Open Access URL:

Holo, O-E., Kveim, E. N., Lysne, M. S., Taraldsen, L. H., & Haara, F. O. (2022). A review of research on teaching of computer programming in primary school mathematics: Moving towards sustainable classroom action. Education Inquiry. Open Access URL:

Taraldsen, L. H., Haara, F. O., Lysne, M. S., Jensen, P. R. & Jenssen, E. S. (2020). A review on use of escape rooms in education – touching the void. Education Inquiry, 13(2), 169 – 184. Open Access:

Jenssen, E. S., Sagar, H., Agger, A. & Haara, F. O. (Red.) (2020). Læring for fremtiden. En entreprenøriell didaktikk for arbeid i skolen. Oslo: Kommuneforlaget.

Jenssen, E. S. & Haara, F. O. (2019). Teaching for Entrepreneurial Learning. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 7(8), 1744 – 1755.

Haara, F. O. & Jenssen, E. S. (2019). The Influence of Pedagogical Entrepreneurship in Teacher Education. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Haara, Frode Olav (2018): Pedagogical Entrepreneurship in School Mathematics: An Approach for Students’ Development of Mathematical Literacy. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

Jenssen, Eirik S.; Haara, Frode Olav; Kårstein, Asbjørn (2018): Læring gjennom pedagogisk entreprenørskap.

Husabø, Eivind Standal (2017): Den entreprenørskapsorienterte skuleleiaren.

Haara, Frode Olav; Jenssen, Eirik S. (2016): Pedagogical entrepreneurship in teacher education – what and why? Tímarit um uppeldi og menntun.

Haara, Frode Olav; Jenssen, Eirik S.; Fossøy, Ingrid; Ødegård, Inger Karin Røe (2016): The ambiguity of pedagogical entrepreneurship - the state of the art and its challenges. Education Inquiry.

Read more about the research group in Cristin

This research group is part of the research program Art, Creativities and Cultural Practices.

Head of research group

bilde av Frode Olav Haara

Frode Olav Haara

Associate Professor

Eskil Nore Kveim

Solveig Bang