Employee photo: Janice Mary Bland

Janice Mary Bland

Fakultet for lærerutdanning og kunst- og kulturfag
Study location
Bodø, Hoved Campus 3405
Areas of expertise
Drama Methodology, Ecopedagogy, ELT Teacher Education, Global Issues, Intercultural Learning, Litteraturdidaktikk, Visual and Critical Literacy in ELT

Janice is a teacher educator and researches English language and literature teaching (Engelsk språk- og litteraturdidaktik). She has published five books, including the edited volumes Teaching English to Young Learners – Critical Issues in Language Teaching with 3-12 Year Olds (2015) and Using Literature in English Language Education: Challenging Reading for 8-18 Year Olds (2018) as well as the monograph Compelling Stories for English Language Learners: Creativity, Interculturality and Critical Literacy (2022). Janice is editor-in-chief of Children's Literature in English Language Education (CLELEjournal), a diamond open-access journal. She leads the Nord Research Group for Children's Literature in ELT, and has been invited as plenary speaker in Turkey, Germany, Greece, UAE, UK, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Finland and Thailand. Janice is the leader of the ELLiL project: English Language and Literature – In-Depth Learning, and is currently preparing the international conference Reading for in-depth English learning – Texts in and beyond the classroom (RidEL 2024). Janice is in addition Professor II at OsloMet University, Norway.

Recommended Reads: Children in Zones of Conflict 2024, Children's Literature in English Language Education (CLELEjournal ): Volum 12 Lowery, Alyssa Christine Magee; Bland, Janice Mary; Minslow, Sarah; Verma, Bakhti; Pathan, Wafa