Janice Mary Bland

Professor Faculty of Education and Arts
+47 75 51 77 53
Bodø, Hoved Campus 3405

About me

Janice Bland is Professor of English Education, Nord University, Norway. Janice has wide experience as teacher educator, and in the Department of English she is responsible for English language and literature teaching (Engelsk språk- og litteraturdidaktik). Janice is in addition Professor II at OsloMet University, Norway.

Her book publications include Children’s Literature and Learner Empowerment (2013), 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). Her forthcoming monograph is
Compelling Stories for English Language Learners – Creativity, Interculturality and Critical Literacy. More results at ResearchGate.

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 plenary speaker in Turkey, Germany, Greece, UAE, UK, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Finland