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Anne Lien

Assistant Professor

J1016 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

I have an M.Sc. in biology from the University of Oslo and a postgraduate unit in Philosophy from the same university. Later I achieved a postgraduate teacher training certificate at the University of Agder. I was a teacher in High School from 2002-2014 and taught Biology, Science and Mathematics. I have been working at the Department of Natural Sciences since 2014. I teach Biology and Science didactics in the teacher education programme, and work on a PhD in science education.

Formal education:

2018: Started on a Ph.D. in Science education

2017: Introduction to Latin. The University of Agder

2005: Teacher training program (1 year). The University of Agder

2002: Philosophy. The University of Oslo.

2000: Cand.Scient. Plant Ecology. The University of Oslo




Academic interests

I have a broad interest in Biology and Science education, and my primary research interest is the history and philosophy of Biology in Science education, mainly related to teaching and learning about Biodiversity in the Teacher Education program.

Besides teaching I am writing my dissertation with the preliminary title: Exploring living nature – Modes of observation in history, teaching and learning. A phenomenological approach.


Selected publications

Lien, A (2022). Embodied modes of experience and ethical attention in observational practices. Poster presented at the 6th International Symposium on Phenomenological Research: “Realities – Phenomenological and Pedagogical Perspectives”. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. 

Lien, A. (2019). Modes of Observation. Historical cases for Science Teacher Education. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference "History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching". Re-introducing science: Sculpting the image of science for education and media in its historical and philosophical background, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Scientific publications

  • Lien, Anne (2022). Embodied modes of experience and ethical attention in observational practices..
  • Lien, Anne (2019). Modes of observation in biology. Historical cases for science teacher education..
  • Svingen-Austestad, Anna; Lipka Falck, Åsa; Enberg, Cecilia; Lien, Anne; Larsen, Jorunn; Fiskvatn, Kari (2019). MOBILE DIORAMA TOUR 2019.
  • Lipka Falck, Åsa; Enberg, Cecilia; Svingen-Austestad, Anna; Lien, Anne; Fiskvatn, Kari; Larsen, Jorunn (2019). LAB (Skala 1:1) – Hva er observasjon?.
  • Svingen-Austestad, Anna; Lien, Anne; Larsen, Jorunn; Fiskvatn, Kari; Lipka Falck, Åsa; Enberg, Cecilia; Vegusdal, Anne (2019). LAB (skala 1:1) – Hva er observasjon?.

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