PhD candidate (former Assistant Professor) Arnfinn Gilberg works at Oslo Metropolitan University at the Department of Vocational Teacher Education. He has experience from online and campus-based vocational teacher education. He teaches the professional subject, the vocational subject and has subject responsibility at the Department of Vocational Teacher Education at OsloMet. He has a background in the automotive industry with a trade- and masters certificate in the automotive light vehicle trade and a trade certificate in the spare parts trade. Furthermore, he has a higher technical vocational school with specialization in workshop management, vocational teacher training and a masters degree in vocational pedagogy. He has long experience as a vocational teacher in upper secondary school. He has a high level of expertise in the use of mini-companies in upper secondary vocational education. Of professional interest, he is concerned with digital skills such as coding and robotics and zero-emission vehicles, as well as adults learning, at-risk youth and early school leaving. He likes to take on external assignments within his area of expertise, and has recently contributed to network gatherings at the Oslo School, professional posts commissioned by HKDIR the Norwegian Prison and Probation Service and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - NRK. He is subject manager for Technology and industry subjects at Great Norwegian Encyclopedia and a member of the examination board for the spare parts trade in Akershus.
During the PhD period, he works on the project From unskilled to skilled worker - adults who get a trade certificate through the practice candidate scheme. Through interviews with several informants who use or have recently used the practice candidate scheme to obtain trade certificates as cleaning operators, professional drivers and healthcare workers, this PhD project aims to acquire new knowledge about how adults who have not previously completed upper secondary school learn in the workplace through formal and informal learning.
Publications and research
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2023). Yrkesfag: Innspill til workshop. Workshop om "Yrkesstolthet". NRK, Utviklingsavdelingen.
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2023). From unskilled to skilled worker - adults who gets a trade certificate through the practice candidate scheme. A PhD project. Nordyrk 2023. Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2023). "Ingen kan lære noen noe!" Om læring, refleksjon, logg og gruppearbeid. Fagdag om læring. Kriminalomsorgens høgskole og utdanningssenter KRUS.
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2022). Samme læreplanmål for elevene, samme mål for oss på tvers i Oslo. Nettverkssamling. TEK nettverket i Oslo.
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2022). «Du lærer mer selv da hvis du gjør tingen selv» Ungdomsbedrift som redskap for en opplevd relevant skolehverdag. NordYrk 2022. Linköpings universitet.
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2022). Managing change and innovating education. A school example from Stovner upper secondary school regarding electric cars. Ensuring Labor Market Relevance in Vocational Education. Direktoratet for høyere utdanning og kompetanse.
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2022). Ungdomsbedrift på TEK - muligheter på våre premisser. Avdelingsmøte TEK. TEK Kuben vgs.
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2022). Fagdag TEK nettverket i Oslo 23.03.2022 Vurdering som fungerer for våre klasser i år. Fagdag.
Gilberg, Arnfinn (2019). Ungdomsbedrift på vg2 Kjøretøy. Nettverkssamling TIP nettverket i Akershus. Ås videregående skole.