Frode Restad has a background in pedagogy and a doctorate in children and young people's competence development. Restad has broad experience working with development of school- and learning environment in Norway, including in depth research on the development of the Norwegian national curriculum (LK20) and how this has been understood and implemented by teachers and leaders in schools. Restad's research interests include teaching and curriculum making, social and emotional learning, community building, bullying and exclusion in kindergartens and schools. He specializes in qualitative methods with emphasis on interviews, observation, and document analysis, and on children and young people's participation in research. Restad has extensive experience as a project- and process manager and as a senior adviser at the Norwegian Directorate of Education and Training working with national schemes and policy for competence development, and the Government's Partnership Against Bullying.
Fields of study
Publications and research
Exploring the problems and potential of curriculum-making for social learning: Implications for policy and practice.
Restad, Frode; Mølstad, Christina Elde
Social and emotional skills in curriculum reform: a red line for measurability?.
Journal of Curriculum Studies.
Is there a hole in the whole-school approach? A critical review of curriculum understanding in bullying research.
Nordic Studies in Education.
Revisioning the Fifth Element. Can critical realism reconcile competence and Bildung for a more sustainable twenty-first-century education?.
Journal of Critical Realism.
Restad, Frode; Sandsmark, Jorun (2021). Mobbeforebygging i et fellesskapsperspektiv. Nye stemmer i praksis. ISBN: 9788244623377. 206 p. Kommuneforlaget AS.
Restad, Frode; Fritze, Yvonne; Mølstad, Christina Elde; Eriksen, Ingunn Marie (2021). Curriculum Making for Social Learning. Exploring Policy and Practice in Norwegian Lower Secondary Education. 221 p. Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Lyng, Selma Therese; Restad, Frode (2023). INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION FOR IMPROVED RELATIONS AND SCHOOL CLIMATE IN THE GROM-PROJECT - TENSIONS AND EPISTEMIC EMERGENCE. Åsgårdstrandseminaret. Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, USN.
Restad, Frode; Lyng, Selma Therese (2021). Veien videre: utfordringer og muligheter for fellesskapende didaktikk. Restad, Frode; Sandsmark, Jorun (Ed.). Mobbeforebygging i et fellesskapsperspektiv. Nye stemmer i praksis. . Kommuneforlaget AS.
Restad, Frode; Lyng, Selma Therese (2021). Fellesskapende didaktikk - fra Danmark til Norge, og tilbake igjen?. Restad, Frode; Sandsmark, Jorun (Ed.). Mobbeforebygging i et fellesskapsperspektiv. Nye stemmer i praksis. . Kommuneforlaget AS.
Restad, Frode; Sandsmark, Jorun (2021). Innledning. Restad, Frode; Sandsmark, Jorun (Ed.). Mobbeforebygging i et fellesskapsperspektiv. Nye stemmer i praksis. . Kommuneforlaget AS.