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Sissil Lea Heggernes

Sissil Lea Heggernes


Sissil Lea Heggernes is currently an associate professor at Oslo Metropolitan University, where she teaches children's and young adult literature, culture and English language subject pedagogy. She has published work on intercultural learning through picturebooks and the role of intercultural communicative competence in the Norwegian English language curriculum. Sissil has worked many years in primary and secondary schools. Her research interests include the role of literature and culture in language learning, reading, dialogic learning, critical thinking and language teachers’ professional development.

Research projects

Scientific publications

Holmarsdottir, Halla Bjørk ; Baily, Supriya; Skårås, Merethe ; Ramos, Kathy; Ege, April Maute; Heggernes, Sissil Lea ; Carsillo, Tami (2023). Exploring the Power of Internationalization in Teacher Education. Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE). Vol. 7.

Heggernes, Sissil Lea (2023). "Who's that man?" - Stirring teenagers' curiosity through Peter Sís's The Wall. Alter, Grit; Merse, Thorsten (Ed.). Re-thinking Picturebooks for Intermediate and Advanced Learners: Perspectives for Secondary English Language Education. p. 203-224. Narr Francke Attempto Verlag.

Heggernes, Sissil Lea (2023). Enacting democracy with refugee voices through a picturebook in English language teaching. Øien, Ola Buan; Heggernes, Sissil Lea; Karlsen, Anne Mette Færøyvik (Ed.). Flerstemmige perspektiver i norsk utdanningsforskning. Spenninger og muligheter. p. 11-32. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Øien, Ola Buan; Heggernes, Sissil Lea ; Karlsen, Anne Mette Færøyvik (2023). Flerstemmige perspektiver i norsk utdanningsforskning. Spenninger og muligheter. ISBN: 978-82-02-81798-5. 229 p. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Tørnby, Hilde ; Heggernes, Sissil Lea ; Andersson-Bakken, Emilia ; Svanes, Ingvill Krogstad (2023). Hats off to critical thinking: Anexcursion into Jon Klassen’s hat trilogy. 8 p. Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift. Vol. 14.

Andersson-Bakken, Emilia ; Heggernes, Sissil Lea ; Svanes, Ingvill Krogstad ; Tørnby, Hilde (2022). “Men da blir det urettferdig for dem som ikke får!” Bildebøker som utgangspunkt for kritisk tenkning på barnetrinnet. 23 p. Acta Didactica Norden (ADNO). Vol. 16.

Heggernes, Sissil Lea (2022). Intercultural English teaching in Norway for the 21st century. Dypedahl, Magne (Ed.). Moving English language teaching forward : Festschrift in honor of Ragnhild Elisabeth Lund. p. 141-164. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Heggernes, Sissil Lea (2021). Intercultural learning through Peter Sís’ The Wall: Teenagers reading a challenging picturebook. Ommundsen, Åse Marie; Haaland, Gunnar; Kümmerling-Meibauer, Bettina (Ed.). Exploring Challenging Picturebooks in Education: International Perspectives on Language and Literature Learning. p. 163-182. Routledge.

Heggernes, Sissil Lea (2021). A critical review of the role of texts in fostering intercultural communicative competence in the English language classroom. Educational Research Review. Vol. 33.

Heggernes, Sissil Lea (2019). Opening a Dialogic Space: Intercultural Learning through Picturebooks. Children's Literature in English Language Education (CLELEjournal ). Vol. 7.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete