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Associate Professor
Deborah Lynn Sorton Larssen { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Deborah Lynn Sorton Larssen", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51831551", "email": "deborah.larssen@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Department Department of Education and Sports Science
Room HG R-310

Research fields

Selected publications

Research in progress

Work experience

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Cajkler, Wasyl; Mosvold, Reidar; Bjuland, Raymond; Helgevold, Nina; Fauskanger, Janne; Wood, Phil; Baldry, Fay; Jakobsen, Arne; Bugge, Hans Erik; Næsheim-Bjørkvik, Gro; Norton, Julie E. (2018). A literature review of lesson study in initial teacher education: perspectives about learning and observation. International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies. ISSN 2046-8253. Volume 7. Booklet 1. p. 8-22. DOI: 10.1108/IJLLS-06-2017-0030.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Drew, Ion Patrick Francis (2018). Using lesson study as a developmental tool in initial teacher education with English as a foreign language student teachers. In: Teaching Languages and Cultures: Developing Competencies, Re-thinking Practices. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5275-0893-4. p. 3-17.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Drew, Ion Patrick Francis (2016). Student teacher reflections on the experiences of undertaking an EFL Lesson Study project in initial teacher education. In: Lesson study i en nordisk kontekst. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISBN 9788205490888. p. 214-229.
  • Larssen, Deborah; Drew, Ion (2015). The influence of a Lesson Study cycle on a 2nd grade EFL picture book-based teaching practice lesson in Norway.. Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology. ISSN 1894-2245. Volume 3. Booklet 2. p. 92-105.
  • Larssen, Deborah; Drew, Ion (2014). Student teachers’ reflections on teaching English during a practice cycle. In: FoU i praksis 2013. Artikkelsamling fra konferanse om praksisrettet FoU i lærerutdanning. Akademika forlag. ISBN 978-82-321-04215. p. 161-169.
  • Larssen, Deborah; Høie, Harald (2012). Supporting and encouraging the implementation and use of the European Language Portfolio (ELP) in Norwegian classrooms. In: The young language learner : research-based insights into teaching and learning. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 978-82-450-1197-5. p. 23-36.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton (2010). The effects of using the European language portfolio : learning strategy awareness and use in young english learners. In: FoU i Praksis 2009. Rapport fra konferanse om praksisrettet FoU i lærerutdanning. Levanger, 23. og 24. april 2009. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN 978-82-519-2565-5. p. 119-128.
  • Næsheim-Bjørkvik, Gro; Helgevold, Nina; Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton (2018). Symposium: LS to improve student-teachers’ development as professional teachers in a European context. Our Research: Lesson study placement partnerships in teacher education – PAWLS (Practice abroad with LS). World Assosiation of Lesson Study; 2018-11-23 - 2018-11-26.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Drew, Ion Patrick Francis (2017). The researching student teacher: How can we support and assess their work using Lesson Study as a foundation.. University of Southern Denmark; 2017-05-29 - 2017-05-31.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Savic, Milica (2017). Using classroom inquiry to improve student teachers’ understanding of pupil learning: Assessment challenges?. Association for Teacher Education in Europe; 2017-10-23 - 2017-10-25.
  • Næsheim-Bjørkvik, Gro; Helgevold, Nina; Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton (2017). Scaffolding student teachers learning processes in Lesson Study through recorded summaries.. World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS); 2017-11-24 - 2017-11-28.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Cajkler, Wasyl; Wood, Philip; Helgevold, Nina; Elliot, John; Fauskanger, Janne; Bugge, Hans Erik; Mosvold, Reidar; Bjuland, Raymond; Næsheim-Bjørkvik, Gro; Jakobsen, Arne (2016). Lesson study and initial teacher education(ITE): understanding learning and meaningful observation to guide beginning teachers. University of Exeter; 2016-09-03 - 2016-09-05.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Drew, Ion Patrick Francis (2016). Lesson Study as a supporting tool in EFL teacher education. Iniversity of Nis; 2016-11-11 - 2016-11-12.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Drew, Ion Patrick Francis (2016). The influence of Lesson study on Readers theatre in pre-service EFL teacher education. University of Agder; 2016-06-02 - 2016-06-03.
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton; Helgevold, Nina; Næsheim-Bjørkvik, Gro; Bjuland, Raymond; Mosvold, Reidar; Fauskanger, Janne; Østrem, Sissel; Drew, Ion Patrick Francis (2016). TasS Project (teachers as students): Lesson study in Initial Teacher education in Norway, a time-lagged experiment from field practice. University of Oslo; 2016-06-06 - 2016-06-08.
  • Larssen, Deborah; Cajkler, Wasyl (2015). Lesson Study within Initial Teacher Education – towards a European paradigm?. University of Glasgow;
  • Larssen, Deborah; drew, ion (2015). ‘Lesson study’ as a research and development tool in teacher education - giving students a voice in the Lesson Study process. University of Helsinki; 2015-05-27 - 2015-05-29.
  • Bjuland, Raymond; Helgevold, Nina; Østrem, Sissel; Juhler, Martin Vogt; Larssen, Deborah (2014). Results from the TasS project. IGIS, Universitetet i Stavanger; 2014-09-16.
  • Drew, Ion; Larssen, Deborah (2014). Changing policies in the selection of mentors for teaching practice in English at the University of Stavanger. University of Nis; 2014-11-15.
  • Drew, Ion; Larssen, Deborah (2014). Lesson Study and the Teachers as Students (TasS) project. Young Language Learner Research Group; 2014-12-08 - 2014-12-09.
  • Drew, Ion; Larssen, Deborah (2014). Readers Theatre Workshop. University of Umeå; 2014-06-12 - 2014-06-14.
  • Drew, Ion; Larssen, Deborah (2014). The effects of using a picture book with Norwegian 2nd grade EFL learners in a lesson study context. University of Umeå; 2014-06-12 - 2014-06-14.
  • Larssen, Deborah (2014). The role that ‘Lesson study’ can play in the development of student teacher focus on pupil learning and educational outcomes whilst in teaching practice. Association for teacher education in Europe; 2014-08-25 - 2014-08-27.
  • Charboneau, Rebecca Anne; Larssen, Deborah (2013). Student teachers of English as a foreign language: The balance between the development of general pedagogical knowledge to pedagogical content knowledge and pupils’ learning. University of Gothenburg; 2013-09-06 - 2013-09-09.
  • Larssen, Deborah; Charboneau, Rebecca Anne; Drew, Ion (2013). What is the subject ‘English’ as represented in dialogues between student teachers and their teaching practice mentors?. NTNU; 2013-05-29 - 2013-05-31.
  • Larssen, Deborah; Drew, Ion (2013). Student teachers’ developing knowledge of teaching English during a practice cycle. Høgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag!; 2013-04-22 - 2013-04-23.
  • Larssen, Deborah (2012). Assessment of Young learner literacy linked to CEFR for languages. the Association of English teachers in Iceland; 2012-06-07 - 2012-06-09.
  • Larssen, Deborah (2012). Assessment of young learner literacy linked to the CEFR. TESOL Greece; 2012-02-17 - 2012-02-18.
  • Larssen, Deborah (2012). How do you believe languages are best learned? Change or status quo. University of Agder; 2012-09-20 - 2012-09-21.
  • Larssen, Deborah (2012). Introducing the language portfolio: a personal and public journey. Fremmedspråksenteret; 2012-06-25 - 2012-06-26.
  • Larssen, Deborah (2012). Young language learners: back to basics and storytelling. Varhaug skole;
  • Larssen, Deborah Lynn Sorton (2009). An Action research study: What are the effects of using the European language portfolio on the learning strategy awareness and use in young English learners aged 12 -13 years old in Norway?. 2009-04-23 - 2009-04-24.