Øystein Olav Skaar


Researcher , 10%


Department of Education



(Norwegian version)

Øystein Olav Skaar is an associate professor in pedagogy at the Faculty of education, Inland University. Skaar has a PhD in psychology from the University of Oslo (2019) and a master's degree in education from the University of Bergen (2013).

Academic interests

  • Methodology and research designs
  • Quality in higher education
  • Aha-experiences
  • The relationship between motivation, self-effficay and creativity
  • Social role theory
  • Digital Competence in Education


Skaar is a member of the research group Quality in higher education (Inn University), and is employed as a researcher with Digital Learning Communities (University of Bergen) and as an editorial assistant at Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy.

Ongoing project:


2020 – d.d.: Associate professor at Inn University

2020 – d.d.: Researcher at the University of Bergen

2019 – 2020: Assistant professor at Inn University

2014 – 2019: PhD research fellow in psychology at the University of Oslo

2013 – 2014: Research assistant at the University of Bergen

2013 – 2014: Assistant professor, teacher ed. programme at the University of Bergen

2011 – 2013: Master in Education from the University of Bergen

2010 – 2012: Preschool teacher in the municipality of Bergen

2007 – 2010: Bachelor in Preschool Education from Bergen University College

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