- Ph.D., Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena (2009-2012)
- Professor II, OsloMet (2022-)
- Professor, Nord University (2017-)
- Deputy Full Professor, University of Münster (2015-2017)
- Substitute Professor, Vechta University (2013-2014)
- Full-time Senior Lecturer, Paderborn University (2012-2013)
- Full-time Lecturer, Hildesheim University (2007-2012)
- Stipendiary Lectureship, University of Duisburg-Essen (2000-2007)
Areas of Interest
Teacher Education; Children’s Literature; Young Adult Fiction; Interculturality; Creative Writing; Deep Reading; Global Issues; Critical Literacy; Visual Literacy; Drama Methodology
Janice Bland (Dr phil., University of Jena, 2012) is Professor of English Education at Nord University, Norway, where she prepares student teachers for the teaching of English language and literature at primary and secondary school. In addition, Janice is Professor II at OsloMet. Her research interests are concerned with promoting creativity and criticality in English language education. In teacher education she specializes in children’s literature from picturebooks to young adult fiction, creative writing, visual literacy, information literacy and global issues, intercultural learning as well as scripted and unscripted drama.
Professor Bland is editor-in-chief of the diamond open access journal Children’s Literature in English Language Education (CLELE). She has authored two monographs and three edited volumes. Her latest book is Compelling Stories for English Language Learners — Creativity, Interculturality and Critical Literacy (forthcoming 2022 with Bloomsbury Academic).
Professor Bland leads the project English Language and Literature – In-depth Learning (ELLiL), which pioneers a new model for teaching practice, promoting the agency and creativity of student teachers in English teaching and learning through literature. She also leads the Nord Research Group for Children’s Literature in ELT (CLELT).
Professor Bland has been plenary speaker in Turkey, Germany, Greece, UAE, UK, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Japan.