Nordplus Adult
Bridging the theory-practice gap in teacher training is a project that offers cross-Nordic in-service training for teachers.


The project aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in teacher training by producing an online course on becoming a teacher-researcher, based on action research and design-based research methodologies. 

Teachers choose a daily challenge they find to be the most urgent to improve, and they will utilize the research methods as tools to address the challenge. Action research and design-based research ensure that the continuous development is done in a systematic and rigorous way, increasing the efficacy of interventions, leading to sustained local effects.

The final product of the project is presented in the form of an online course that introduces the methods of action research and design-based research, and introduces explicitly how to guide teachers to use these methods in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and this way improve in their profession and positively influence their working environment.


Otavia, Finland
Iida-Maria Peltomaa,
Aki Luostarinen,

University College Absalon, Denmark
Anne Kristine Petersen,
Peter Bukovica Gundersen,

Sudurnes Center for Education, Iceland
Særún Rósa Ástþórsdóttir,
Àslaug Bára Loftsdóttir,

Project Coordinator

Iida-Maria Peltomaa
+358 50 360 3773


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