Anne-Grete Kaldahl, Ph.D.

Department of Information Science and Media Studies · University of Bergen, Norway — Researcher

Research Areas

  • Rhetorics
  • Strategic Communication

Ongoing Projects

Highlighted publications

Assessing oracy: Chasing the teachers’ unspoken oracy construct across disciplines in the landscape between policy and freedom.


Anne-Grete Kaldahl's main interests are oracy and rhetoric in school linked to democracy, citizenship, critical thinking, and life skills. Her research has examined what good quality oracy in school can be and how oracy is assessed from the perspective of students and teachers. She researches using several different methodological approaches: mixed methods and rhetorical analysis such as topoi analysis. Anne-Grete received her doctorate in educational science and rhetoric at OsloMet. She has been a teacher and has taught teachers in pre-and continuing education for several years at OsloMET. Daily, she is employed at the University of Bergen, Norway, at the Department of Information and Media Studies. She is a researcher on the project DEREKRIT (democracy, rhetoric, and critical thinking in schools) and is the coordinator of the speech competition "Seize the word!" (