Sven Åke Bjørke is Assistant Professor at the University in Agder. He is educated as a natural science teacher, lawyer, jurist-linguist and e-pedagogue. He has previously worked as a teacher at secondary schools in Norway. He has also worked for several years as information manager at UNEP/GRID-Arendal, where one task was to popularise the information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and UNEP.
He has written or co-authored e-books like Together we can – Team and collaborative elarning online; The art of speaking to an audience; Study strategies and study techniques; How to write academic essays and The Greenhouse effect, Climate Change and the road to sustainability, in addition to several articles on online education. Awarded the TISIP prize for innovative E-pedagogy 2008
Sven Åke Bjørke has also worked as a consultant for the development of State of the Environment report for China and South Africa State of the Environment Report China 1997; | State of the Environment Report South Africa 1997 and for the Programme ‘Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (MESA)
In the early 1980s he worked as a Field Director in Kenya for the Norwegian Save the Children. Prior to that hw was a headmaster at a Kenyan secondary school through the Norwegian volunteer service. He has also worked for the Norwegian NGO ARC-aid as a board member for 20 years, and for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Kosovo at the end of the war in 2000.
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