Kari Smith’s (Professor, Ph.D.) main research interests are teacher education, professional development, mentoring novice teachers and assessment for and of learning.
She worked as a school teacher for 18 years, before she became a teacher educator. She has acted as the Head of Teacher Education at the University of Bergen, where she is the founder and Head of the research group; Professionalism in Teaching. Currently Prof. Smith is the Head of the Norwegian National Research School in Teacher Education (NAFOL) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is active in the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), previously as the Coordinator for the Assessment and Evaluation SIG (1) and currently as the Coordinator for Teaching and Teacher Education SIG 11.
Prof. Smith has published numerous articles, book chapters and books. She has given invited talks in Australia, New Zealand, China, USA, Dubai, Korea, Singapore, South America, Europe, Israel and Norway.