Dr. Kristin Endresen is an associate professor at the Institute of Pedagogy, University of Agder (UIA). She holds a BA in Development Studies (University of East Anglia (UEA)), an MA in Community Development and Adult Education (University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)) and a PhD in Adult and Higher Education (UKZN). Her core fields of expertise includes development theory, adult education pedagogy, learning theory, non-formal education, informal learning, critical thinking and education for democracy. She has tutored and lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is currently a lecturer at the University of Agder. She has worked as an eductor at a Norwegian adult education institute and has given advice to Kompetanse Norge. Dr Endresen has been a course facilitator to Fylkesmannen in Norway.