Thomas Moser

Thomas Moser, Professor, Dr.

Prof. Thomas MOSER is affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Early Childhood Education and Professional Development. His research interests include Early childhood education: Quality and effects of ECEC-service; Physical environment in ECEC-institutions; Curriculum research in ECEC; Endangered children and competency development; Body and learning; Psychomotor learning and development; Health – and psychosocial outcomes of physical activity; Didactical issues in physical education; Adapted physical activity. Moser is Principal Investigator in the FP7 project CARE, where he leads the nine-country survey study among parents, professionals and policy representatives into values, beliefs and experiences regarding ECEC.

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University College of Southeast Norway
Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Educational Science


Leseman, P., Moser, T. & Melhuish, E. (Eds.) (2017). Final integrative report with revised quality framework and indicators for quality of ECEC and child well-b eing, and policy recommendations. CARE project - Deliverable 6.4; Report to the European Commission, 28.2.2017.

Reikerås, E.K., Moser, T. & Tønnessen, F.E. (2017, published online: 24 Jul 2015). Mathematical skills and motor life skills in toddlers: do differences in mathematical skills reflect differences in motor skills? European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 25(1), 72-88.

Zachrisson, H. D., Dearing, E., Blömeke, S. & Moser, T. (2017). What levels the playing field for socioeconomically disadvantaged children in the Norwegian ECEC model? In H.-P. Blossfeld, N. Kulic, J. Skopek, and M. Triventi (Eds.), Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality: An international perspective (pp. 305–322). Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Moser, T., & Reikerås, E. K. L. (2016; online: April 2014). Motor-life-skills of toddlers – a comparative
study of Norwegian and British boys and girls applying the Early Years Movement Skills Checklist. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 24(1), 115-135. doi: http://dx.doi.org10.1080/1350293X.2014.895560

Broekhuizen, M., Leseman, P., Moser, T. & van Trijp, K. (2015). CARE-Curriculum Quality Analysis and Impact Review of European ECEC. Deliverable 6.2: Stakeholders Study. Values, beliefs and concerns of parents, staff and policy representatives regarding ECEC services in nine European countries. First report on parents. Report to the European Commission, 30.6.2015.