Study One Well Under Way

Study one is well under way headed by Prof. Eyvind Elstad (University of Oslo) with the support of Lars Vavik, Gavriel Salomon and Thomas Arnesen. Several focus group interviews have been carried out by Arnesen and the construction of a student survey was initiated by the leadership troika on a three-day workshop in Bergen 2.-4.September. Vavik has accepted an invitation by the Finnish Teacher Association to present the project in Helsinki mid-November, by which time the survey should be ready for piloting. In return, the association will help out with the process of piloting and distributing the survey in Finland.

The Norwegian Research Council grants $2 million to L21

We are happy to announce that the project, L21, is up and running after receiving a generous grant from the Norwegian Research Council. L21 was among the 7 of 56 projects granted money. Prof.Vavik will hold the keynote at the Nordic Teacher Education Conference in Kalmar Sweden on the 7.May presenting the project’s rationale.

Learning in the 21st century

This blog is dedicated to the dissemination and elaboration of results from the research program Learning in the 21st century headed by Stord/Haugesund University College in cooperation with the University of Oslo and Tromsø, and directed by an international Steering Committe consisting of distinguished scholars. Future posts will address a range of topics primarily related to; a) different ways of conceptualizing the role and function of digital media (and students’ associated knowledge, skills and habits) in education; b) the development of criteria for exemplary interaction between education and out-of-school learning; c) comparative analyses of high vs low achieving educational cultures in terms of students and teachers’ perceptions of the relationship between education and out-of-school learning; d) theoretical perspectives on similarities and differences between education and out-of-school learning; and e) philosophical foundations for Learning in the 21st century. Comments and posts by the readers of the blog are encouraged, as you thereby contribute to keeping the constantly evolving process of learning alive, and add depth and relevance to a research project which aims to make a difference.