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Nordic seminar on the skills of tomorrow

03.10.2019

Representatives of two NordForsk-funded research projects participated recently in a major seminar in Copenhagen targeted towards future skills. The seminar provided input to the Nordic Council of Ministers on the challenges that leaders in Nordic education need to focus on to develop the competencies required in the Nordic countries of tomorrow.

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New report focuses on justice and values education in the Nordic educational systems

29.05.2018

The Education for Tomorrow programme was launched by NordForsk in 2013. This report summarises key research findings from the Nordic Centre of Excellence, JustEd, and other research projects in the first phase of the programme as well as their implications for educational policies in the Nordic countries.

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NordForsk seeks to bridge research and practical teacher training

24.05.2018

The research programme “Education for Tomorrow” has entered its second phase. To mark the occasion, NordForsk held a kick-off in Oslo with the theme “Bridging research with practice in the area of teaching and learning in new learning environments”.

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NOK 25 million to new Nordic Centre of Excellence for research on teaching quality in Nordic classrooms

20.02.2018

The Nordic programme on educational research, Education for Tomorrow, is now entering its second phase. In this phase, NordForsk will fund a new Nordic Centre of Excellence which will focus on teaching quality in Nordic classrooms. The new centre is a collaboration between Nordic researchers.

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25 millioner NOK til nyt Nordic Centre of Excellence, der skal forske på lærerkvalitet i nordiske klasseværelser

20.02.2018

Det nordiske uddannelsesprogram, Education for Tomorrow, er på vej ind i fase to. I den forbindelse finansierer NordForsk et nyt Nordic Centre of Excellence, som fokuserer på lærerkvalitet i nordiske klasseværelser. Det nye center er et samarbejde mellem forskere fra hele Norden.

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New report: Education for Tomorrow – policy implications from phase 1

23.01.2018

The Education for Tomorrow programme was initiated by NordForsk in 2013. This report summarises the key research findings from the six projects in the first phase of the programme as well as their implications for educational policies in the Nordic countries.

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NOK 20 million for research on new learning and teaching environments and practices

31.10.2017

The Nordic programme on educational research, Education for Tomorrow, is now entering its second phase. In this connection, NordForsk, together with the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO), has selected three new projects for funding under the joint call “Inclusive Education Across Borders”. The projects focus on teaching of children and students in need of special support, and involve collaboration between Nordic and Dutch researchers.

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New call for proposals: NOK 25 million for research in new learning and teaching environments and practices

20.03.2017

NordForsk’s Education for Tomorrow is announcing NOK 25 million in funding for one Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) within new learning and teaching environments and practices.

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Nordic Education in Focus: Is there a Common Ground?

13.01.2017

During the last years, the excellence of Nordic researchers in the field of education have worked together to produce new knowledge which supports future knowledge-based policy making. The results of this collaboration will be presented at the conference Nordic Education in Focus: Is there a Common Ground? in Stockholm on 6-7 February 2017.

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Impossible to compensate as an adult for deficiencies in compulsory education

09.01.2017

What happens to our ability to cope in society when we get older? New research shows that the quality of the education people receive in their first 25 years of life plays a decisive role for their health and well-being later in life.

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Preschool is a mirror of society – and where future citizens are fostered

28.11.2016

Everything that takes place between a preschool’s four walls lays the foundation for the values that children will take with them for the rest of their lives. Preschools are where children learn to negotiate, resolve conflicts and define the world, and where they are formed into future Nordic citizens – for better and for worse.

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Unique data reveal significant social differences in higher education in the Nordic countries

09.11.2016

Despite major restructuring of the universities and university colleges in the Nordic countries in the past 30 years, the social structure has remained remarkably stable. The traditional elite university programmes are still dominated by students with a higher socio-economic background, while young people from the working class make up the majority of students in the shorter vocational programmes.

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Nordic vocational education and training – ‘dead end’ or pathway to higher education?

05.07.2016

Education in the Nordic countries share many basic values of equality and social inclusion, and have built strong free and public education systems. This is often seen as a common ‘Nordic model’ of education. However, this is not the case for vocational education at upper secondary level.

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Racism can be beaten in the classroom

16.03.2016

A pupil in your classroom is voicing racist opinions. As a teacher, how would you handle the situation? Respect for diversity is fostered in the classroom, but teachers need both support and tools to tackle touchy issues in our schools.

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Eating environment more important than food

11.03.2016

Many 10-year-olds eat very little at school, and the reason for this is not that the food is unappealing, but because of loud noise and stress during lunch hour. These are some of the preliminary conclusions of the comprehensive Nordic school food study ProMeal.

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Better understanding of diversity in education

15.02.2016

“We have to increase the focus on diversity in schools. Many teachers are not aware of suitable approaches and educational practices for students with immigrant backgrounds, and this is quite serious,” says Professor Hanna Ragnarsdóttir.

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Fairness in education – from research to practice

19.11.2015

A new Swedish-language teacher education programme will be launched at the University of Helsinki in autumn 2016. After years with a shortage of teachers for Finland’s Swedish-speaking population, two researchers from one of NordForsk’s Nordic Centres of Excellence are taking on the task of remedying the situation.

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Education: Avenue into society for immigrant families

26.10.2015

“Don’t ask students to leave their identity at the schoolhouse door,” insisted Professor Jim Cummins, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, at a conference on educating students with an immigrant background attended by researchers, policymakers and teachers from around the Nordic region.

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Nordic diet among the best

28.09.2015

“We should be proud of the Nordic diet,” says Harriet Strandvik, project manager for Food & Children in the Nordic Region under New Nordic Food II, a programme under the Nordic Council of Ministers. “It can be at least as healthful and appetising as the Mediterranean diet, among others.”

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A Nordic model of education – does it exist?

08.06.2015

Is there a Nordic model of education? Are globalisation, internationalisation and market influences placing our shared values under pressure? These questions and more were discussed when educational researchers convened in Uppsala recently.

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Does education promote social equality?

25.06.2014

On day three of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2014 in Copenhagen, the NordForsk-funded Nordic Centre of Excellence “Justice through education in the Nordic countries (JustEd),” headed by Professor Gunilla Holm, put focus on the significance of education in promoting social equality.

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Iceland hosts Education for Tomorrow conference

04.06.2014

The first annual conference for the Education for Tomorrow programme was held in Reykjavik on 19-20 May 2014. NordForsk invited project participants, researchers and stakeholders to take part in networking-building activities and hear about the ongoing projects. Speakers included Hallgrímur Jónasson, Director of the Icelandic Centre for Research, Monica Menapace, from the European Commission, and Lejf Moos, President of EERA.

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