Researchers are on the lookout for the perfect learning environment. Perhaps the traditional classroom should be giving way to new approaches?
Schools and education
More than 80 years ago, Norwegian teachers refused to teach Nazi ideology to their students. They were tortured, imprisoned and starved. But they prevailed. The story of how they won — and why it still matters.
A huge amount of the knowledge we acquire about our work cannot be expressed either digitally or on paper. Children ought to be made aware of this as early as in primary school, because this tacit knowledge is in danger of dying out.
Teachers should encourage more debate in the classroom. Practicing discussions can help pupils to master situations where they disagree.
Many children and young adults spend a lot of time on social media, much to the concern of their parents and guardians. Researchers at NTNU have now taken a closer look at the impact of using social media such as Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok on young people’s mental health.
“A sense of community between generations will be key to ensuring sustainable coastal communities. The importance of children’s learning through work is underestimated,” says Professor Anne Trine Kjørholt.
Data-driven public administration changes the public sector in a fundamental way. But what does this mean for you as a citizen?
In Norway, girls are much better at reading than boys. But girls and boys perform equally well when using a new teaching method.
Teachers now face the extra challenge of designing exams that will prevent students from cheating their way to good grades with ChatGPT.
Assigning marks in Grade 7 can have negative effects. A new study shows that the practice can affect pupils’ academic performance and how they experience the transition to secondary school.
Recycling is the guiding principle behind the new Voldsløkka school and Culture Centre. Pupils are taking part in an art project as their contribution to the research project called ARV.
Seeing the similarity between graphic patterns or concepts can indicate whether a child has language difficulties.
We shouldn’t be too worried that conversational agents such as ChatGPT might be making cheats of our pupils. Schools should be empowering them to try out new technologies.
Never before have more people been displaced. How should schools receive youth with a refugee background whose experience is that their opinion has no value?
Sometimes you become so absorbed in a task that you forget everything else. We call it finding the flow. A new test can measure it.
The more comfortable students feel at school, the better they feel they are mastering the subject matter.
How can we explain to school students how our nervous system works? An NTNU researcher has created a building kit designed to make our brain’s activity easier to understand.
Many children struggle with reading. A new method offers hope. The focus is on giving children the right challenges.
The transition from junior to senior football is a big one. Researchers have identified some of the biggest stressors for athletes who want to continue playing football at the elite level.
The Norwegian school year start up again after another pandemic crisis year and with the ongoing war in Ukraine. Pupils’ experiences may be different, but all children are affected by these crises, some many years later.
A game-based test that detects hearing loss in children has recently been awarded a European innovation medal. Both the test and the technology behind it have been developed by Norwegian researchers.
This topic is one of several addressed in an updated Norwegian Education Act that is currently out for comments. Several researchers are sceptical about the benefits of homework.
What challenges do teens face when they prioritize both their education and elite sports? Researchers have interviewed athletes who juggle both.