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National Reform in School Education in Norway

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Thursday, December 3, 11:30 am–12:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
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Developing Student Agency in the Face of a Changing World

Ann Michaelsen  
What can we learn from other countries? What issues are important in education today? Learn about the school curriculum revised by the Norwegian Parliament that involves all levels and aims to better allow for students’ in-depth learning and understanding. How does this compare to the Finish model.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Educational policy
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

All reforms in schools are challenging. All top-down decisions need careful consideration. In this presentation, we will look at how to implement high order change in your organization.


What is the purpose behind the reform in Norway? What can other countries learn from this? What are the implications in our classrooms? I will first show what has been done in Norway and then allow time for participants to join in the conversation. What is it like in their school? What are the changes they want to see happen and why?

Supporting research

NOU 2015:8. Future School, renewal of courses and competencies.
Nouri, J. (2016, 2 27). The flipped classroom: for active, effective and increased learning – especially for low achievers. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education.
November, A. (2012). Who owns the learning. Bloomington, IN: The Solution Tree Press.
Oakley, B.T.S. (2018). Learning how to learn. New York: Penguin.
O’Brien, D., Beach, R. & Scharber, C. (2007). «Struggling» middle schoolers: Engagement and literate competence in a reading writing intervention class. Reading Psychology, 28 (1), 51–73.
OECD (2015), Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection, PISA, OECD Publishing, Paris,
Ogle, D., Lang, L. (2011). Best Practices in Adolecent Literacy Instruction. I: Morrow, L.M.; Gambrell, L.B. (red.), Best Practices in Literacy Instruction (s. 138–173). New York: The Guilford Press.
Otterstad, Right (2013). Digital Skills for everyone? Norwegian results from ICILS.Oslo: University of Oslo.

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Ann Michaelsen, Sandvika vgs, Norway

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