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Centre for Learning Environment

Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education (Centre for Learning Environment) is both a research centre at the University of Stavanger and a National Education Centre of the Norwegian Directorate for Education, assisting the national educational authorities in their work to implement the national educational policy in preschools and schools in Norway.

Due to the Centre’s dual focus, our main goals are two-fold. On the one hand, our aim is to produce state-of-the-art research-based knowledge on learning environment in kindergarten and schools and on socio-emotional developmental challenges among children and youth. On the other hand, we seek to provide developmental resources and support for preschools and schools in their work to promote a healthy learning environment and to effectively tackle and prevent learning environment related problems among children and youth.

Vision: Research and competence-building towards promoting healthy learning environments and reducing social and emotional challenges and problems in preschools and schools.

The work of the Centre for Learning Environment is tightly connected to and reflects the current society and societal changes and development, which characterize childhood and youth today and in the future.

The Centre for Learning Environment has three research groups:

  • School-innovation research
  • Emotional problems and mental health in preschools and schools
  • Behavioral problems among children and adolescents

Centre for Learning Environment carries out national representative surveys of School Environment (questionnaires among students, teachers, principals) every 3 years and has accumulated an extensive database since 1995 (1995-1998-2001-2004-2008).

For further information about the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education, please, contact us.

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