Programmes, projects and assignments at the Centre for Learning Environment

Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research works on various research projects and programmes as well as assignments for the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training.

Respect, Zero and the LP model involve centre personnel working with staff in schools, nursery schools, the educational psychology service and local authorities to develop routines tailored to each organisation.

Respect is a school development programme which aims to enhance the educational environment through increased positive behaviour by pupils and less negative behaviour. Drawing on research findings, its principal emphasis is on bullying, concentration and discipline.

LP stands for the learning environment and education analysis, and the model aims to develop good learning environments for everyone. Teachers collaborate in teams on the basis of special principles, and all teaching staff in the school participate.

Zero is an anti-bullying programme, where active involvement in the whole school environment and the making of commitments occupy centre stage. Staff, pupils and parents participate in the work to ensure that all sides acquire ownership of Zero.

The Ready for School research project studies self-regulation, attention and various types of social skills in nursery school children. Researchers are particularly interested in how these different factors can influence learning and performance by small children during their early school years.

Bambi was a research and development project aimed at nursery schools. It has now been completed, but a number of articles from the project are still available.

The challenging child (DUB) was a project which focused attention on problem behaviour. Its main aim was to develop expertise in identifying, helping and preventing psycho-social difficulties among children between the ages of four and eight. The project ended in 2012.

A number of PhD studies in educational science have also been pursued at the centre.

As one of Norway’s national competence centres, assignments are received from the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. These are usually of defined duration, and can involve inquiries about expertise-enhancing programmes, consultation work and studies, development work or advice.

The centre is currently pursuing three such assignments: a better learning environment, developments at the secondary stage, and creating an overview of available mapping and diagnostic materials.

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