Gemini Centre

Oppink - centre for research on inclusion in school and childhood

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PPT will work more closely with schools

The Gemini Centre OppInk has been awarded a large research project where the purpose is to improve special education offered in schools and kindergartens. The project is a collaboration between the Gemini Centre members NTNU Departments of Sociology and Political Sciences, and Department Education and Lifelong Learning; NTNU Social Research, Department of Diversity and Inclusion, and Centre for Economic Research; and, the research institute NIFU in Oslo.

The project is a collaboration between Trondheim, Aurskog-Høland and Steinkjer municipalities.

The research project is a response to the 2019 White Paper " Meld. St. 6 (2019-2020) Early intervention and inclusive education in kindergartens, schools and out-of-school-hours care". The White Paper drew on the Nordahl Committee's review of the pedagogical support system in Norway, among others. The government-appointed expert group concluded in its 2018 report that a comprehensive change was needed. At the same time, the committee presented proposals for a more cohesive system, to ensure easier access to special educational competence for schools and kindergartens.

A project webpage has been created on the GeminiOppInk website.

Read more about the project here

The importance of assistive technology and customization for children and young people with disabilities' mastery and participation in schools.

SINTEF in collaboration with NTNU Social Research has on behalf of the Norwegian Directorate of Labor and Welfare, carried out an evaluation of the importance of assistive technology and customization young people with disabilities.

The study indicates that competence in assistive technologies is not always good enough. Several of the school-informants would have liked more support and envisaged that the Assistive Technology Center may have had a role together with PPT or Statped.

Read more about the project here

Geminisenteret OppInk will host the autumn's second seminar in the series What is inclusion? Thursday 12 November 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Introduction by Patrick Kermit, NTNU Department of Mental Health, and Ingvild Åmot & Karianne Franck, Queen Mauds University College.

The seminar series addresses how inclusion can be understood from different professional perspectives and points of view.

For registration contact Joakim.caspersen@samforsk.no

The BOOST project arranges a seminar, 18 November 10:00 am - 11.30 am

The EU project BOOST - Building social and emotional skills to boost mental health resilience in children and young people in Europe, administered by SINTEF is arranging a webinar.

Information and registration

The evaluation of "Inkludering på alvor" is complete

In the project "Inkludering på alvor" (taking inclusion seriously), municipalities and counties have tried different models and organizational structures to enhance inclusion in school and upbringing. The project and processes have been evaluated by NTNU Social Research. Read more about the evaluation.


Podcast on inclusion in schools

Podcast: Are Norwegian schools inclusive?