Gemini Centre

Oppink - centre for research on inclusion in school and childhood



The Gemini Centre OppInk hosts a conference on the policy of inclusion in Norwegian schools and kindergartens during the last 21 years in Trondheim 23/11-2021. More info coming soon. 

Podcast on inclusion of hearing impaired students in schools

Researchers affiliated with the Gemini Centre OppInk have published a new report and podcast on the situation of hearing impaired students in schools. The podcast is texted and interpreted. 

You can find it here

Improving schools through cross-professional collaboration 

The Gemini Centre OppInk has been awarded a large research project where the purpose is to improve the quality in schools and kindergartens, especially with regards to special needs education. 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, the research institute NIFU in Oslo, and in close collaboration between Trondheim, Aurskog-Høland and Steinkjer municipalities.

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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.

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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?