Experienced effects of sound field amplification in classrooms and schools

The classroom building Oslo KF is installing sound field amplification in all classrooms and assembly rooms at six different schools in Oslo. Installation is complete at one secondary school, and the installation process will continue in the other five schools doing the spring/summer of 2021.Through interviews of various participants, we will seek to shed light on the impact that sound field amplification has for inclusion, universal accessibility and development of the educational environment on various class grades and types of school, along with expectations and how this influences teachers' and pupils' working day. How does the sound field amplification system contribute to the development of the educational environment and inclusion in schools locally?

Contact:  Patrick Kermit, NTNU Social Research

Childhood, School and Inequality in the Nordic Countries (Unequal Childhood)

An important objective of the research is to study economic, political and institutional framework conditions for children and upbringing.

The project Childhood, School and Inequality in the Nordic Countries begins in the spring of 2019, and is an overall research umbrella. It includes a subproject in collaboration with the municipality of Trondheim and a Nordic subproject in cooperation with the University of Tampere.

Contact: Håkon Leiulfsrud, Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU

Follow-up evaluation of the digitalisation of Statped

The digitalisation project in Statped has been a complex project that has been ongoing for over two years. The focus has been on the introduction of new digital working methods internally and development of external digital services, as a response to public authority requirements for digital primary choices in service provision. The digitalisation project has led to changes in the way staff work, both in respect of internal and external interaction.

Contact: Siw Olsen Fjørtoft, SINTEF

Young people and hearing difficulties - knowledge for a better childhood with hearing impairment

The research project Young people and hearing difficulties - knowledge for a better childhood with hearing impairment examines the experiences of children and young people with hearing impairment in everyday school life. A survey, follow-up interviews and a case study will be conducted. The project is financed by Hørselshemmedes Landsforbund (Norwegian Association for the Hard of Hearing).

Contact: Odd Morten Mjøen, Department of Mental Health, NTNU / NTNU Social Research

Activity App - active recreation for all children and young people

Through the service AiA, Asker municipality wishes to arrange for as many children and young people as possible to take part in various recreational activities. The project Activity App is a part of the development of the AiA service and SINTEF is assisting with expertise within effect evaluation and service design.

Contact: Silje Bøthun, Sintef

Barriers in the physical learning environment for students with disabilities

All children have the right to attend their local school. Presently, there are many children that attend a different school than the other children in their neighbourhood. The purpose of the research project has been to examine the barriers met by students with disabilities in the physical learning environment, and how this influences participation in (local) schools and recreation.

What are the issues that impose barriers and what makes it possible for children with disabilities to attend their local school?

Contact: Christian Wendelborg, NTNU Social Research


Building social and emotional skills to BOOST mental health resiliencein children and young people in Europe

BOOST is the result of a cooperative effort between different stakeholders in the field of health research, dissemination, education, and policy making. Through the development of an innovative approach, it aims to promote mental health and well-being in the young. Mental well-being is central to population health and well-being. Not ensuring mental well-being can place a great burden on the individual and society. Therefore, it is important to promote prevention interventions that create resilience with long-lasting effects.

Contact: Stine Hellum Braathen, SINTEF

  • A new hearing service in Tanzania that aims to help children by ensuring access to education for the hearing impaired

Contact: Tone Øderud, SINTEF

  • PPT Tett på - modell for inkluderende praksis
  • The aim of the pilot project is to develop the cooperation between kindergarten, school and educational-psychological service, by among other things increasing the EPS' presence in relevant kindergartens and schools. The project is financed by the Directorate of Education.

Contact: Joakim Caspersen, NTNU Samfunnsforskning