Monday 17 August, Open Day at JustEd Summer School

JustEd Summer School 2015 “A Nordic Model?” invites participants to examine critically different sides of the so-called Nordic model. This year the summer school takes place from 17 to 21 August at Voksenåsen cultural and conference centre in Oslo. The first day of the summer school, Monday 17 August, is an “open day” when everyone interested is welcome to attend. Please register for the open day through the following link:

Programme on Monday 17 August
09:30 Welcome and introduction, Gunilla Holm
10:00-12:00 Keynote: “Economic justice under the Northern light?” Professor Kalle Moene, Centre of studies of Equality, Social Organization and Performance in the Nordic countries (ESOP) Discussants: Lisbeth Lundahl, Jaakko Kauko, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson Chair: Joron Pihl
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Keynote: “Quality Teaching and Teacher Education: A Practice-Based Approach” Professor Pam Grossman, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania Discussants: Jón Torfi Jónasson, Joron Pihl, Paola Valero Chair: Kirsti Klette
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Poster session


New Funding for einfrastructures for Video Research

The Research Council of Norway granted 2.0 million US dollars for the eVIR Project for building up einfrastructures for Video Research. JustEd team 3 and scholars from Oslo, Helsinki, Melbourne and Stanford were part of the application. The eVIR project is focused on physical and virtual lab solutions, storage facilities, accessibility and interoperability solutions, and making equipment and software tools available. The Norwegian National Data protection Office (NSD) is part of this project to make sure that the solutions that are build up will meet the requirements of privacy and ethics.

Workshop on the Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observations (PLATO) for observing and coding video recordings

In 8-11 June, professor Kirsti Klette from the University of Oslo and Lindsay Brown from Stanford University organised a four day workshop about the use of the Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observations (PLATO) for observing and coding video recordings. The workshop took place at the university of Oslo, and was lead by Lindsay Brown who has been involved in the development of the PLATO manual for several years. During this workshop the participants studied the basic elements of the observation and coding technique in theory and practice. Many of the participants of the workshop were students and personnel from the University of Oslo. In addition, Anna Slotte and Pia Niemi from the University of Helsinki took part in this workshop as part of their visits at the University of Oslo through the JustEd Mobility Fellowship.

Kirsti Klette (second from the left), Lindsay Brown (on the right), Pia Niemi (second from the right) and other workshop participants after a nice evening in Oslo. Photo by Anna Slotte.