Research and Development Projects

CCL is involved in several research and development projects. Please find an overview of both active and ended projects. 

Bridging the gaps in teacher education and schools through interdisciplinary work (BRIDGES)

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Interdisciplinary work is decisive to succeed with education rapidly developing and society bringing a future with uncertainties. Collaborating across different disciplines are needed to face the societal challenges we are up against. To be successful, we need to bridge the gaps between academic disciplines and school subjects – within teacher education and in school. The overall aim of BRIDGES is to produce new research-based knowledge and practice for teacher education.

From August 2020 a new National Curriculum was implemented in Norway, changing the school with, among several things, three cross-cutting themes expected to address current and future societal challenges:

  • public health and life skills
  • democracy and citizenship
  • sustainable development

Through systematic work with quality in education and partnership, BRIDGES will test, evaluate, and document teaching about, for, and through these three themes in search for examples of best practices. The project will also produce and share learning material. The results of this project will improve teacher education’s capability to adapt to the needs of schools. Additionally, it will strengthen teacher education and teacher educators as resources for schools, local society, and policymakers. Schools have started bridging the gaps between and across school subjects in their preparations for implementing the new curriculum. This is, therefore, a favorable time for this project as we can test new ways of collaboration and bridging gaps in the education system.

BRIDGES is based on three well-established teacher education institutions working in different ways with developing, strengthening and systematizing interdisciplinary work within their teacher education programs. This provides unique opportunities for rich comparative research.

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Sustainable Eaters: Consumers in a sustainable Norwegian food system

Project period: 2021-2025

The aim of the project is to establish what sustainable behaviour is in connection with Norwegian food systems and across different Norwegian consumption profiles and to trigger solutions for sustainable change in society. The project also aims to define sustainable food systems in Norwegian context and propose solutions that can be implemented as consumer support to help them embrace a sustainable future in food. Partners in the project are academic institutions, NGOs, food productions companies and grocery shops.CCL is involved in workpackage 3: Education, awareness raising and experiential learning in the project Sustainable Eaters.

Sustainable Eaters project description for Education PhD call

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Sustainability Education in All-Day Schools (SustainAll)

Project period: 2020-2023

The aim of our project is to support All-day schools in developing a curriculum as well as day-to-day practices, which
foster sustainability education and make an impact toward climate stability.The project endorses the whole-school approach, integrating ESD / transformative education in a holistic manner. Accordingly, teaching and learning for sustainability is extended to aspects such as community involvement and integrated governance. The whole-school approach further advocates for active, participatory learning. Collaborating institutions in the project are: University of Klagefurt, Austria, Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany, University do Porto, Portugal and CCL at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway. 

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Sustainable Leadership

Project period: 2020-2022

This is a collaborating project between the Faculty of Audiovisual Media and Creative Technology (AMEK), the Faculty of Teacher Education and Pedagogy (LUP) and CCL at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Hamar and Lillehammer. The main purpose of the project is to develop an online study in sustainable management, especially suitable for those who want to develop their ability to lead sustainable development processes in a professional context. This study will provide leaders with an interdisciplinary basis for dealing with issues and demands they will encounter in connection with political, legal, economic, social and environmental challenges, as well as for strategic organizational work in accordance with the UN's sustainability goals.

To apply for the study or read more about it (in Norwegian language only)

Formation of Centre of Excellence to Promote Teacher Education for ESD: Towards Achieving SDGs

Project period: 2021-2024

Okayama University, Japan, in collaboration with Leuphana University of Luneburg, Germany; Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and York University, Canada were successful in their application to Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for their Core-to-Core program to establish Advanced Research Networks.The program is designed to create world-class research hubs in research fields considered to be cutting-edge and internationally important in Japan and fostering the next generations of trailblazing young researchers.

For more information about the Centre of Excellence

RESPOND - Sustaining the professional development of teachers within schools as professional learning environments. 

Project period: 2021-2024
RESPOND aims to

- investigate and identify what kinds of professional learning experiences provide input that can trigger change;

- how durable change can be triggered in terms of the relationship between the structure of professional profiles and ways in which professional learning experiences can strengthen that structure
- how this relates to the organization of learning environments and corresponding change within the teaching community
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Project period: 2021-2023

EduGlobe project aims to defend the interests of students, teachers, schools and civil society organizations in the process of creating, implementing and monitoring of the new National Strategy for Global Education. The project aims to strengthen the network and professional capacities of the Ambrela’s Global Education Working Group, which will ensure quality inputs of its members into the process of creating the National Global Education Strategy (NS GE), to which Ambrela was invited by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic as a strategic partner in 2020.

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DIKU project: “INN builds capacity”

Project period: 2019-2022

The Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Audiovisual Media and Creative Technologies, and CCL were awarded a grant from the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU) connected to the programme Student Active Learning. The project focuses on strengthening students’ generic skills, resilience and capacity for change and the use of Virtual Reality technologies in teacher training.

Past Projects

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