Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal

Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal

Modern cultural, literary and linguistic perspectives

Rune Krumsvik: The digital challenges of school and teacher education in Norway. Some urgent questions and search for answers


The paper highlights the digital challenges within education in Norway and how the digital revolution creates new possibilities, dilemmas and challenges for school and teacher education in our contemporary society. Today we find a consensus among policy-makers, researchers, teacher educators and school management that digital literacy and ICT-implementation must be given high priority and needs to be explored more deeply in our contemporary educational institutions. Despite this consensus, previous ICTefforts have revealed that implementation of ICT in the Norwegian context has been more strongly anchored rhetorically, than in practice. Consequently, the paper focuses on whether we now have learned from the past and are entering a time of upheavel within technology-implementation and what kind of possibilities, challenges and dillemmas teacher educators and teachers face in this new pedagogical terrain. The paper directs focus towards some urgent questions and some search for answers within this pedagogical area, based on research findings from PILOT (Krumsvik, 2004a, b; 2005a, b), other relevant research studies, policy-documents and theoretical foundations.

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