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The Norwegian Centre for Art and Culture in Education

The main task

The Norwegian Centre for Art and Culture in Education was established on 1st of January 2007 at University of Nordland. The centre is professionally positioned under the auspices of The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and hosted administratively by University of Nordland. Our mandate and letters of assignment from the directorate form the basis for our work at the centre. The centre reports directly to The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training which has been given delegated responsibility for the national centres by The Ministry of Education and Research.

The aim is to faciltate higher quality in art and culture subjects in kindergartens and primary and secondary education. Our activity as a national centre is aimed at achieving more involvement and greater interest for education in the art and culture subjects. The centre is to offer kindergarten and school leaders, teachers, and pre-school teachers support and competence to strengthen their work on art and culture subjects in education. Furthermore the centre is to co-operate with relevant environments in these subjects at national and international levels.

The centre prioritizes the following 5 major fields:

National framework and teaching plan related activity
Subject didactic activity and competence development
Documentation, analysis and research
Communication
Alignment and co-operation