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Leonardo SKILL

Meeting in Norway 24.11.2013 30.11.2013

Agenda:
1. Presentation of partner institutions, their
cities/towns, regions, vocational education and
the silent partners
2. Visiting companies and silent partners in Norway
3. Establishing a common mailbox
4. Draft design of the project partners' websites
5. Draft design of social networks (provider: Netherlands)
Starting the discussion about a professional
videoconferencing system
Starting the discussion about accommodation,
transportation, health support and social activities for pupils

Program:
Sunday 24.11: Arrival
Monday 25.11: Fishing in the Norwegian Sea
Tuesday 26.11: Visit at Omya Hustadmarmor
AS - tour of the school/meeting at school
Wednesday 27.11: Meeting at school
Thursday 28.11: Visit at Brunvoll AS/meeting
at school
Friday 29.11: Meeting at school/visit at Vard
AS
Saturday 30.11: Return

Facts about Norway:


Official name: Kingdom of Norway
System of government:
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway:


Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February
1937
76 years old (became king in 1991)

2013-figures:
Population: 5 051 275 inhabitants
Official languages:
Norwegian (two variations: Bokml and
Nynorsk)
Sami
Religion:
Protestant Christianity
Currency:
Norwegian kroner, NOK
1 EUR = NOK 8.20 NOK

Area: 385 186 km2 (pr km2: 13! as compared


to N: 404)
Highest mountain Galdhpiggen
2 469
m
Longest fjord Sognefjorden
204 km
Average temperature in summer:
15 C
Average temperature in winter:
-5 C
Midnight sun: North Cape:
13 May-29 July
Period of darkness: North Cape:
18 Nov 23
Jan

Average monthly pay 2012:


Men: 42 000 NOK = 5 100 Euro
Women: 36 ooo NOK = 4 300 Euro (85% of
mens pay)
Unemployment rate (2013): 3,5 %
Average pay pr year at our school in 2013:
510 000 NOK = 62 000 Euro

The county of
Mre and Romsdal
is located in the northwestern part of Norway and
is one of 19 counties.
36 municipalities
As of 2013, approximately
260.000 people live in the
area.
Four hospitals, four airports
and three colleges.
Overall, we have 7.700 km
of coastline against
Norwegian Sea and a land
area of 15.000 km2
lesund, Molde and

The county of
Mre and Romsdal

has ownership of 23
combined upper secondary
schools providing 10.000
students upper secondary
education
has about 2.500 employees.
About 2.000 of these work at
the upper secondary schools.
has ownership of and
responsibility for public
libraries
has ownership of about 3.000
kilometres of county roads, 22
ferry routes and
has responsibility for county
public transport services,
dental care, culture and a lot

Presentation
municipality of Fraena:
Frna municipality (10 000 inhabitants)
covers most of the Romsdal peninsula onto
Hustadvika and is Molde's neighboring
municipality.
Frna is the largest rural municipality in the
county, and agriculture and fihing is an
important industrial sector.

Frna municipality has many fine outdoor


recreation and natural areas. Hiking on Skaret
Tourist center is unique with excellent
conditions for summer and winter activities.
A trip to the lively fishing village of Bud, with
a visit to Ergan coastal fort, or the island of
Bjrnsund, and further along the coastline of
Hustadvika up to the Atlantic Road are the
most popular excursions when visiting Frna.

Education in Norway:
1. Compulsory primary education: 6 13
2. Compulsory lower secondary education: 1316
3. Upper secondary education and training: 16
19
4. Higher education: 19
1. Bachelor 3 years
2. Master 5 years

Since 1994:
All pupils have the right to 3 years of upper
secondary education and training leading up
to:
admission to higher education or
vocational qualifications

Pupils in vocational education can achieve


admission to higher education by taking a
supplementary programme for general
studies

Programs for general


studies:
Specialisation in General Studies
(at Fraena including an international
class)
Sports and Physical Education
Music, Dance and Drama
General studies take 3 years and lead to
university admission certification.

Vocational Education Programs:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Technical and Industrial Production


Building and Construction
Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry
Health and Social Care
Restaurant and Food Processing
Electricity and Electronics
Service and Transport
Media and Communication
Design, Arts and Crafts

Vocational Education and Training


(VET):
Vocational education is based upon the 2 + 2
model:
2 years at school +
2 years of apprenticeship in a company (with
pay)

Leads to a craft- or journeymans certificate

Vocational education at school


35 lessons pr week:
Lessons pr week
VG 1

Lessons pr week
VG 2

Common Core
Subjects

12

Common
Programme
Subjects

17

17

In-depth Study
Project (PFO):

Common core subjects:

Norwegian
English
Social science
Mathematics
Science
Physical education

Common Programme Subjects


examples:

Production
Technical services
Documentation and quality
Production and maintenance
Chemical technology
Trouble-shooting and repair work

In-depth study project (PFO):

Pratice-based training:
1. year 6 lessons pr week
2. year 9 lessons pr week
Purpose of the subject is to give pupils the
opportunity to gain experience with the
content, tasks and working methods that
characterize the different professions within
the education programs
In addition during the 2. year: 6 weeks
of work placements

In-service training at school:


If there are not enough in-service training
placements in companies, the county
authorities are obliged to offer a 3. year in
school 3T (building and construction)
Leads to the same craft- and journeymans
certificate.

Special way to crafts


certificate:

Construction machine repairman:


2+1
Two years at school +
a third year with combined school and inservice training
2 days pr week at school and 3 days pr week
in-service training in a company
3 AR

Combined
technical and general studies
TAF
One week at school and one week in-service
training in a company
4 years (2years at school and 2 years
apprenticeship with pay)
Leads to both admission to higher education
and a crafts certificate

The Knowledge Promotion:


2006: Introduction of The Knowledge
Promotion
The importance of adapted education
-> A key factor in all curriculums in Norway.
PC is compulsory for every pupil in upper
secondary
internet challenges the textbooks position
as the main source for knowledge.

The Knowledge
Promotion:
applies to all levels of primary and
secondary education and training
National Core Curriculum
National Subject Curricula
National distribution of teaching hours per
subject in average 20 lessons pr week + 9
hours of collegial cooperation, competence
development and cooperation with parents and
external partners + 14 hours pr week for preand post work on his own
Individual Assessment

Five basic skills:


-> integrated and adapted to each subject
Being able to

read

orally
Being able to express oneself in writing
Being able to develop numeracy
Being able to use digital tools

Being able to express oneself

Describe competence that is fundamental to


learning and development in all subjects

The grading scale:


6 six (exceptionally high degree of competence in
the subject)
5 five (very high degree of competence in the
subject)
4 four (high degree of competence in the subject)
3 three (fair degree of competence in the subject)
2 two (low degree of competence in the subject)
1 one (very low degree of competence in the
subject)

The grading scale:


Marks for order and conduct are given as
follows:
Good
Fair
Poor

The grading scale:


For the practical part of the craft certificate
and journeymans certificate, a tripartite
grading scale is used:
Passed with distinction
Passed
Failed

Surveys:
Pupil survey every year about the learning
environment in general
(75 to 125 questions)
Pupil survey twice a year connected to each
teachers teaching in two different subjects
(18 questions + free text for comments)

Completed and passed:


99 % of 16 19 year old pupils attend upper
secondary education (10 % have special
needs)
70 % have successfully completed
admission to higher education or
craft/journeymans certificate within 5 years
after having started
National project to prevent drop-outs:

New Deal

Presentation of Fraena vgs:

Combined upper secondary school


About 430 pupils
70 teachers (on average 6 pupils pr teacher)
7 school leaders
20 other employees
Film presentation
www.frana.vgs.no

Internationalisation
at Fraena vgs from 1996:
Bilateral class exchanges to Sweden,
Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,
Northern-Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal.
Multilateral projects with Portugal, Spain,
Italy, Germany, Slovakia.
Study tours to Poland, Germany, Slovakia,
France, Spain, Tunisia, Egypt, Marokko,
Jordan and China.

2013-2014:
Class exchange with Sweden (Nord Plus
Junior)
Class exchange with Portugal (Comenius)
Study tour to Belfast
Study tour to Poland/Germany for second
year students
Study tour to Ukraine (helping project)
Comenius project MING about food
Leonardo project SKILL about vocational
education

Presentation of silent
partners:
Omya Hustadmarmor AS on Tuesday
Brunvoll AS on Thursday
Vard AS on Friday