The Knowledge Centre for Education was established in 2013. Its primary task is to summarise, synthesise and disseminate knowledge from research on issues of relevance to the education sector. As an independent research organisation, the Knowledge Centre adheres to internationally recognised standards on how to synthesise research, with emphasis on how research can inform practitioners and policy-makers.
The Knowledge Centre for Education actively contributes to knowledge-informed policy, leadership and practice, and to an enlightened and knowledge-based educational debate. It disseminates research with relevance for the target audience, for instance what does and does not promote quality in kindergartens, schools, training programmes and higher education. To foster general understanding of the practical use of research, the Knowledge Centre for Education focuses on how knowledge from research can be joined with practitioners’ experiences to support professional practice.
The Knowledge Centre produces, collects and presents high quality systematic reviews and literature reviews from international collaborators, such as the EPPI-Centre at University College London, The Swedish Institute for Educational Research, Danish Clearinghouse for Educational Research at Aarhus University, Education Counts (Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis) in New Zealand, Campbell Collaboration, What Works Clearinghouse and Wallace Foundation.
Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet) is Norway’s dominating union for the education sector and is at present the country’s second largest trade union. We represent talented and conscientious professionals with teacher and academic qualifications within the entire Norwegian educational system. We have members working as teachers or leaders in early childhood education, in primary and secondary education and training, as well as in the college and university sector. We also have members working with the Educational Psychological Service, at special education centers, in adult education and in administration.
Union of Education Norway aims to influence social development through visible contributions in the national political debate according to our core values and ethics. Our goal is to contribute to the development of a society characterised by tolerance and respect for differences and diversity. The education sector is an important arena for developing democracy and encouraging tolerance in a culturally complex society.
In this sense the organisation is political, but we are not tied to any particular party or political movement. The foundations for our interventions in the political debate will always be our role as teachers. Our main concern is to help develop an educational system with high quality that offers free and equal public education for all.
LearnLab AS is a Norwegian company that has research, development and delivery of consulting services and digital learning tools as its core business. The company was established December 2016 to develop applications for future-oriented interactive learning, where we use progressive pedagogy in a digital world. The founders have 20 years of experience in working with educational technology.
Based on new learning needs at a time when technology changes society and our view of education and learning faster than ever, LearnLab develops digital tools that stimulate more deep learning; developing deeper shared understanding of key ideas in the curriculum through problem solving, creative and critical thinking, self-regulation, communication, collaboration, digital learning, and strengthening of basic skills.
On January 1th, 2018, LearnLab launched technology and content that helps students, teachers, educational leaders and other facilitators to learn deeper through more co-creation and engagement. We have already over 90.000 users. The digital platform can be used to create and share lessons and courses that stimulates deeper learning (https://learnlab.net). The platform is free to use and places great emphasis on interaction, activity and co-creation. The goal is to contribute technology that makes students, teachers, leaders and facilitators to producers of knowledge more than just consumers. The tool can be used by school owners, school leaders, teachers, students and other facilitators.
The IMTEC Foundation was established in 1984. IMTEC aim to contribute to international school development through the establishment and participation in networks between organizations, projects and individuals, and to contribute to school development
The keyword for IMTEC’s work is development, which we approach in various ways:
• We offer in-house training to institutions and organizations that want to create a more active development strategy.
• We provide professional assistance in organizational development and change projects.
• We conduct evaluation studies of development projects and in organizations that are involved in change processes.
• We assist in the process of establishing networks between organizations and individuals who wish to be a part of a professional development orientated community.
• We offer programs for leadership training.
IMTEC’s clients are mainly within the public sector; particularly within the educational sector. We work on all levels; on a system level (the school owner), on an organizational level (the school leader), and on an executive level (the teacher). Our approach is process oriented, aimed at strengthening the internal capacity for change in the organizations and individuals with whom we cooperate. We offer professional assistance through supervision, coaching, counselling, training, evaluations and studies. We wish to make a contribution to the development of professional knowledge and proficiency in our field of expertise through publications, networks and conferences.
IMTEC cooperate with several internationally renowned school researchers.
Emerald Publishing: For over 50 years, championing fresh thinking has been at the heart of the Emerald business. Our core ethos from our early roots to modern day Emerald, is to help make a difference so that little by little, those in academia or in practice can work together to make a positive change in the real world.
We publish over 300 journals, more than 3000 books and over 1,500 case studies and offer a choice of publication routes, including open access, ensuring content is available beyond academia. In March 2018, our efforts were acknowledged at the IPG Independent Publishing Awards where we were awarded Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year 2018.
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Become a sponsor!
Although we hope for many enrolled in the conference, we need economic partners to make the conference the success we want. We hope that you see the value of your organization receiving exposure before, during and after our conference, and that you will take this opportunity to become a sponsor for ICSEI 2019.
We have made three different sponsor packages for your organization. If you want an extended sponsorship package beyond what we can offer in the attachment, please contact us and we will make every effort to suit your needs to everyone’s satisfaction.
Contact us for more information
Mr. Hallvor Lyngstad
Faculty of humanities and education
University of Stavanger
Telephone (+47) 51 83 14 13
E-mail: [email protected]