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The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest institution of higher education,  founded in 1811.  Today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners indicate the quality of the research at the University.  The University of Oslo has been involved in over 50 projects in the 6th  FP, with experience in providing the necessary infrastructure to cope with large scale network projects.  With approximately 235 staff members, the Faculty of Education at the University of  Oslo is Norway's largest and most progressive institution for the educational sciences in Northern Europe. The faculty was formally constituted on 1 January 1996 and today consists of two departments and one institute: The Institute for Educational  Research, The Department of Special Needs Education and The Department of Teacher Education and School Development. In addition, the faculty hosts two centres: InterMedia and the Network for IT-Research and Competence in Education  (ITU). InterMedia is an interdisciplinary centre at the University of Oslo, currently participating in the EU project "Science Created by You" (SCY) and has participated in the EU Kaleidoscope network (Technology Enhanced Learning).  Science education at the University of Oslo is a leading area of study in Northern Europe and leads the EU Science in Society project Mind the Gap.  Science educators at UiO are responsible for large international projects including PISA,  TIMSS and ROSE and have concentrated on modern classroom video studies.  The Faculty of Education supports cross disciplinary networking with studies that integrate science and mathematics education together with general studies of  teaching and learning.  The PISA+ study (project on learning and teaching strategies in schools) and CAMP (Classroom Analyses from Multiple Perspectives) are examples of multidisciplinary and cross-national collaborations at the Faculty of  Education which play a dynamic role in the Mind the Gap network.  The National Centre for Science Education is located at the University of Oslo and also participates in the Mind the Gap network.  The "Viten" project on web-based  science curriculum is based at the centre and contributes to understanding how ICT informs IBST/E.  Task allocation Tasks attributed to UiO in this project will be to lead WP 2, expanding the work done  on the Mind the Gap project to include science teacher education in a wider range of  European countries, and to contribute to WP5 through work related to the VITEN project.   Staff members who will be undertaking the work:    Doris Jorde, Professor, gained her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley,  USA in 1984 in Science Education.  She is currently a Professor in Science Education at the University of Oslo. Jorde has conducted research in science curriculum development and classroom studies of science teaching.  She is the  leader of the project, and a recipient of numerous awards for communicating science with ICT. Doris Jorde is past president of ESERA, was a member of the EU High Level Group on Science Education led by M. Rocard and contributed to the  resulting Expert Group Report.  She was also a member of the OECD Global Science Forum.  She is currently leader of the SiS project, Mind the Gap.    Kirsti Klette is a professor in classroom studies and didactics at the Institute  of Educational Research at the Faculty of Education.  Her field of research concentrates on classroom studies, instructional design and studies of teaching and learning.  Klette is the project director for the cross disciplinary video study PISA+  and is the director of the interdisciplinary research group of classrooms studies (CAMP - Classroom Analyses from Multiple Perspectives) at the Faculty of

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