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  • HiOA - Opening ceremony autumn 2013
    16 year old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafza 12 July this year Malala Yousafza spoke before the UN nine months after the Taliban tried to liquidate her She is fighting to the death for an equal right to education We have that privilege Rector said We must fight for an equal right and opportunity to education independent of gender religious affiliation social and economic status this is not a given Toverud Jensen encouraged the students to look after each other as students Care for each other and dare to contact someone you might perceive as being very different from yourselves Facing things that challenges our opinions and attitudes strengthens us as human beings and professionals she said Rector Kari Toverud Jensen gave a speech at the opening ceremony Foto Benjamin A Ward Enjoy your life as a student The main speaker Andreas Wahl talked about his own experiences as a student and gave advice to the students at HiOA Appreciate the time ahead of you your life as a student begins today I know that you would not understand how great life as a student really is before it s over In ten twenty years you will look back at this period of your life and the opportunities you had with appreciation Work hard Enjoy your life as a student he emphasized and quoted John Dewey Education is not preparation for life Education is life itself Main speaker Andreas Wahl Foto Benjamin A Ward Get involved The President of the Student Parliament Eline Stølan encouraged the students to get involved in student organisations and student politics Use the buddy scheme and its activities to get to know each other and try to get as many tips as possible from the buddies and other students at your study programme Find out where

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/eng/node_2273/Opening-ceremony-autumn-2013 (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Rector's welcome speech
    much about what the future holds History shows that we have not been able to predict the development of some of the largest industries that characterise today s society Thus we should be humble when we are talking about how we will be making our living in 50 100 years What we do know is that it will be based on knowledge Knowledge that might be developed by some of you who are here today You the young people of today will take part in the development of Norway and the rest of the world in the years to come Our region the metropolitan area of Oslo og Akershus is characterised by challenges but also possibilities increasing population mobility integration transport diversity health welfare and visual culture just to mention a few As a higher educational institution we shall meet these challenges and possibilities with strengthened qualification and by preparing you for work in a society characterised by an increasing pluralism and cultural diversity One of our main goals is to create a thriving international study environment and the presence of students from abroad is a valuable necessity We are continuously trying to become better at research based education and would like to invite you to join the research carried out at HiOA in a variety of ways Through education you will be prepared to contribute by creating values for a sustainable society and some of you will even create your own workplace and employment for others It is easy to become self centred and self satisfied on a day like this I would therefore like to tell you about Malala Yousafzai age 16 A brave and amazing young Pakistani girl who on the 12 July this year spoke before the UN nine months after the Taliban tried to liquidate her She is fighting to the death for an equal right to education We have that privilege Her closing words before the UN were powerful One child one teacher one book and one pen can change the world Education is the only solution It cannot be said any clearer than that And I actually believe she is right We must fight for an equal right and opportunity to education independent of gender religious affiliation social and economic status this is not a given This year we have celebrated the centenary for universal suffrage also including women suffrage and the general election in Norway takes place this autumn We know that almost half of all the 18 30 year olds do not vote in elections I will therefore encourage you to take responsibility use your right to vote To be part of a society is to take responsibility this is also a part of becoming a cultured human being and be a fellow citizen in a diverse society Next year we will celebrate the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution the foundation of the strong values that also characterise higher education We are exited about getting started and getting to know you

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/eng/node_2273/Rector-s-welcome-speech2 (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Successful DRS-CUMULUS conference
    hosted and organized the conference together with DRS Design Research Society and CUMULUS International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art Design and Media The theme of the conference was Design Learning for Tomorrow Design Education from Kindergarten to PhD The Director General of the Research Council of Norway Arvid Hallén opened the conference and emphasised the importance of the conference theme and that research is more and more conducted within the frames of international partnerships and stressed that design and design education is an important area Professor Liv Merete Nielsen talked about the positive response the theme of the conference had received The theme of the conference has received an overwhelming response said HiOA Professor Liv Merete Nielsen at the opening of the conference This is very gratifying for us as hosts as we view design in a broad interdisciplinary perspective in support of a better tomorrow For years we have promoted the idea that sustainable design solutions should include more than professional designers They should also include a general public as conscious consumers and decision makers with responsibility for quality and longevity as opposed to a throwaway society In the call for the conference we have argued for a longitudinal perspective on design education where education of professional designers is seen in relation to the general education of a people With this conference we have the ambition to see education at different levels in securing sustainable design for everyday solutions We have received 225 full papers for this conference Out of the 225 papers 165 was selected and included in the conference proceedings The very positive response to this theme has been demonstrated by the great number of papers we have received from academics active in relevant research and education Liv Merete Nielsen said Rector Kari Toverud Jensen

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/eng/node_2273/Successful-DRS-CUMULUS-conference (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Here are the first words spoken by Norwegian children
    to meaning and can therefore begin to learn words with meaning Top ten words Along with researchers from the University of Oslo Garmann has conducted a study to map the first fifty words spoken by Norwegian children They gathered more than 4 000 responses from parents of children between 8 and 36 months entered on an online vocabulary list and used it to create a list of the first words spoken by Norwegian children The top ten words on the list are mamma mummy hei hi brr brr nam nam yummy pappa daddy nei no ha det bye bye takk thank you bæ baa voff voff woff woff Resemble children s babble patterns Many of these words have very vague meanings but they are words we use when we perform specific actions For example we say brr when we play with toy cars Similarly we say takk thank you and vær så god here you are when we play give and take with children says Garmann Some of the first words resemble children s babble patterns such as mamma mummy and pappa daddy The fact that parents attribute meaning to the child s babbling aids the child s understanding that they are producing words says Garmann Danish children use the words mor and far instead of mamma and pappa Consequently they learn these words later than Norwegian children On the other hand Danish children learn the baby word for mat food earlier which in Danish is mamam Garmann explains Wide variation Norwegian eight month old children can say between zero and nine of the 369 words listed on the form entitled Ord og gester Words and Gestures Children aged 20 months can say between 10 and 326 of the words on the list There is considerable variation among Norwegian children

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/eng/node_2273/Here-are-the-first-words-spoken-by-Norwegian-children (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Falling sick through being isolated at work
    second quarter of 2012 the rate of doctor certified sickness absence in the health and social services sector was 7 6 per cent while the rate for the other sectors combined was 5 2 per cent Would like more community of practice Amble s study shows that reflecting on one s work duties enhances coping and consequently well being Together with researcher Elisabeth Gerberg at UiO Amble has developed and tested a reflective tool for coping in the nursing and care sector and written a handbook entitled Hjerte hode hender Heart head hands on commission from the Directorate of Health The handbook is used as a tool for initiating reflection groups and is based on a development project and on close cooperation with personnel in the nursing home and home care services as well as experiences from other parts of the services sector between 2000 and 2011 During this period Amble and Gjerberg were employed by the Work Research Institute We saw that good practice can be taught and further developed and those who participate in reflection groups became better acquainted with their colleagues This makes it easier to help each other People like talking about their job and it s a matter of organising work duties so that colleagues can share experiences We must facilitate more communities of practice Amble concludes She says that the idea behind reflection groups is to create a healthy working environment characterised by professional development well being and job satisfaction It strengthens collegiality and reduces sickness absence Number of leaders reduced After one year the researchers say that many continued to attend reflection groups but some stopped despite the fact that they found it interesting and fun Amble emphasizes that the way in which geriatric care services in Norway are organised is influenced by new public management and that due to rationalisation the number of managers in the first line services is being reduced She believes that geriatric care services in Norway hold a unique position compared to the other Nordic countries in that we have managers with responsibility for many employees in small part time positions Unfortunately when management is overloaded it is easy for good initiatives such as development and learning to fall between two stools according to Amble The municipalities that do manage to prioritise reflection and development often have a cross sectoral professional structure Coping strategies The articles that make up the thesis are based on three action research projects one in air transport and two in the municipal health service It began with a project at the main airport at Gardermoen in 2000 where Amble and Gjerberg looked at how service staff tackled difficult encounters with customers This was in the period just after the airport opened We found that the staff used different strategies for resolving difficult situations Some coped very well and were happy when they managed to succeed says Amble Amble and Gjerberg subsequently found that the employees used four different strategies to resolve difficult situations

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  • HiOA - Dedicated to children
    grief a sadness I can t describe At the same time I was happy because I realised what I had I realised that I had a roof over my head a bed food to eat my family and love Young asylum seekers from Afghanistan began to arrive unaccompanied Tooji s experiences at the transit reception centre led him to apply to study child welfare The study programmes Tooji praises the courses the people and the social environment at HiOA I m really interested in the psychology and sociology as well as the legal aspects of child welfare knowing how to apply the law to protect and help is really interesting My time at HiOA was good I got to know some fantastic people It s important to create bonds with people through social interaction it s important to enjoy student life says Tooji He is also aware of the relationship between theory and practice Theory can t be understood without being put into practice understanding it is one thing but experiencing it is something else It s only by putting theory into practice that you understand that it s a tool you ve acquired he says Reality shock Tooji emphasizes that child welfare is a tough field He tells of a lecture given by a seasoned child welfare worker We quickly realised the university college s intention because she stood there and told us these powerful stories and she stood there crying This came as a shock to a lot of us because we thought We must be professional and not cry but it s not about ignoring feelings it s about being able to process those feelings Several students quit after that lecture It gave a lot of us a reality shock about what it was all about says

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  • HiOA - Focus on Health Inequalities
    The project was recently allocated 13 1 million NOK by the Research Council of Norway Foto Benjamin A Ward The project has been given the title Health inequalities economic crisis and the welfare state and was recently allocated a grant of approximately 13 million NOK by the Research Council of Norway The project manager Professor Espen Dahl was awarded the HiOA Research Award for 2012 for his efforts to link health inequality research with research on social welfare The primary objective of the project is to advance comparative welfare research empirically and theoretically by investigating the relationship between welfare states social policies and health inequalities under the current economic crisis This objective will be attained by examining how different welfare arrangements have affected social inequalities in illness and the consequences of ill health in 26 European countries in recent years Specific objectives are to study how national social policies as measured by welfare institutions and social spending may have buffered against the health shocks possibly engendered by the economic crisis This is an important project that addresses a central topic for the welfare state The comparative perspective makes the project applicable also in a European connection This allocation will stimulate

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  • HiOA - HiOA looks ahead to 2020
    shall educate candidates who are sought after in the global labour market Furthermore HiOA shall be internationally recognised for its cooperation oriented professional programmes which contribute to future welfare and value creation Research and Development HiOA shall be at the forefront of professionally relevant research External Relations and Dissemination HiOA shall challenge and develop the professions in cooperation with business and society and shall be an active agent and participant in the public debate Human and Financial Resources HiOA shall be a learning and innovative workplace that organises and develops activities and resources in a goal oriented and effective manner Each of the four strategic areas consists of several goals HiOA s values The strategy also presents HiOA s core values These values reflect the institution s culture and priorities and may be summarised in three main points Diversity Learning Innovation Strategy for achieving university status as a tool for raising standards One of the tools for achieving the goals of the strategy is the ambition to become a university University status would afford the academic freedom and necessary leverage to meet the important research and educational needs of the society Status as a university will afford the freedom to

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/eng/node_2273/HiOA-looks-ahead-to-2020 (2015-09-15)
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