• Affordances for 1- to 3-year-olds’ risky play in Early Childhood Education and Care 

      Kleppe, Rasmus (Journal of Early Childhood Research;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      This article focuses on how Early Childhood Education and Care institutions provide for 1- to 3-yearolds’ risky play—a previously little researched topic—utilizing data from an exploratory, small-scale study investigating ...
    • Climbing, Hiding and Having Fun: Schoolchildren’s Memories of Holistic Learning in a Norwegian Kindergarten 

      Aslanian, Teresa Katherine; Andresen, Anne Kristin Hansen; Baasland, Turid (Nordic Studies in Education;Vol. 40, No. 3, 2020, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-24)
      Firmly planted in the Nordic tradition, policies that guide practice in Norwegian kindergartens emphasize a holistic approach that integrates care, play and learning and promotes well-being and development through relationships ...
    • Embracing uncertainty: a diffractive approach to love in the context of early childhood education and care 

      Aslanian, Teresa Katherine (International Journal of Early Years Education;Volume 26, 2018 - Issue 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-03)
      Young children spend an increasing amount of time in out of home care, as neuroscientific research reveals the pivotal role love and touch plays in children’s development. In response to this new knowledge, there is a ...
    • Interaction Quality in Norwegian ECEC for Toddlers Measured with the Caregiver Interaction Profile (CIP) Scales 

      Bjørnestad, Elisabeth; Broekhuizen, Martine Louise; Os, Ellen; Baustad, Anne Grethe (Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research;Published online: 08 Jul 2019, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-06)
      The core aspect within process quality is quality of interactions between caregivers and children. This article investigates six interaction skills of caregivers in ECEC groups for toddlers in Norway using the Caregiver ...
    • Interaction-quality and children’s social competence in Norwegian ECEC. 

      Løkken, Ingrid Midteide; Broekhuizen, Martine Louise; Barnes, Jaqueline; Moser, Thomas; Bjørnestad, Elisabeth (Varhaiskasvatuksen Tiedelehti;Volume 7, Issue 2, 2018, Journal article; Peer-reviewed, 2018)
      This study investigated whether interaction quality in toddler groups, when children were age three, was associated with changes in children’s social competence from age three to age five years in Norwegian Early Childhood ...
    • Is cognitive development at three years of age associated with ECEC quality in Norway? 

      Eliassen, Erik; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Melhuish, Edward (European Early Childhood Education Research Journal;Volume 26, 2018 - Issue 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-19)
      In countries with universal access to early childhood education and care (ECEC), child participation is high across a range of socioeconomic groups. However, ECEC quality is often varying, and many children spend much time ...
    • Music education through the lens of ITERS-R: Discussing results from 206 toddler day care groups 

      Vist, Torill; Os, Ellen (Research Studies in Music Education;Article first published online March 27, 2019, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      This article presents results from a large-scale Norwegian study that examines the quality of early childhood education and care, using the research tool ITERS-R. Although ITERS-R consists of 39 items, this article focuses ...
    • The relationship between structural factors and interaction quality in Norwegian ECEC for toddlers 

      Løkken, Ingrid Midteide; Bjørnestad, Elisabeth; Broekhuizen, Martine; Moser, Thomas (International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy;2018 12:9, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-16)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between two structural factors of quality: organisation form (stable groups versus fexible groups) and staf– child ratio, in relation to interaction quality ...