Friday for lunch we went to Oseana, the culture house in Os. After lunch we had a tour and information about Oseana and the art gallery in Oseana. The gallery shows paintings of Norwegian and Swedish and some other painters, including the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.
After this we walked to Oselvarverkstedet. This is a place where they make a boat called the Oselvar. This is Norway's national boat. We had a lecture about the history of this boat and we got to see the workshop where they make the boats.
All of the teachers went to Troldhaugen after the meeting with the eKoordinators. Troldhaugen is a museum and it was the home of famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. We had a guided tour and after that we could walk around in the garden and the museum.
After this we went to Er-An Diner to eat dinner.
Thursday all of the teachers went to Langhaugen vgs to meet with th eKoordinators in the region. In Hordaland county each school has an eKoordinator which is the person in the school who is responsible for teaching teachers and other staff about different software used in the schools. The eKoordinators are run by ePedagogs who are responsible for the schools in their region and follow up what needs to be done.
Tuesday afternoon some of the teachers and students went on a mountain hike to Liafjellet.
During the week all of the students worked in workshops. The students were divided in four groups with one student from each country in each group.
The aim of the workshop is to present facts and reflections on the given topic to the other students and the product they were to make was a selfmade video/photostory on the given topic.
Monday at 14.00 we had a visit from Prof. Ståle Pallesen from the University of Bergen and the sleepcenter afiliated with Haukeland hospital.
In his lecture, Prof. Pallesen discussed what characterises an addiction and he showed to various studies which showed corrolations between internet addiction and health problems such as obesity, sleep deprivation, depression and isolation.
When asked what his advice to avoid promlems, he answered that you should avoid computers and mobile phones in the bedroom when you are going to sleep and to get enough sleep.
Athina and one of the Greek students, Kalotina, presented the results from the special questionnaire for Norway. It was decided to do this Monday at noon. The reason we wanted the results on the Monday was to give the students the opportunity to use the results in the workshop and in their final product of the week.