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Norden i skolen (Norden in School)

Allowing Nordic students to discover and understand the value of the Nordic languages and cultural community!

Norden i skolen (Norden in School) is a free educational platform for the whole of Norden! The platform offers K12 educational material in all Nordic languages. Norden i skolen is a forum where Nordic students can genuinely experience and connect with their closely related neighbouring languages and countries through common Nordic themes, subjects and perspectives.

Bilingual Education


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Bilingual Education

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January 2020

About the innovation

What is Norden i skolen?

Norden i skolen (Norden in School) is a free educational platform for the whole Nordic region. The first and only of its kind, Norden i skolen is the largest joint Nordic educational platform. The stated objective of the common non-profit project is to revitalize the education in the Nordic languages and to strengthen the awareness of Nordic cultural understanding.

The educational material is multilingual – available in all Nordic languages – and diverse: extracts from books and novels, short films, games & music videos, covering the subject areas of “Language and Culture”, “History and Society”, and “Climate and Nature” from a Nordic perspective. The material is centred around reading and listening comprehension.

Norden i skolen offers teachers and students from all Nordic countries the possibility to work with the neighbouring languages in basic and upper-secondary education. Norden i skolen makes education in the Nordic languages easier, more convenient and more accessible!

Norden i skolen is also a platform where individual school classes can find and establish relations with so-called “friend-classes” from other Nordic countries. Cooperation with a “friend-class” from another Nordic country (and of the same grade) opens up for many exciting possibilities, both culturally and socially. While learning in a way that is quite different to traditional classroom teaching practices, the students can also find new friends and have fun. Students will discover the value of the common Nordic languages and culture as they themselves get to experience it!

Norden i skolen is developed and administrated by Foreningerne Norden with support from the The Nordic Council of Ministers.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

Nordic i skolen is creating a space for students and teachers in the Nordic region to connect. By providing free resources in the Nordic languages, teachers feel empowered and fully supported to teach in their language. Having resources available in languages that are less prevalent globally is increasingly important to the preservation and interest in the language.

HundrED Academy Reviews
This is an innovation that is close to my heart. In a time that many have the possibility to travel far the Nordic is sometimes forgotten. I find it important to not forget what we have in common with the other Nordic countries.
I love the idea since it allows Nordic citizens to be more aware about their neighbors and learn about each others' countries. I would love to see it scale to other regions.
- Academy member
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