DBS - Disruptive Behavior in Schools
Disruptive Behavior in Schools (DBS) is a research group established at the Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, (UiO) in cooperation with University of California, Berkeley (UCB) USA.
Professor Liv Duesund along with her students from the University of Oslo, meeting with teachers at Rosa Park Primary School in Berkeley. Photo: Shane Colvin
About the group
Disruptive behavior in schools is a comparative study of primary and junior high schools in Berkeley, USA and Oslo, Norway. Researchers and students from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Oslo are participating in the project.
The main goal of the group is to examine the following:
- Study situations that cause disruptive behaviors in the classroom, for example the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT), teacher and pupil interaction, pupil to pupil interaction or the subject taught.
- How these situations vary in the two national contexts.
- How teachers use different strategies to deal with disruptive behavior in the two national contexts.
University of California, Berkeley. Photo: Shane Colvin
The research group is a cooperation between Department of Special Needs Education, UiO, School of Education, UCB and Department of Sociology, UCB.
Pilot studies conducted in 2010 and 2011 involving BA and MA students from SPED4300.
Academic programmes and courses
Master course SPED4300, UiO
Sociology 122, UCB
Article from UCB: For the love of wisdom, philosophy majors grow in number at UC Berkeley
Book discussion: All Things Shining
Time: Wednesday, May 25 4:00pm-7:00pm
The authors of the best-selling book All Things Shining- philosophers Hubert Dreyfus (UC Berkeley) and Sean Dorrance Kelly (Harvard) will be present to discuss the book with Professors Liv Duesund and Finn Skårderud.
10 Master students, UiO
50 Bachelor students, UiO
2 ph.d-students, UCB
Student exchange between UCB and UiO