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Practical experiential learning in schools and kindergartens to continue as planned

Practical experiential learning in schools and kindergartens to continue as planned

The local crisis team at the Faculty of Education, in consultation with the municipal doctor in Hamar has decided that practical experiential learning is to continue as planned for the time being. (Photo: INN University)

Six students in Hamar have tested positive for Covid-19 the previous weekend, but have probably not been infected through teaching activities. Planned practical experiential learning for other student groups continues as planned.

INN University has been informed by the municipal doctor in Hamar that six of our students at the Hamar campus have tested positive. As in previous cases of infection among our students, there are currently no indications that infection has been transmitted through our teaching activities at the campus.

As announced on Friday, with certain exceptions, most of the teaching at Hamar campus has been converted to digital solutions as a result of the general infection situation in society and the introduction of local measures in Ringsaker, Hamar, Stange and Løten.

After careful consideration, and in consultation with the municipal doctor in Hamar, the local crisis team at the Faculty of Education concluded on Sunday, November 1st, that the practical experiential training of our teaching and teacher education students in schools and kindergartens will continue as planned this week.

There are no known links between the infected students and the student groups that participate in practical experiential learning. The majority of the students who are set to participate in these internships this week have not been to the Hamar campus for more than a week.

However, students who participate in practical experiential learning activities have received strict instructions from the municipal doctor not to arrive at their place of internship if they suspect that they may have been in contact with an infected person, and to be extra aware of their own symptoms. At the slightest suspicion, they must opt to stay home and get tested. They are also asked to limit close contact with others in their free time as much as possible.

Contact:
Dean Morten Ørbeck at the Faculty of Education, tel:. 976 91 867.