About Viten

Viten is a web-based science curriculum designed for use in grades 8-13 science classrooms. Viten was established in 1999 by Doris Jorde and Alex Strømme as a research and development project between the University of Oslo (UiO) and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The Viten project is now a part of the Norwegian Centre for Science Education.

The Viten research and development team is made up of:

  • Developer Øystein Sørborg, Norwegian Centre for Science Education
  • Researcher Sonja M. Mork, Norwegian Centre for Science Education
  • Professor Doris Jorde, Norwegian Centre for Science Education

The main aim for all Viten programs is that students should learn about the processes and products of science. Learning science involves being introduced to the concepts, conventions, laws, theories, principles and the ways of working in science. It involves coming to appreciate how this knowledge can be applied to social, technological and environmental issues.