Peer Learning Groups for Teachers: A Norwegian Innovation

  • Elaine Munthe
  • Unni Midthassel


This paper presents a method used in Norwegian schools to enhance learning and development in groups of teachers. It is a peer based mentoring method that was first introduced in the 1980s and has developed in different ways over the years. Our focus is on the uncertainty that is characteristic of teaching and schools and the consequent need for teachers to be able to get together in organised groups to dwell on topics or problems in a reflective, critical and constructive way.


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Author Biographies

Elaine Munthe
Unni Midthassel
How to Cite
MUNTHE, Elaine; MIDTHASSEL, Unni. Peer Learning Groups for Teachers: A Norwegian Innovation. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 11, july 2001. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2020. doi:


Teachers and Teaching