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The Ministry of Education and Research has the overall responsibility for administering the educational system in Norway. Within this, the Directorate for Education and Training is responsible for the development of primary and secondary education. In 2010, a Norwegian Centre for ICT was established.

A new National Curriculum, called Knowledge Promotion, was established in 2006 to help all pupils develop fundamental skills that will enable them to participate actively in the knowledge society. Within this curriculum, digital literacy is defined as a basic skill and, therefore, is a legal directive. It is the most important ICT policy framework for schools.

Knowledge Promotion defines goals generally and specifically for each subject and each key stage within primary and secondary education. Although this is a central Government directive, there is room for individual choice and adaptation at the level of individual schools regarding the pedagogy and approach they wish to take to deliver this curriculum framework.