This is the section of the website where you can find additional resources relating to the theory and application of the Four Rooms of Change in schools, in communities, in business and in healthcare.
A Brief History of the Four Rooms of Change
Many people ask us about the history behind the Four Rooms of Change theory and it's associated tools. Where did the theory come from and how has it developed over the past 3 decades? Well the story began in Sweden in 1964 with a film titled '491'.....
For those that would like to learn more, Claes Janssen's classic book 'The Four Rooms of Change' will soon be published in English and available through Amazon.
Research Study in Six Victorian Schools
In 2011, the Teacher Learning Network (TLN) in collaboration with A&L Partners AB and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) piloted the Four Rooms of Change in Schools program in six Victorian schools from Prep to Year 9 from across the government, independent and Catholic school sectors. A study was conducted by Justine Lomas and Con Stough from the Emotional Intelligence Research Unit at Swinburne University which measured the impact that the program had on students' social and emotional intelligence.
Four Rooms of Change in Schools
In this article, the teacher Ulla Janssen describes - in her own words - how she introduced the Children's Four Rooms of Change into her primary school in Strangnas Sweden and put an end to bullying in the classroom. The report describes her work with pupils in the first, second and third grade and what difference the tool made to the pupils, to the teachers and to the system.
Research Study at Vasaskolan Primary School
Gina Almegård from the Department of Behavioural Sciences at Linköping University, Sweden, has conducted a study at the at Vasaskolan Primary School in Strängnäs. She examined how pupils who worked with The Children’s Four Rooms of Change differed from those who did not. In terms of socio-emotional ability and empathy there were significant differences between the two groups of children; where the pupils who used The Children’s Four Rooms scored considerably higher mean values than those pupils who did not. In addition, pupils that used the Children’s Four Rooms found it easier to sit still and concentrate in class.
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Prezi from Steve Higham
Here is a link to a recent presentation that Steve Higham from Mackillop Secondary College in Werribee has put together. It includes some brief videos of the kids talking about their experience with the program in their classrooms.