Welcome! This website is for UArctic Thematic Network Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity and UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity. Here you can find information about the networks, the networks' projects, news and blogposts.

About the networks

The UArctic Thematic Network Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity and UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity are two separate networks, but they have lots of commonalities.

Both networks focus on teacher education for different levels of education, with a specific focus on social justice and diversity in education. Inclusive education, indigenous education, education for social justice, equity and diversity, education in rural areas and digitalisation are important concepts for both networks. Due to similar interests, some network activities are organised in collaboration with these two networks.

UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education was established on 2015, under the auspices of UArctic and it has a strong focus on Arctic issues. In 2018, UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education was established to globally expand the cooperation already started within UArctic Thematic Network. UNITWIN/UNESCO network is not focused on one specific area, but it more different areas across the world with similar problems and issues - education for diverse learners, educational policies in rural areas, digitalisation and indigenous education.


Inclusive education

Indigenous education


Online and rural education



Network Planning Group

Tuija Turunen

Professor, Dean

Network lead

Faculty of Education

University of Lapland

+358 40 484 4124

tuija.turunen(at)ulapland.fi

Sara Ihamäki

Project coordinator

Faculty of Education

University of Lapland

+358 40 559 8251

sara.ihamaki(at)ulapland.fi

Satu-Maarit Korte

Dr., Senior researcher

Faculty of Education

University of Lapland

+358 40 484 4492

satu-maarit.korte(at)ulapland.fi


Pigga Keskitalo

Dr., University researcher

Faculty of Education

University of Lapland

+358 40 484 4153
pigga.keskitalo(at)ulapland.fi 

Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä

Dr., Vice-Dean, University lecturer

Faculty of Education
University of Lapland
+358 40 484 4120
outi.kyro-ammala(at)ulapland.fi

Suvi Lakkala

Dr., University lecturer

Faculty of Education
University of Lapland
+358 40 484 4108
suvi.lakkala(at)ulapland.fi 

Erika Sarivaara

Dr., University lecturer

Faculty of Education

University of Lapland

+358 40 484 4250
erika.sarivaara(at)ulapland.fi 


Latest news

ASSW 2023 will be held in Vienna, Austria 17 - 24 February 2023. Organizers are now accepting session proposals for the ASSW 2023 Science Symposium entitled "The Arctic in the Anthropocene".

Culturally Responsive Education Conference provides educators and administrators with a deep understanding of culturally responsive education and equips them to transform their classrooms, pedagogy, and curriculum to fully support all students' success-especially those who have been historically underserved, disenfranchised, and marginalized by...

Arctic Five Education is a project funded by Nordplus Higher Education. The project partners are University of Lapland, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Umeå University, Luleå University of Technology and University of Oulu. The project held workshop in Tromsø to discuss the future of the cooperation, as the current project is ending in May...