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

Professor

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

During May 2022, Edda Óskarsdóttir (Associate Professor, University of Iceland) and Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir (Associate Professor, University of Akureyri) traveled to Scotland to visit Liz Curtis and Kirsten Darling-McQuistan, Teacher Educators at the University of Aberdeen, to discuss how inclusive education is understood and enacted in our...

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".