Newsletter 1/2023 Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity
UK's new Arctic policy mentions UArctic Thematic
Network Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity
United Kingdom published new policy paper titled "Looking North: The UK and The Arctic. The United Kingdom's Arctic Policy Framework". The policy paper mentions UArctic Thematic Network Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity as one of the connections between UK and the Arctic. Read the whole policy paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/looking-north-the-uk-and-the-arctic/looking-north-the-uk-and-the-arctic-the-united-kingdoms-arctic-policy-framework.
Diane Hirshberg awarded High North Hero 2023
In recognition of Professor Diane Hirshberg's expectional contribution to research, education and social and societal development in the Arctic through international cooperation, Hirshberg was awarded High North Hero 2023 award at High North Dialogue event in Bodø, Norway. Read more: https://www.highnorthnews.com/en/diane-hirshbergs-message-youth-there-space-every-young-person-make-difference.
Project ConnectED research visits
The ConnectED project aims to create connections between early career scholars and research across the Arctic by organising a series of research visits. Two blogposts of the visits have been published:
- From Iceland to Scotland: exploring inclusive education across contexts by Edda Óskarsdóttir and Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir
- The land of a 1000 lakes nourishes the mind... by Kalpana Vijayavarathan-R and Knút Háberg Eysturstein
Keynotes of the event "New Northern Pedagogies:
Conversations across the Arctic" published
Project "New Northern Pedagogies: Conversations Across the Arctic" held a three-day symposium in January 2023, bringing together teacher educators from the Arctic to debate how the principles of Arctic Pedagogy can support teacher education provision across Scotland.
Webinar "Teacher Education for Social Justice and
Diversity in post-Covid-19 New Future"
The webinar is the first discussion of the project "Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in a post-Covid-19 New Future" funded by U.S. Embassy in Finland is published. The webinar was recorded during the project's first scholar exchange in University of Lapland, Finland.
Recording of the speech "It's not a miracle:
Teacher Education and Teaching in Finland" published
The recording of Professor Tuija Turunen's speech "It's not a miracle: Teacher Education and Teaching in Finland" is now published. The speech was held during the project's "Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in a post-Covid-19 New Future" second scholar exchange on April 2023, in Juneau, Alaska.
ADVOST project held a four-day conference in St.
John's, Newfoundland, Canada
The conference brought together the ADVOST project team to explore range of topics, including augmented and virtual reality devices, digital pedagogy, and the use of creatice technology in educational spaces.
Teacher educators from Mozambique visited the Faculty
of Education, University of Lapland
The Faculty of Education of University of Lapland is working in the Theory-Practice Balance in Teacher Education (TEPATE) development project together with two Mozambican teacher education units, Universidade Pedagógica de Maputo (UP) and Instituto Superior de Educacão e Tecnologia - One World (ISET One World). The project is managed by the Finnish National Board of Education and coordinated by Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK). The aim of the project is to develop teacher education programmes in the Mozambican teacher education units so that graduating teachers have better theoretical knowledge and practical pedagogical skills.
University of São Paulo joins UNITWIN/UNESCO Network
on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity
UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity warmly welcomes new member, University of São Paulo, to our network!
Teachers: What Works?" in Bodø, Norway May 6-7, 2024
The international conference "Recruiting Teachers: What Works?" focuses on initatives and actions taken that have resulted in a positive change either on a regional, national or international level. In a nutshell, the conference aims at answering the following questions: What initatives and measures taken have resulted in more qualified teachers? What strategies have resulted in that more young people have chosen to become a teacher? Registration opens October 1, 2023.
Arctic Congress 2024 in Bodø, Norway 29 May - 3 June,
Arctic Congress 2024 combines the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) XI, UArctic Congress 2024, and High North Dialogue 2024. The congress takes place from 29 May to 3 June 2024 in Bodø, Norway, hosted by Nordland Research Institute and NORD University. Conference website: https://www.arcticcongress.com/.
Call for Session proposals is open until 15 June, 2023: https://www.arcticcongress.com/call-for-session-proposals
SAVE THE DATE: UNESCO Conference "Reimaging teachers and teacher
education for our futures" in Helsinki, Finland, 18-20 June 2024
University of Helsinki is hosting an UNESCO Conference with the working title "Reimaging teachers and teacher education for our futures" in Helsinki, Finland on 18-20 June 2024. More information coming soon.
Education, Equity and Inclusion - Teaching and
Learning for a Sustainable North (Springer)
Editors: Diane B. Hirshberg, Mhairi C. Beaton, Gregor Maxwell, Tuija Turunen, Janette Peltokorpi
The book provides a current view on education, equity and inclusion within the lens of education for a sustainable North. The book explores the provision of education across the north, focusing on challenges and innovations in meeting the needs of diverse learners in remote and rapidly changing contexts.
Recording of the panel discussion from the book launch in November: https://youtu.be/ZNlfGPXC91U
Finland's Famous Education System - Unvarnished
Insights into Finnish Schooling (Springer)
Editors: Martin Thrupp, Piia Seppänen, Jaakko Kauko, Sonja Kosunen
The book provides academic insights and serves as a platform for research-informed discussion about education in Finland. Bringing together the work of more than 50 authors across 28 chapters, it presents a major collection of critical views of the Finnish education system and topics that cohere around social justice concerns. It questions rhetoric, myths, and commonly held assumptions surrounding Finnish schooling.
A Transnational Comparatice Study of Teachers' Experienxes
of Remote Teaching and Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic
Korte, S-M., Körkkö, M., Kyrö-Ämmälä, O., Hast, M., Mommo, S., Paksuniemi, M., Maxwell, G., Beaton, M. & Keskitalo, P. (2023). Current Issues in Comparative Education 25(1) 4-24.