, Dean, Professor of Education, University of Lapland, Finland
Presentation title: Teacher Education in the Arctic: Challenges and opportunities
Professor Tuija Turunen holds a position of Dean at the Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland. She leads UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity, which currently hosts over twenty member institutions across the circumpolar north. She also leads UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity. Professor Turunen’s current research interests focus on teacher education, professional development in higher education, educational transitions, especially starting school, multi-professional work in schools, and preventive school welfare work.