Case 1: Finland
The Finnish case aims to produce new knowledge to language learning context that is demanding and diverse. Pedagogical innovations are needed in order to promote young children's language skills and identity building, especially with children living outside of traditional Sámi areas. One answer to this challenge is distance education. The Finnish case study will explore new and innovative pedagogical models to provide culturally relevant pre-school education for 5 and 6 years old children via online learning environments.
Research privacy notice for Finnish case (in Finnish)
Finnish case project in research portal
Flyer on Finnish case (in Northern Sámi and Finnish)
Case 2: Canada
The Canadian case study will explore the ways that digital media, play, and land-based teaching approaches can come together to enhance storytelling in inclusive ways that augment literacy and language learning through culturally relevant arts-based approaches. The Canadian case study will examine how pre-school children use material culture (everyday objects) to make connections to places in which they live and learn, in order to share stories about their lives.
Case 3: UK
The UK case study will examine how practitioners might be better supported to work within diverse communities that permit the voices of all pupils to be heard and their perspectives be taken into consideration when planning for teaching and learning. The case study will work with practitioners to explore principles of practice focusing on theoretical notions of voice, space, audience and influence that might facilitate the voices and agency of all young children in educational settings and contribute to social cohesion both within the school setting and beyond into the community at large.