UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity focuses on teacher education for different levels of education, with a specific focus on social justice and diversity in education. The UArctic, Universities of Arctic's thematic networks foster issues-based cooperation within networks that are focused but flexible enough to respond quickly to topical Arctic issues. Read more about UArctic thematic networks (TNs) www.uarctic.org.
The network will enhance teacher education for equality and social justice in the Arctic region. Short-term goals will be to advance shared research on topics relevant to TN’s members, establish steady cooperation between teacher educators across the member universities, and stimulate staff and student exchange. A long-term goal will be to develop a virtual research and resource centre for high quality teacher education research and practice.
The network aims to facilitate interaction and promote research and joint teaching among the teacher education programmes in the member universities. At the initial stage, the network envisages the following:
- Shared research
- Publishing a joint book
- Joint conference presentations
- Co-authoring research articles
- Common study modules/study courses
- Student/teacher/researcher mobility, both short-term and full-term visits, including teaching and research
Co-creating culturally responsive arctic pedagogies and transformative teacher education to enable agency and sustainability for the Circumpolar North.
A slogan created together by the members 2017.
Tuija Turunen Janette Peltokorpi
Professor, (Lead) Project coordinator
Faculty of Education Faculty of Education
University of Lapland University of Lapland
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FERA Conference will be held in November 21-22, 2019 in Joensuu, Finland. Theme of the conference is “Learning landscapes are evolving – what of it?”
Minority Seminar 2020 will be held on May 6-8 in Vaasa, Finland, with theme "Curriculums for Social Justice". Call for papers is now open, with the deadline on September 30, 2019.
Conference event “Including the North: Indigenous Languages and Inclusion Policies in Education” was held in Arctic Science Summit Week 2019, on May 28, 2019. The event was successful and it highlighted the issues of education in circumpolar north. The event contributed to UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019.
The Position Statement on Arctic Pedagogy is now published and available online, as part of UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education's projects "Arctic Pedagogy in Teacher Education" and "Arctic Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity".