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: 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 network'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.
The network leader, professor Tuija Turunen tells about the network and its activities in the interview of UArctic.
- Cape Breton University Canada
Leigh Potvin (leigh_potvin(at)cbu.ca)
Carolin Kreber (carolin_kreber(at)cbu.ca)
- Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, University of Jyväskylä Finland
Heidi Harju-Luukkainen (heidi.harju-luukkainen(at)chydenius.fi)
Minna Maunula (minna.maunula(at)chydenius.fi)
Minna Maunumäki (minna.maunumaki(at)chydenius.fi)
- Kotlik School United States
Nelressa Faye (nfaye(at)lysd.org)
- Leeds Beckett University United Kingdom
Mhairi Beaton (m.c.beaton(at)leedsbeckett.ac.uk)
- Luleå University of Technology Sweden
Eva Alerby (eva.alerby(at)ltu.se)
- Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada
Kirk Anderson (kirk.anderson(at)mun.ca)
Sylvia Moore (sylvia.moore(at)mun.ca)
Anne Burke (amburke(at)mun.ca)
- Mongolian National University of Education Mongolia
Burmaa Tsoodol (burmaa(at)msue.edu.mn)
Dembereldorj Uuriintuya (uuriintuya.d(at)msue.edu.mn)
Tungalag Baljir (tungalagbaljir(at)msue.edu.mn)
- Murmansk Arctic State University Russia
Yulia Shestova (yuliashestova(at)yandex.ru)
Tatiana Kuzmicheva (tvkuzmicheva(at)gmail.com)
- Nord University Norway
Heidi Harju-Luukkainen (heidi.k.harju-luukkainen(at)nord.no)
The annual wheel of regular activities aims to visualise the activities and actions of the network. It includes all yearly repeated and continuing activities of the network.
The annual wheel includes four circles:
Activities are open for all to participate. They are usually organised online or in connection with a relevant conference, to make participating possible for as many people as possible.
Network development and evaluation includes yearly internal evaluation measures and network development meetings. The evaluation measures are conducted through evaluation questionnaires or online meetings, and they are connected to many projects that run in yearly circles (starting and ending at summer).
Planning group is based at the University of Lapland. It has meetings on monthly basis to plan, coordinate and evaluate the network activities.
Funding is seeked and applied regularly to secure the continuation of network activities.
Timing of the activities may vary yearly due to the schedules of relevant conferences and other activities.
In addition, the network organises also other activities, such as publications, workshops and summits. These activities are not repeated yearly, but they are more project-based activities, which is why they are not included in the annual wheel.
Tuija Turunen Janette Peltokorpi
Professor, (Lead) Project manager
Faculty of Education Faculty of Education
University of Lapland University of Lapland
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