The five Arctic universities, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Umeå University, Luleå Technical University, University of Oulu and University of Lapland formed a new collaboration called Arctic Five in summer 2018.
The goals of the collaboration are to develop a joint online course
on inclusive education, to share expertise between the universities, to
strengthen the Nordic cooperation and to create possibility for students
for networking and achieving broad Nordic approach in educational
The first workshop of developing the Arctic 5 online
study course was held on 10-11 October, 2018 in Tromso, Norway. The goal
of the workshop was to develop a basis of the curriculum for the
“Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy Master Study Course” (10 ECTS).
first day of workshop, the working group defined a mutual understanding
on inclusion, which is the core of the joint course. After that, the
group started creating the curriculum. In the next day, the group
discussed about existing online study courses and how the practicalities
were organized in them. In the second day of the workshop, the group
also finished the first draft of the curriculum.
was successful and productive – the first workshop achieved its goal and
the basis for the online study course is now created. The work
continues in January, when the Arctic 5 group gets together in Rovaniemi
to continue developing the course.
Text and photos: Janette Peltokorpi