Arctic Five Teacher Education project held an online workshop on developing the 1st module of a 3-module master study course ‘Arctic Inclusive Education’ (10 ETCS) and to discuss future visions.
The workshop was an activity of the Arctic Five Education project
where the University of Lapland leads the pilot of a 3-module Arctic
Inlusive Education study course. In the workshop, associate professor Gregor Maxwell
from UiT The Arctic University of Norway told about the pilot
implementation of the module 1 “Educational Challenges in the Arctic –
Education for all” (5 ECTS), where Maxwell acted as a coordinating
teacher. After his presentation, the workshop continued with discussions
about the content, ideas about the technical and pedagogical
implementation and teachers and students perspectives. The project group
also identified the development needs for implementing the module next
After that, Janette Peltokorpi and Päivi Martin
from University of Lapland gave a presentation of Service blueprint
visualisation of the Arctic Five project. The service blueprint
introduced the multidimensional and simultaneous processes of the
execution of the administrative and management procedures, taking e.g.
faculty processes, academic coordination and student’s path points of
views into account.
Finally, there was a conversation regarding the future prospects. The
project group agreed that the project has been successful and we have
learnt a lot about developing joint study course. It has been an unique
experience, as this is a new way of doing shared teaching activities in
our universities, and we have solved many nonadministrative and academic
questions during the process. All partners are willing to continue the
collaboration, and there are several possible future activities to be
The pilot of the second study module of the ‘Arctic Inclusive
Education’, titled “Inclusive Education and Pedagogy”, was completed and
will be analysed in the next project workshop in May. Teaching in the
third study module “Sámi Presence in Educational Settings” (2.5 ECTS)
will start tomorrow, on 15 April and will finish in the week 19.
There’s information about the all the 3 modules on our website.
The Arctic Five Education project aims to develop a joint Nordic
master’s program and the we are enthusiastic about the evolution of the
cooperation and new achievements!
Text written by Titta Myllyniemi