The project focuses on agency and voice of young children in marginalized, indigenous and immigrant children with diverse ethnical and cultural backgrounds.
The project got successful funding decision from Trans-Atlantic Platform Social Innovation funding call, and the project period is 26 months. The AdVoSt-project will enhance educators' knowledge of multiple storytelling pedagogies including perspectives of land-based learning. The research-based development of composing narratives with young learners through art, writing, photography, performance and digital representations privilege young children’s voice enabling their full citizenship.
The project is coordinated by University of Lapland, Finland and the university partners are Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and Leeds Beckett University, UK. In addition to university partners, there are also associations and other local organisations as cooperation partners. The project is part of activities of UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education.
The project is funded by Academy of Finland, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) and UK Research and Innovation. The grant is for 437 892 EUR, and it is divided with the partners as follows: 197 763 EUR for University of Lapland, 64 456 EUR for Memorial University and 175 674 EUR for Leeds Beckett.
The project includes five work packages: three for case studies (one for each country), one for comparison and dissemination activities and one for management. The outcomes of the project will be a handbook for practitioners, "white paper" for T-AP, scientific articles and conference presentations, webinars and dissemination events.