UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity took part into Finland as a strong actor in the global learning crisis - a national education sector development cooperation seminar on 27th of November. The seminar concentrated on solving the global learning crisis and identifying successful multi-stakeholder collaboration models.
UNITWIN/UNESCO Network organized a panel discussion about Educating for the Future. Teacher Education Takes Action. In the session we discussed about the quality of teacher education in diverse contexts with special focus on inclusive practices and social justice as basis for educational practices. The discussion was founded on the Conclusions approved as Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group project outcomes concerning teacher education.
At the session, the panel discussion was based on three video presentations by experts from Ethiopia and New Zealand. The topics that were discussed were teacher education in Ethiopia and indigenous language teaching.
The chair of the panel discussion was prof. Tuija Turunen (University of Lapland)
Acting as panelists were: MP Inka Hopsu (Finnish Parliament), Lecturer Heli Vigren (University of Turku) and Docent Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland)
The video presentations were from: Yohannes G/tsadik (University of Mekelle, Ethiopia), Senior Advisor Dr. Sai Väyrynen (Embassy of Finland in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia) and Senior Lecturer Dr. Mari Ropata-Te Hei (Massey University, New Zealand)