Intellectually inspiring collaborative writing on gender and social class in early childhood education

Intellectually inspiring collaborative writing on gender and social class in early childhood education

Collaborative writing is “effective, fun and intellectually inspiring” says university lecturer Sirpa Lappalainen (University of Helsinki) who recently presented a joint paper together with associate professor Ylva Odenbring (University of Gothenburg). In their recent joint work these two JustEd members explore how gender and class are researched in early childhood education. The focus is on […]

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JustEd Mobility Fellowships 2018

By on 12.09.2017 in Calls, Mobility
JustEd Mobility Fellowships 2018

JustEd has been promoting international researcher mobility by granting JustEd Mobility Fellowships for 2-4 week long visits to JustEd’s partner institutions. During these visits the mobility fellows have furthered Nordic educational research with activities such as joint writing, preparing research plans, gathering data, developing ideas, giving lectures, establishing research networks. To continue with the good experiences […]

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Discussing school achievement, gender, class and place at a conference on current school politics in Sweden

Discussing school achievement, gender, class and place at a conference on current school politics in Sweden

Elisabet Öhrn, leader of JustEd team 6, gave the opening lecture on “Equal and egalitarian school? School achievement, gender, class and place” at the conference Aktuell Skolpolitik (Current school politics) 30-31 August 2017. Aktuell skolpolitik is one of the biggest conferences in the field of education in the Northern Sweden. This annual conference is an […]

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Exploring life in Nordic classrooms

By on 31.08.2017 in Publications
Exploring life in Nordic classrooms

Professor Kirsti Klette stands on a chair in a corner of the classroom with her back towards the room. She’s in a hurry. Before the lecture starts in a few minutes, she needs to have fastened the small video camera in the upper corner of the room, and connected it to the computer below. She […]

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Upcoming activities in JustEd

By on 24.08.2017 in Uncategorized
Upcoming activities in JustEd

The Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘JustEd’ has one year left of funding and this during this last year the plan is to draw together the research and write policy implications for Nordic policy makers and stakeholders in the field of education. The Management group held a meeting in connection to the ECER conference in Copenhagen […]

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Seminar on in(ex)clusion and the construction of the “Other” in math and science education

By on 24.08.2017 in Seminars
Seminar on in(ex)clusion and the construction of the “Other” in math and science education

JustEd member Professor Paola Valero is part of the organizing group gathering 16 international scholars and 14 PhD students to explore new directions for research on mathematics and science education for students with a background of immigration in a seminar. The seminar takes place on 26–28 September at Stockholm University. “The low achievement of these […]

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JustEd members collaborate in research project on technology in primary schools

By on 03.07.2017 in Uncategorized
JustEd members collaborate in research project on technology in primary schools

Two JustEd members, Professor Kathrin Otrel-Cass at Aalborg University and Post doc researcher Riikka Hohti at University of Helsinki, participate in the three country project Beyond technology in primary schools: the role of technology ownership in different subjects and the impact on pedagogy, and they recently met at the annual meeting of the project. “This project explores practices […]

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Four JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

By on 14.06.2017 in Funding
Four JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

JustEd members Kristiina Brunila, Piia Seppänen, Tero Järvinen and Sonja Kosunen have received funding from the Academy of Finland. Kristiina Brunila got four year funding for her new project called Interrupting Youth Support Systems in the Ethos of Vulnerability, which is a continuation of the ending project Youth on the Move. Kristiina’s research project focus on critically exploring cross-sectoral policies and […]

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History, planning and share coincidence explains the success of the Finnish compulsory education

By on 09.06.2017 in Publications
History, planning and share coincidence explains the success of the Finnish compulsory education

Five JustEd members have joined forces in analysing the “Finnish Educational Miracle” that has been attracting attention in the educational world ever since Finland rocketed to fame following the PISA studies during the 2000s. “We present a comprehensive analysis of dynamics in compulsory education politics, policy making and governance, families’ educational strategies and classroom culture,” says […]

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“This is the best we have seen from JustEd so far”

By on 07.06.2017 in Seminars
“This is the best we have seen from JustEd so far”

“We have mix of presentations of researchers represented from full professor and assistant professor to post doc researchers and doctoral students. We also have a variety of research from policy studies to discourse analysis and thnographic studies represented,” said JustEd Director Gunilla Holm when she welcomed members of the Scientific Advisory Board and NordForsk’s Education for […]

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