“Interaction is the most important element of learning”

By on 18.06.2018 in Awards
“Interaction is the most important element of learning”

JustEd researcher and Associate Professor Jaakko Kauko just received the annual ‘Teacher of the Year Award’ at the University of Tampere. According to his students, Kauko is an inspiring teacher who knows how to encounter students as individuals. He is known for emphasizing the importance of dialogue in his tuition challenging the students. “I teach […]

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JustEd researchers supporting youth
at risk of social exclusion

JustEd researchers supporting youth <br> at risk of social exclusion

In Sweden, JustEd members are currently working on a new research collaboration project funded by the Swedish research council. The project ‘On the move’ put interest in students at risk of not being eligible for one of the Swedish upper secondary programs. The aim is to strengthen the educational and professional opportunities for students without […]

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Academy of Finland granted JustEd research team 480.000 euros

By on 07.06.2018 in Funding
Academy of Finland granted JustEd research team 480.000 euros

  A team of JustEd researchers just received a grant of 480.000 euros from the Academy of Finland. The aim of the project ‘Local Educational Ethos’ is to study well-performing comprehensive schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods in metropolitan Helsinki, investigating how schools can fight the problems of segregation and alleviate the effects of local disadvantage to […]

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“We need to stop talking about ‘normal’ students”

“We need to stop talking about ‘normal’ students”

JustEd director, professor Gunilla Holm and JustEd team leader, dean Fritjof Sahlström discuss marginalisation and discrimination in Nordic schools in a recent interview article in Hufvudstadsbladet (HBL), the biggest Swedish-language newspaper in Finland. “Marginalisation, discrimination and exclusion are common in Nordic schools. In order to make a change we need  to address these issues both on a political and practical […]

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JustEd policy implications: Promoting social justice in education through policy making in the Nordics

JustEd policy implications: Promoting social justice in education through policy making in the Nordics

Based on a synthesis of years of research, JustEd researchers just published a set of policy implications for the Nordic countries. The researchers are appealing to policymakers to adjust educational policies and curricula to explicitly address and counteract social segregation, marginalization, discrimination, and exclusion in the educational system in order to promote equity in education. […]

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Photos from conference dinner and dance

By on 05.06.2018 in Conferences
Photos from conference dinner and dance

We have received a lot of feedback from the JustEd2018 conference attendees and apparently, the conference was a success! The attendees were especially satisfied with the interesting topics and the supportive atmosphere. Here you can see some fresh photos from the conference dinner and dance, by photographer Elisa Lovati. Have you already had a look […]

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JustEd2018 conference: Photos from day 2

By on 24.05.2018 in Conferences
JustEd2018 conference: Photos from day 2

The JustEd2018 international research conference connected researchers from all over the world, sharing their knowledge and experiences on how to promote social justice through education on a global scale. Check out the photos from day 2 in the gallery below: Photos: Riikka Mäkinen & Charlotta Järf

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JustEd2018 conference day 2: Gender and sexual equality and diversity

JustEd2018 conference day 2: Gender and sexual equality and diversity

How can homophobia be diminished in schools and classrooms? Should gender and sexuality education be part of the official curriculum? How should gender and sexuality be framed in teaching? These questions, among others, were discussed in the keynote sessions on the second day of the JustEd2018 international research conference. Keynote speakers Ann Phoenix (University of London, England) […]

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JustEd2018 conference: Photos from day 1

By on 23.05.2018 in Conferences
JustEd2018 conference: Photos from day 1

The JustEd2018 international research conference gathers 180 participants from 24 countries. During day 1, the participants enjoyed keynote and paper sessions, in addition to a delicious dinner and dancing in the evening. Check out the photos from day 1 in the gallery below: Photos: Riikka Mäkinen & Charlotta Järf

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JustEd2018 conference:
Book of abstracts available online

JustEd2018 conference: <br>Book of abstracts available online

Are you curious about the paper, poster and symposia sessions at the JustEd2018 international research conference in Helsinki? Now all the abstracts are available online. You can access the book of abstracts here!  

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