Seminar: Working with and for Social Justice

By on 21.02.2018 in Seminars
Seminar: Working with and for Social Justice

What does promotion of social justice mean and require – from research methodologies, dialogue, teaching, and the researcher as an academic actor? The two-day seminar ‘Working with and for Social Justice’ 15-16.3 invites scholars to discuss promotion of social justice in and through their work, providing a space to approach this from a variety of […]

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25 million NOK to new Nordic Centre of Excellence

By on 21.02.2018 in Funding
25 million NOK to new Nordic Centre of Excellence

What does good teaching look like in the Nordic classrooms today? Teaching quality is the focal point for the new Nordic Centre of Excellence starting in 2018 at the University of Oslo. Professor Kirsti Klette will be leading the programme called QUINT ‘Quality in Nordic Teaching’. In what way does teaching make a difference to student learning and engagement? And what is the […]

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Open lecture: The LISA study – assessing instructional quality in the Nordic secondary classrooms

Open lecture: The LISA study – assessing instructional quality in the Nordic secondary classrooms

What are the main differences in mathematics instruction in Norway and Finland? And which country’s teachers score higher in the student surveys? Attend JustEd’s open lecture by visiting scholar Jennifer Luoto, PhD student, in Helsinki on Friday 16.2.2018 at 1-2 PM. In the first part, Jennifer will present the LISA study, the measures used to study instructional quality, […]

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Feedback and behavior management keys to student success?

By on 12.02.2018 in Research findings
Feedback and behavior management keys to student success?

It all started with a mediocre PISA reading score for Norwegian pupils in 2001. Senior Researcher Astrid Roe was intrigued: “I wondered what was happening in the Norwegian classrooms.” After years of researching reading literacy, Astrid, as a part of a research team, started collecting video recordings from classrooms. The latest findings are significant – […]

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Lessons from Sweden on marketizing education

By on 26.01.2018 in Publications
Lessons from Sweden on marketizing education

In Sweden, the free choice of school and the marketization of educational institutions have created one of the world’s most market driven education systems. How is this influencing the comparability and equivalence between schools, and how is it affecting teachers and students? These are the themes for the new book “Neoliberalism and market forces in […]

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Apply now for LERU Doctoral Summer School

By on 26.01.2018 in Mobility, Seminars
Apply now for LERU Doctoral Summer School

  The theme of LERU doctoral summer school 2018 is the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle major challenges in today’s global society. The doctoral summer school will be held at the KU Leuven in Belgium 9-13 July 2018. The summer school brings together participants and experts with a wide variety of academic backgrounds. It […]

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Submit your abstract now – last call for proposals

By on 09.01.2018 in Calls, Conferences
Submit your abstract now – last call for proposals

The third call for proposals was just released for the international research conference ‘Promoting justice through education’ 22-23 May 2018 in Helsinki. We warmly invite you to submit your abstract for a paper or an interactive poster presentation.  The abstract submission deadline is 15 January 2018. The conference will be examining educational policies and practices in a critical light from a […]

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University of Helsinki receives 4 million euros for Nordic research

By on 03.01.2018 in Funding
University of Helsinki receives 4 million euros for Nordic research

The university consortia ReNew ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ has been granted about 4,3 million euros by Nordforsk. The research hub ReNEW, consisting of six universities, is lead by the Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS) at the University of Helsinki, a network for multidisciplinary research on the Nordic Region. Professor Peter Stadius at the […]

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Call for proposals – present your paper at our international research conference

By on 12.12.2017 in Calls, Conferences
Call for proposals – present your paper at our international research conference

The international research conference ‘Promoting justice through education’, 22-23 May 2018 in Helsinki, examines educational policies and practices in a critical light from a Nordic perspective. The Nordic education systems of today are facing increasing influences of market-oriented competition, social stratification and marginalization or social exclusion. This conference problematizes the current educational trends in Nordic education and explores new […]

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New book: Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic Countries

By on 29.11.2017 in Publications
New book: Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic Countries

“School is crucial in children’s and young people’s subject formation. It frames how they understand themselves as learners and more broadly as human beings. Moreover school also has very material effects on future life prospects when guiding students to follow particular paths and form understandings of the world and their place in it.” A freshly […]

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