Mia Smeds

Journalist currently working as Communications Specialist at the Nordic Centre of Excellence "Justice through Education in the Nordic countries" and in NordForsk's programme "Education for Tomorrow".

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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Education for Tomorrow seminar in Helsinki

By on 05.06.2017 in Conferences
Education for Tomorrow seminar in Helsinki

NordForsk’s Programme Education for Tomorrow and JustEd are having a joint seminar in Helsinki on Tuesday 6 June 2017 where JustEd teams are presenting examples of their research within JustEd. The event takes Place in Minerva Plaza, at the University of Helsinki, and is open for everybody interested in the research fields. Programme 12:30-14:30 Researchers of […]

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Hard work and tight deadline for JustEd members

By on 30.05.2017 in Publications, Workshop
Hard work and tight deadline for JustEd members

This week 30 JustEd members from all five Nordic countries gathered in Hveragerði, Iceland, to work together on the upcoming special issue in the Education Inquiry. The Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘JustEd’ has conducted research in and across all the Nordic countries since 2013, and will summarize some of its important findings in the upcoming special issue. “The […]

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Director Gunilla Holm received the Maikki Friberg Equality Prize

By on 29.05.2017 in Uncategorized
Director Gunilla Holm received the Maikki Friberg Equality Prize

“Everything I do is related to equality, equity and social justice in some way or another,” said Professor Gunilla Holm, Director of the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education’ (JustEd) when she received this year’s Maikki Friberg Equality Prize on behalf of the new Lower Comprehensive school Teacher Education programme at the University of Helsinki. […]

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