Successful dissemination of research results to Nordic policy makers

By on 10.02.2017 in Conferences

Top-notch Nordic researchers in the field of education, among them many JustEd members, disseminated their newest research findings to 130 researchers and policy makers at a conference in Stockholm 6–7 February. The event was a joint conference of the Nordic and national educational research programmes, NordForsk’s ‘Education for Tomorrow’ being one of them.

PGunilla Holmrofessor Gunilla Holm, Director of JustEd, gave one of the keynote talks and she focused on the signs of progression in the society, which has become visible to the researchers in JustEd, both in research and in policy and practice. Her talk begun by looking at the PISA results in the Nordic countries as a way of studying schooling and justice in these countries, moving on to highlighting the national curricula as another way of examining justice in the Nordic countries. As an example, she mentioned the national curriculum in Finland, which has drastically changed over the last 20 years.

“It has gone from talking about multicultural education in a superficial way only aimed at immigrant students to a social justice-oriented multicultural education for all. This is an example of policy change as furthering social justice in education,” said Gunilla.

 

The conference provided an arena for networking, discussing new ideas, exchanging experiences and presenting results from the Nordic Education for Tomorrow programme and national research programmes.

The conference provided an arena for networking, discussing new ideas, exchanging experiences and presenting results from the Nordic Education for Tomorrow programme and national research programmes.

Professor Emerita Mary James, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for 'Education for Tomorrow' gave her perspective from someone outside of the Nordic Region, who nevertheless has been observing the work of the Education for Tomorrow programme for the past four years.

Mary James

Professor Emerita Mary James, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the programme ‘Education for Tomorrow’, offered in her keynote a perspective from someone outside of the Nordic Region. Mary James has been observing the work of the Education for Tomorrow programme for the past four years.

One of the outcomes of the conference will be policy recommendations based on the research results of the six projects and the NCoE JustEd in the programme ‘Education for Tomorrow’.

Professor Fritjof Sahlström moderated a roundtable discussion on challenges in the educational systems.

Professor Fritjof Sahlström moderated a roundtable discussion on challenges in the educational systems.

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Policy makers and researchers from the Nordic countries discussed ideas for the emerging policy recommendations.

Professor Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) gave a keynote talk on future technology and robotics.

Professor Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) gave a keynote talk on future technology and robotics.

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Conference program.

Photo: Stefan Tell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Author: 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". .

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