Tag: Nordic

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a good day to speak up for women’s rights and gender equality – also in education. Do you wish to know more about research on gender in education? Check out the Nordgente website, a great resource and a unique archive of research focusing on gender and education in a Nordic context. On the website, […]

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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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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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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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