Tag: Teacher Education

Nordic research on gender in education now gathered on one website

By on 24.03.2017 in Public dissemination
Nordic research on gender in education now gathered on one website

The JustEd spin-off project Gender in Teacher Education has launched a website where Nordic research in the fields of gender and education is collected. The aim with this website is to increase awareness in teaching as well as in teacher education in all the Nordic countries. The website includes studies from all Nordic countries, conducted […]

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Seven open positions at the University of Helsinki

By on 13.12.2016 in Uncategorized
Seven open positions at the University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is now hiring two professors/associate professors/assistant professors in Education, and five Senior Lecturers in Education. These positions are tightly linked to the Swedish-language programme for class teachers at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Therefore, the language of instruction is Swedish. Please also note that the profile for lower comprehensive school teacher […]

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New website will facilitate the inclusion of gender issues in teacher educations

By on 19.10.2016 in Workshop
New website will facilitate the inclusion of gender issues in teacher educations

“Something should be done for the teacher education, and this has been on the agenda for a long time. However, students still graduate without knowing anything about gender issues,” said Professor Emeritus Elina Lahelma, University of Helsinki, kick-starting the brainstorming session at the GENTE meeting in Helsinki 29–30 September. Elina leads the project Gender in […]

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Welcome to JustEd Summer School’s open day 8 August

By on 15.07.2016 in Guest lectures
Welcome to JustEd Summer School’s open day 8 August

“Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to “make a difference.” But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge,” asks Bree Picower. Picower is Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, USA, and will set […]

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Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

By on 15.06.2016 in PhD thesis
Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

“Considering how little we in fact know about teacher training’s impact on education, there seems to be a surprisingly strong tendency to think that teacher education is some sort of master key that can be easily used to change schools and society. Teacher education surely matters, but how and to what extent ­– that we […]

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The conference Bringing teacher education forward was a success

The conference Bringing teacher education forward was a success

In the beginning of June, the conference Bringing teacher education forward at the University of Oslo, gathered over 200 researchers and professionals from 29 countries with the aim of bringing teacher education forward as a critical field of exploration. “The idea behind the conference for Norway’s Research Council was to bring forward five big projects […]

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School bul­ly­ing com­mon­place for LGB­TIQ youth

By on 01.06.2016 in Seminars
School bul­ly­ing com­mon­place for LGB­TIQ youth

They have been made invisible at school, bullied and excluded. For LGBTIQ youth, even small measures could make school a safe place where they can be themselves.  “School is not a safe space for LGBTIQ youth. Many of those who have told their teachers about being bullied have received no help, and have sometimes even […]

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Creating a new Nordic webpage for teacher educators

By on 25.05.2016 in Uncategorized
Creating a new Nordic webpage for teacher educators

JustEd members in the spin-off Project GENTE (Gender in Teacher Educaton) gathered in Helsinki last week to work on the new webpage targeted at Nordic Teacher Educators. The aim is to build a database where teacher educators and their students easily will access Nordic research in the fields of gender and education. Many of the […]

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Looking for University Lecturers with passion for social justice and diversity

By on 24.03.2016 in Public dissemination
Looking for University Lecturers with passion for social justice and diversity

University of Helsinki is hiring two University Lecturers for the new Swedish-language teacher education programme starting this autumn. The focus of the new lower comprehensive school teacher education programme is social justice, diversity and multilingualism, and it places a significant focus on prospective teachers’ ability and tools to work in an increasingly culturally diverseschool environment. […]

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Racism can be beaten in the classroom

Racism can be beaten in the classroom

A student in your classroom is voicing racist opinions. As a teacher, how would you handle the situation? Respect for diversity is fostered in the classroom, but teachers need both support and tools to tackle touchy issues in our schools. “Silencing racist opinions in class is not a solution,” says Professor Heidi Safia Mirza from […]

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