MAY 2019
 

Evaluation survey for network members is now open

Evaluation survey for the members (contact persons) of UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education and UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education is now open. The survey is to evaluate the cooperation and activities of the networks, by their members. The survey is anonymous, and the results will be used for the development of the cooperation. The survey is open until July 10, 2019.

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Panel discussion and book launch at ASSW2019

UArctic TN Teacher Education and UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education are co-organising an event "Including the North: Indigenous Languages and Inclusion Policies in Education" on May 28 at 14:30-16:00 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. The event programme includes a panel discussion and launching a printed book "Including the North: a Comparative Study of the Policies on Inclusion and Equity in the Circumpolar North". The event will be part of official programme of Arctic Science Summit Week 2019 and it also contributes to UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019.

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Arctic Council SDWG project concluded with great achievements - Deliverables published!

The Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) project "Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic", coordinated by UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education, was concluded in the ministerial meeting of Arctic Council in May. The project's deliverables are now published and available on network's website. 

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The Arctic5 project concluded in its third workshop - Follow-up project gained funding

The third workshop of Arctic5 project "Joint Online Master Course on the Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy" was held in May 13-14 in Luleå, Sweden. The workshop was successful and the project group finalised the curriculum for joint online course. Follow-up project gained funding for next year of the project, so the work continues in the autumn.

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Maori Education webinar was successful - recording available online

The network webinar titled "Sustaining and endangered language through initial teacher education. The Māori language experiecne in New Zealand" was held in April 15. The presentation was held by professor Huia Jankhe from School of Māori Knowledge of Massey University, New Zealand. The webinar was very successful and the presentation also included experiences from the students. The recording of the webinar is now available on the website.

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Conference Developing an Inclusive School included a symposium, keynote speeches and an ebook launch

Conference Developing an Inclusive School was held on March 26-27 in Rovaniemi, Finland. UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education organised two keynote speeches and a symposium presentation in the conference. Also the online version of book "Including the North: a Comparative Study of the Policies on Inclusion and Equity in the Circumpolar North" was launched as part of the conference.

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Five new network members joined

UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education was expanded by four new members in its biannual administrational meeting in March. New members are Charles Sturt University, Mekelle University, Hawassa University and Vytautas Magnus University. Also UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education gained a new network member, when Nord University joined the network.

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