December 2019

Upcoming network events

Local summit "Contemporary Issues in Education in Multicultural North" will be held in 29-30 January, 2020 in Levanger, Norway. The event is organised by Nord University, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Sámi University of Applied Sciences and University of Lapland as part of UArctic Thematic Network activities, and it is open for all to participate. Registration is now open!
More information in the event website.

UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education will have a session in ICASS X conference in 15-20 June, 2020 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. The session is titled "Promoting inclusion and wellbeing at school in the Arctic" and the call for abstracts is now open until December 31, 2019.
More information in ICASS X website.

Roundtable discussion "Do you speak my language?" was held in FERA conference - recording available!

UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education and UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education co-organised a roundtable discussion "Do you speak my language?" in 21 November, 2019 in Joensuu, Finland as part of FERA conference for education. The discussion was very successful and the event was video recorded. The recording is now published in the networks' YouTube channel.
More information in a news piece

The Arctic Five group started to create online work spaces in their fourth workshop 

The fourth Arctic Five workshop was held on 29-20 October, 2019 in Oulu, Finland. The workshop was the first one with administrative staff involved from all five universities. The second year of the project aims to develop online learning environments and solve practical issues regarding implementing joint course of five universities. The group aims to run the course for the first time in autumn 2020.
More information in a news piece

Network Webinar: The Emerging Concern for Indigenous Language Education in Public Education in Canada

UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education and UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education are organized a webinar as part of UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 on October. Associate professor Frank Deer held a presentation about investigating how public school districts in Canada are responding to the educational imperatives associated with indigenous language programming. Recording of the presentation has also been added to  networks' YouTube channel as well as our Resource center website.
More information in a news piece

Three successful funding decisions for network projects

Project Enhancing Equity and Inclusion in Education in Circumpolar North (EICN) received successful funding decision from Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. The project, led by University of Greenland, will focus on themes of inclusion and equity in education.
More information in the project website

The AdVoSt project got successful funding decision from Trans-Atlantic Platform Social Innovation. The AdVoSt-project will enhance educators' knowledge of multiple storytelling pedagogies including perspectives of land-based learning.
More information in the project website

Project Indigenous Pedagogy in Teacher Education (IPED) has got a NOS-HS grant to organize three workshops. The goal of the project is to review and identify the Sámi pedagogy research needs at northern teacher education contexts and to support new research areas’ development. 
More information in the project website

Position Statement on Arctic Pedagogy published

The Position Statement on Arctic Pedagogy was published on June 2019 and it's available online. The Position Statement aims to explain what Arctic pedagogy is and how it can be implemented. It's based on literature review and a panel discussion. The Statement culminates in the entitlements: what the children and young people, teachers, teacher education institutions and local communities in the Arctic are entitled?
More information in a news piece

Succesfull panel and book launch event in Arctic Science Summit Week – recordings available online!

The UArctic and UNESCO/UNITWIN Networks on Teacher Education organised a panel discussion and book launch on May 28, 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia as part of Arctic Science Summit Week 2019. In the panel, issues of education in circumpolar north were highlighted. The panel discussion focused on themes like inclusion of indigenous languages in education, challenges and possibilities to get education in indigenous languages and use them outside home, and quality of inclusive education. The recording is available in the YouTube and the Resource centre.
More information in a news piece

University of Akureyri joins UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education

University of Akureyri has signed the Memorandum of Understanding to join UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity.  By having University of Akureyri as its newest network member, the Thematic Network has now 26 members across the Arctic and beyond.