How education can help children and young people find their place in the community and society? This issue will be addressed in the panel discussion On the Right Track - Education as a Pathway to Inclusion at the Faculty of Education of the University of Turku. On Thursday 8.4. Olli-Pekka Heinonen, the Director General of the Finnish National Agency for Education, will take part in the panel discussion streamed via zoom from 10.15 to 11.45.
The current government program emphasises the importance of education as a solution to various problems and a response to many societal challenges. The panelists in the ‘On the right track - Education for Inclusion’ panel also considered the opportunities for the school to meet the growing expectations of society, the labor market, technology and a wide range of other factors.
One particularly much debated reform is the extension of compulsory education. Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the Finnish National Agency for Education, Tero Järvinen, Professor of Education, Teija Koskela, University Researcher at the Department of Teacher Education, Satu Kekki, Rector at the the Teacher Training School of Turku, and high school student Daria Vorobyeva and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) collegium Jenni Tikkanen.
The discussion also opens up the concept of inclusion and its key factors. One aspect is the different pathways, their potential problems and intersections. The issue is also considered from the perspective of immigrants. The aim is also to find issues related to inclusion that have been left out of the debate.
The online event is open to everyone and can be watched on Thursday 8.4. 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.