The Thousand Schools Programme aims to ensure equal and high-quality education for all children in India. Key figures of the Programme, Smita Agarwal and Sourav Roy, highlight the importance of bottom-up approaches, commitment and international engagement in reshaping education.
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The cLovid team, which has developed a new kind of innovation in educational technology, has received good reviews from its sponsor DAAD. The DAAD gave the project 93 out of a possible 100 points and is recommending to the EU that the project be presented as an example of good practice.
With the agreement, which will be in effect until 2033, the City of Rauma commits to supporting the operation and development of the Rauma campus of the Department of Teacher Education of the University of Turku.
The first teaching trial of cLovid, a web-based learning environment under development, proved to be a success. The two-hour session involving eight cases was a great success and many participants indicated that they would like to do this kind of learning more often. – All content and tools (PRISMA and OMERO) involved were developed in the EU project cLovid and will be made available as open educational resources, says University Researcher Laura Helle from the Department of Teacher Education.
Two seed-funded projects focusing on education and teaching facilitate cooperation with partners in Africa and India.
Associate Professor Jake McMullen from the Department of Teacher Education has been awarded a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship. It is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the learning and development of children and youth worldwide.
A new web-based learning environment has passed a stress test. In the test, 25 people from different parts of Europe tested the functionality and capacity of the learning environment. The program passed the test.
University of Turku and Polar Partners Ltd. Boost the Export of Finnish Educational Expertise with New Online Courses
The University of Turku and Polar Partners Ltd. collaborate to develop online courses which encapsulate the Finnish educational expertise in an easily adoptable manner. The courses of the Top Teacher programme are aimed at teachers and education specialist around the world who wish to deepen their existing professional skills with the Finnish education model and know-how.
The University of Turku, the University of Münster and the University Medical Center Utrecht are developing new solutions for online teaching based on visual material. During the EU-sponsored project, which will run until 2023, new digital tools coupled with innovative pedagogical scenarios will be tested in the teaching of pathology. At the University of Turku, there are researchers from the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Medicine involved in the project.
Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate Organization, and Martin Thrupp, Professor at New Zealand's Univeristy of Waikato, will give their honorary doctoral lectures at the end of My. The title of Heinonen's lecture is "What have I learned in 30 years about educational reforms?" and the title of Thrupp's presentation is "Education academics in small countries: Comparing notes between New Zealand and Finland". Both lectures can be followed remotely and you can also attend Thrupp's lecture at the University of Turku.