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Erik De Corte Award for Jake McMullen at EARLI 2019


Postdoctoral Researcher, Docent Jake McMullen from University of Turku’s Faculty of Education has won the esteemed Erik De Corte biennial award at this year’s international EARLI 2019 Conference in Aachen, Germany.

Finnish Education System’s Top Reputation Brought Teachers from Hong Kong for Five-week Excursion to University of Turku and Turun normaalikoulu School


For five weeks, a group of teachers from Hong Kong visited the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Turku and the Turun normaalikoulu school to learn more about the Finnish education system and teacher education. As for the special characteristics of the Finnish education system, the visitors were particularly interested in phenomenon-based learning, teacher’s independent role, and focusing on the pedagogical aspect of teaching.

Students at International School in Finland Significantly Outperform U.S. Students on ‘Fake News’ Digital Literacy Tasks


A recent study revealed students at an international school in Finland significantly outperformed U.S. students on tasks which measure digital literacy in social media and online news. The researchers suggest this may be due to the Finnish and International Baccalaureate curricula’s different way of facilitating students’ critical thinking skills compared to the U.S. system and curriculum. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Research in International Education in April.

Namibian Teacher Students in Rauma Finalise Their Studies in Namibia — Bachelor’s Degrees Will Be Completed Next Autumn


The 24 Namibian teacher students at the Department of Teacher Education in Rauma will return to their home country at the beginning of December to finalise their studies in Namibia. Before completing their degree, the students still have to carry out a three-month teaching practice in their home country. The Department of Teacher Training at the Faculty of Education of the University of Turku in Rauma is responsible also for the finalising of the education.

Department of Teacher Education

In the Department of Teacher Education the basis of teaching and learning are scientific and critical thinking, innovativeness, ethic responsibility and sense of community. 

Unit for University Pedagogy

University teacher’s work is at it’s best a fulfilling dialogue between research and teaching, and develops both the students’ and the teacher’s thinking within their discipline. The goal of the Unit for University Pedagogy is to conduct university pedagogical research and promote utilizing university pedagogical knowledge in developing education at the University of Turku.

Research at the Department of Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education provides internationally recognized critical research which creates the basis for teaching of different subjects in the Department. The research on learning and education is recognized as one of the areas of strength in research at the University of Turku.