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.
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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.
Within the framework of the University’s global education services, the University has made a significant, multi-year partnership agreement with the Chilean Plus Finland education sector company. Teachers from the Teacher Training School of the University of Turku planned and will be organising a training programme for the Plus Finland’s selected trainers, after which these trainers who have received training in accordance with the programme will put it into practice in the local schools to train the Chilean principals.
The online lecture series “Erno Lehtinen Online Colloquium” ELOC will begin this October 7 at the University of Turku. The interactive lecture series celebrates the 70th birthday of Professor of Education Erno Lehtinen and his decades-long exemplary research career.
Finnish research and education expertise is in high demand around the world. Co-owned by the University of Turku, the University of Eastern Finland, and the Åbo Akademi University, Finland University offers various types of commissioned professional training both in South America and Middle East and in different parts of South East Asia.