Curriculum convertibility for remote learning in Ghana
Curriculum Development, Mobility, Research, Teacher Training
The research focuses on home economics education at the upper secondary school level, specifically how the curriculum can be converted to remote and online training situations, where face-to-face learning is not possible and/or the internet connection is not reliable. A document analysis of the subject matter and teaching strategies was carried out to identify aspects that need conversion, can be delivered remotely and need to be substituted. Primary data was collected through focus group discussions involving teachers and students. Findings will be included into the current curriculum.
Learning to design – Designing to learn (LDDL)
Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Research, Teacher Education
The “Learning to design – Designing to learn” (LDDL) project is a research collaboration between the University of Helsinki and the University of Johannesburg and aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education as well as to promote continuous learning opportunities for all. We will conduct research on pupils learning in post 4IR era through the design of digital artifacts, such as Lego-robots, videoclips, and reports in the context of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. The proposed project will support researchers and teachers in research-practice partnership (RPP) design STEM project-based learning (PBL) modules, which engage primary pupils in designing digital artifacts in order to research pupils’ design processes and their learning of transversal and sustainability competences, especially creative, critical and computational thinking skills in low-income areas of South Africa and in Finland. RPP will support researchers and teachers learning and the adoption of the designed innovative teaching modules. This project received funding under the Spring 2022 GINTL Project Funding from the University of Helsinki.
Early childhood education pilot in Chhattisgarh (India)
Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Intervention, Teacher Training
The program aims to build a foundation for formal learning towards early childhood education and school readiness through enhancing teacher and parent capacity, engaging with relevant public administration and conducting research and evaluation for better impact.
Designing a joint master’s degree programme
Curriculum Development, Intervention, Mobility, Research, Shared Teaching
Global education activity. Developing an master’s degree programme tailored for the Chinese customer’s needs, for example existing ELEIC (Early language education for intercultural communication) master’s degree which is offered by the Philosophical Faculty at the University of Eastern Finland, could be used as a frame or a starting point for the new programme.
Summer school design for doctoral and master students
Designing and conducting a summer school course (5 ECTS-CP) for doctoral and master students. The project also includes the coordination of the content with Chinese and Finnish partner institutions.
Auditory Neurocognition and Learning – Implications for Learning Practices
Curriculum Development, Research
The project will give an overview about the benefits of music and foreign language training in the neurocognitive development of primary school children. It will furthermore illuminate the promises of music and language learning to promote larger-scale neurocognitive development (e.g., working memory, attention).
Student Agency in Higher Education
Curriculum Development, Higher Education Pedagogy, Mobility, Research, Teaching Quality
The activity will focus on constructing research collaboration on the topic of student agency with the international partners from the Northeast Normal University (China) and Finnish partners from the University of Jyväskylä and JAMK University of Applied Sciences. This includes mobility, agreements, translation work, data collection and analyses.
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