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.

Making of a proposal to NRF: ‘Learning to design – designing to learn’

Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Research, Teacher Education

The Learning to Design – Designing to Learn project is a research collaboration between the universities of Helsinki and Johannesburg. It aims to develop and research: Firstly, science- technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM teaching and learning and secondly, learning through the design of digital artefacts, such as robots in the contexts of the South African early- and middle grades primary school curricula in low-income areas of South-Africa. The project is interested in pupils’ learning of creative, critical and computational thinking skills.

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

Curriculum Development

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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