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.

Joint Phenomenon-Based Curriculum Development in Educational Technologies

Educational Technology, R&D Activities in Teaching

The joint activities target towards preparing the students for their local work life, academic careers and international work. Along with their academic studies in IT and pedagogy, the students need to grow towards innovative, inventive and imaginative actors focusing on future. That means to be creative, critical, collaborative and communicative. The joint workshop-based approach focuses on interdisciplinarity and international interaction as well as co-development in educational technologies.

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We are a network of dedicated scholars and practitioners, who work jointly with our partners to co-create research-based solutions for local needs.

Together, we can spark cycles of learning for better education. 

Project coordinators

GINTL Finnish higher education institutions