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.
Co-designing relevant and responsive teacher education
Education in Indigenous Contexts, Intervention, Mobility, Research, School Based Studies & Supervision, Shared Teaching, Teacher Education
To strengthen teacher education (early childhood and primary education) through joint research focused on school-based studies and supervision as well as education in diverse contexts. To enhance capacity of teacher educators through joint development of online/blended courses and co-supervision of postgraduate students.
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.
Research on and Development of Teacher Education in South-Africa (RDTESA)
Mobility, Research Proposal Development, STEM Education
Within this collaboration there are plans to visit partners in Johannesburg and draft a joint research project proposal. One journal article is submitted for peer-review.
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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