Physical Education Development in Tanzania


Published GINTL Africa, Niina Loukkola,

GINTL Tanzania Physical Education Development practical workshops were held in South Tanzania as a joint collaboration between University of Oulu, University of Eastern Finland and LiiKe NGO. Collaborating partners in Tanzania were University of Dar es salaam, State University of Zanzibar and Sports Development Aid.

GINTL FAQ: Pursuing PhD in Educational Sciences in Finland

Africa, China, India, Global

Published GINTL India Coordination

GINTL often receives inquiries regarding PhD studies in educational sciences in Finland. In this post, we have put together information on programme options, admission, study structure, and funding. The text is part of the GINTL FAQs series, where we respond to some questions that are frequently addressed to the GINTL network coordination. Kindly note the post is not updated on a regular basis. For most recent information, please refer to individual university websites and to

Experiences and Landscapes from a trip to Finland in January 2024


Published Sindhu Mathai Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India

Azim Premji University researcher Dr. Sindhu Mathai recently visited Jyväskylä and Helsinki to work with the Finnish Institute for Educational Research’s Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) research group. Together, she and colleagues at University of Jyväskylä and FIER are working to build a new research collaboration. In this blog post, Dr. Mathai gives a personal reflection of the visit.

Dr. Sindhu Mathai’s GINTL visit to the Finnish Institute for Educational Research


Published Kristof Fenyvesi, University of Jyväskylä

Azim Premji University researcher Dr. Sindhu Mathai’s recent visit from India to the Finnish Institute for Educational Research’s Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) research group was a promising step toward building new international research collaborations. The study visit was financed by through a grant by from the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL). The program, hosted by Senior Researcher Dr. Kristof Fenyvesi, a specialist in STEAM Learning, included several opportunities for exchanging ideas and practices in transdisciplinary education.

Doctoral researchers produce information for practical needs in the shared doctoral researcher position system


Published University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland has selected 14 new doctoral researchers for its shared doctoral researcher position system. They will begin their doctoral research this year. The selected persons work simultaneously for the University of Eastern Finland and another employer. The University has appointed them to part-time positions as doctoral researchers, and their main task is to conduct doctoral research in the University's doctoral programmes.

Reflections on the GINTL symposium at the 2023 FERA Conference: ‘Bridging education research, practice and global education development’ 

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Elizabeth Eta, Kinnari Pandya, Jenny Niu, Tea Kangasvieri, Richardine Poulton-Busler

This year, just like last year, Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) organised a symposium at the FERA conference centred around the theme ‘Bridging education research, practice and global education development’. In this blogpost, we present highlights from the symposium presentations, emphasise the significance of collaboration as core principle in closing the research-practice gap in education development, and present some key takeaways.

Student reflections on training placement in Kolkata: Intercultural learning experiences and kindness of staff members


Published Siiri Salminen, Ella Markkola, Selina Keränen

In this short report, students from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, will share experiences from the Heritage School, from July-August 2023. There were altogether four students at the practice placement, and this report is composed by three, Siiri, Ella and Selina, who spent their time with the smaller children, in Ankur and Ankuran. We will look back on all the experiences we had throughout our interesting time at the Heritage school.

NCERT and GINTL India present: Webinar Series on early childhood education and care



Department of Elementary Education at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is holding a series of webinars on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) under the MoU between NCERT and National Agency of Education (EDUFI) and GINTL, Finland.

Student reflections on training placement in Kolkata: Letters from India


Published Jimi Rytkönen

GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India piloted a training placement for JYU teacher students in summer 2023. In this blog one of the student Jimi Rytkönen tells about his time in India. Jimi shares in his blog observations and reflections on teaching in a different cultural and educational setting. Language of the blog is Finnish.

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