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

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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.

Conference: “Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for our Futures”

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 | University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences | UNESCO Chairs Prof. Hannele Niemi & Prof. Arto Kallioniemi | UNITWIN UNESCO network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

The “Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for Our Futures” conference will explore the future of the teaching profession and teachers’ work, and the crucial role that teachers have in shaping the critical, transversal skills that are necessary for our futures as outlined in the seminal report “Reimagining our futures together: A new social contract for education” by The UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education (2021). We aim to gather researchers, teacher educators, teachers, representatives of civil organizations, policy makers and all actors involved in building a sustainable society through education. The Conference will be held at the University of Helsinki, City Center Campus.

UniPID publication: Ethical guidelines for responsible academic partnerships with the Global South

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Published Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID)

UniPID, in collaboration with TENK and an international steering group, has published the Ethical Guidelines for Responsible Academic Partnerships with the Global South. Since 2021, the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID), the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK), and an international steering group have been developing Ethical Guidelines for Responsible Academic Partnerships with the Global South. Now, it is time to share it with you!

Conference abstract submission: “Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for Our Futures”

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Published University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences has opened the abstract submission for its conference “Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for Our Futures” (18.6.-20.6.2024). Submissions are welcome for research papers / symposia / panel discussions / workshops / best practices submissions from researchers, teacher educators, teachers, representatives of civil organizations, policy makers and all actors involved in building a sustainable society through education.

Decisions on new GINTL seed funding applications at the University of Helsinki for 2023 have been made

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Published University of Helsinki

The decisions on applications for Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) collaboration seed funding in China, Eritrea, Hungary, Kenya, Somalia, and Taiwan for the application round in 2023 at the University of Helsinki have been made. The application was open to all faculties at the University of Helsinki. Four projects were awarded University of Helsinki GINTL funding from October 2023 to May 2024.

GINTL and EduCase traineeships at the University of Oulu (application deadline 9.10.2023)

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Are you looking for an opportunity to become an intern in international education partnership projects? Do you need to do studies that include internships or work-life studies? Are you looking for opportunities to advance your Master’s thesis? Explore paid internship opportunities in the Faculty of Education and Psychology for the academic year 2023-2024.

The University of Turku’s Hopeful Globe podcast: GINTL’s contributions

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Published Luna Erica;

In June 2023, the University of Turku released the first episodes of the Hopeful Globe podcast, which shares inspiring stories from projects that have received Global Pilot funding from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The series, focused on the topic of higher education collaboration and the sustainability-driven initiatives that bloom therefrom, piloted with two episodes hosted by GINTL research assistant Luna Erica. Both episodes feature a speaker from a project that was allocated funding by GINTL.

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of Lapland: Experiences from Global Media Education through Development of Online Teaching 

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 | University of Lapland  | GINTL Coordination

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network, Sustainable Partnerships, Teacher Education

The third GINTL Coffee Chat of year 2023 will be held on Tuesday 3.10.2023, 9:00-10:00 (EEST) and is co-sponsored by the University of Lapland. Guest Speaker Dr. Satu-Maarit Korte will share her experience on the UNESCO/UNITWIN network which concentrates on teacher education for social justice and diversity.

“Education for the Future”: Insights and experiences of the 2023 JoLII-GINTL Global Conference 

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Published Luna Erica, Olli-Pekka Malinen, Jenny Niu

On 15 and 16 August 2023, GINTL China’s largest-scale event of the year, the JoLII-GINTL Global Conference, took place at the University of Helsinki. With the number of participants edging on 150, the annual event achieved an attendee turn-up larger than it has ever done before in Finland. In this article, conference organisers Shuanghong Jenny Niu, Olli-Pekka Malinen, and Luna Erica reflect on the conference and its key takeaways.

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