India

Developing a research agenda for climate change education – ideas from Kerala

India

Published GINTL India coordination, University of Jyväskylä

Kerala, India’s southernmost state, is increasingly becoming more vulnerable to climate change. Therefore, a local civil society – academia coalition recently embarked on a process to develop a research agenda on climate and sustainability education and to contribute with ideas for climate change education. GINTL has been honoured to be a partner in this process. In this blog post, we share some of the key ideas by the coalition on how to go about setting an agenda for meaningful research on climate change education in Kerala.

Bridging Perspectives: Equity and Inclusion in Indian Schooling

India, GlobalRegistration required

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

Join us for a cross-cultural dialogue at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, as we delve into the intricacies of equity and inclusion in Indian schooling. Featuring panelists Ira Joshi, Nimrat Kaur, and Jitandra Sharma from Azim Premji Foundation (India) and moderated by Heidi Layne from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), this event offers global education professionals a unique opportunity to gain insights into the diverse educational landscape of India while examining the universal principles of equity and inclusion through an international and Finnish lens. Whether you're in person with us at the University of Jyväskylä or joining us online, let's explore pathways to more equitable and inclusive education systems together!

GINTL Dialogue: Reflect, vision, share

Africa, China, India, Global

 | GINTL coordination at universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

At the end of 2024, the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) will be moving to a new era. Our current funding scheme comes to an end and new plans need to be developed. The network coordination would therefore like to call for a two-day Dialogue event to reflect on what has been learnt, to envision future collaboration, and to share examples of current and past work. Day 1 of the Dialogue is addressed to all stakeholders who have already participated in GINTL activities, while Day 2 is open for everyone interested in Global Education Development.

Promoting STEAM Approach to Learning during Foundational Years

IndiaOpen for all

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

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 studyinfo.fi

Seminar of narrative research

India, GlobalRegistration required

 | GINTL India

Main topic: Event series

GINTL India is organising a seminar on narrative research on 13 March 2024. The seminar is relevant for researchers, educators, and others who are interested in understanding the theoretical principles of the research method and gaining a hands-on experience on the same.

Experiences and Landscapes from a trip to Finland in January 2024

India

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.

Lessons Learned: Thematic workshop 2

Africa, China, India, GlobalRegistration required

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

In 2024, the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) will be identifying and sharing a set of “lessons learned” from GINTL funding. This is the first workshop to work on the lessons learned outputs.

Lessons Learned: Thematic workshop 1

Africa, China, India, GlobalRegistration required

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

In 2024, the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) will be identifying and sharing a set of “lessons learned” from GINTL funding. This is the first workshop to work on the lessons learned outputs.

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

India

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.

Promoting Play and Play-Based Learning during Foundational Stage

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL India | NCERT

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

The 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. This webinar concentrates on play-based learning.

GINTL Research Seminar 2.0 – Emerging research in the global education landscape

Africa, China, India, GlobalRegistration required

 | GINTL

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

Are you a master’s degree student with an ongoing or finished master’s thesis work? Is your thesis topic related to international education development, educational partnerships, or internationalisation? If yes, you are most welcome to present your research at the “GINTL Research Seminar 2.0 – Emerging research in global education landscape!” 

Seminar on participative action research: A practical and collaborative approach to addressing discourses in education

Africa, China, India, GlobalRegistration required

 | GINTL India

Main topic: Event series

GINTL India is organising a seminar on participative action research on 30 January 2024. The seminar is relevant for researchers, educators, and others who are interested in understanding the theoretical principles of the research method and gaining a hands-on experience on the same. Join us to hear the experts share their experiences of using the methodology in both Global North and Global South context. They will also be facilitating a workshop on conducting participative action research.

Preparing an agenda for education research in Kerala

Coordination Work, Environmental & Sustainability Education, Research, Research Proposal Development

This collaboration is based on University of Jyväskylä (JYU) having been invited, in 2023, to participate in a consortium initiated by three Indian organisations working in Kerala. The aim of the consortium is to develop an agenda for education research in Kerala, and to initiate some of the formative research on the agenda. The participation of JYU researchers is three-pronged. 1) Two JYU researchers are supporting the consortium in designing a quantitative study. 2) JYU is identifying presenters to appear in a seminar series organised by the consortium (The title of the series is Perspectives for Kerala’s School Education – Shaping A Future with Social Justice. It comprises three parts, namely the future of work and the future of education; climate change and sustainability, and; language, identity and culture and the role of formal education.) 3) JYU is also funding a separate project on climate change pedagogy. For more information, contact gintlindia [at] jyu.fi

Foundational literacy development using GraphoLearn and GraphoLearn-aligned phonics instruction: randomised control trial in India

Education & Society, Educational Technology, Research & Intervention

The aim of this research-based intervention is two-fold. First, to examine effective ways of building foundational English reading skills in multi-lingual learners by integrating computer-assisted learning and teacher instruction. Second, to examine role of existing literacy skill level in supporting literacy acquisition and cross-language relations between students’ Hindi and English literacy. Started in 2022, a randomised control trial (RCT) was first conducted in collaboration with the Department of Education (DoE), Delhi. GraphoLearn-aligned phonics instruction was collaboratively developed with the teachers in India and implemented along with GraphoLearn Rime, a research- and evidence-based computer-assisted reading tool in primary-level classrooms in India. Findings from this intervention can be accessed at https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/86236. In the next phase of the study (2024-2025), another RCT will be conducted in collaboration with the DoE and University of Delhi. The results will be published in 2026-27. For more information, contact bdeepti [at] jyu.fi

Support for Kerala school education reform

Educational Technology, Intervention

This collaboration started in 2022. It is based on a dialogue on how Finnish higher education institutions participating in GINTL may provide small-scale research support for the Kerala State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in the Kerala school education reform process. In 2024, Universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu are able to provide a small amount of researcher hours to support SCERT requests. The two universities, together with University of Helsinki and Aalto, will also be able to seek for experts to give presentations in online seminars organised by the SCERT and invite the SCERT to their relevant online events. Additionally, University of Jyväskylä and the Innokas network are collaborating with the SCERT to exchange experiences on technology education. Their plans include piloting a Kerala-developed technology education concept called The Little Kites in Finland. For more information, contact gintlindia [at] jyu.fi

Joint Working Committee with focus on school education in India and Finland

Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Online Exchange

This collaboration started in 2021. It is based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI). The partners have agreed to 1) share knowledge towards better understanding of their educational contexts 2) plan for mutually beneficial activities, and 3) exchange experiences and lessons learned in their joint activities. Pilot activities include joint webinar series on early childhood education and care (University of Jyväskylä and NCERT), and a joint proposal for a programme to develop digital skills for vocational teachers in India (Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences and the vocational education arm of NCERT). Additionally, universities of Helsinki, Oulu and Aalto have participated in knowledge sharing in the annual committee meetings. For more information, contact gintlindia [at] jyu.fi

Knowledge sharing seminars and visits to strengthen collaboration in educational sciences and teacher training

This is a series of two-hour thematic online events where educational researchers and teacher educators share about their institution’s and their own research in teaching and learning at K-12 level. Seminars connect Indian and Finnish educationalists with shared research and teaching interests.

Community of practice for Educational Leaders

Consultation in early childhood education curriculum development in the state of Chhattisgarh

From Waste to Wealth: Sustainability Assessment of the Zinc Tailings Utilization as Structural Filling Material Using LCA Methodology

Education for Emergencies (E4E) – Climate change pedagogy (CCP)

Practice placement pilot for University of Jyväskylä teacher students in India

Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching & learning – A webinar series for academia & practitioners

The purpose of the events is to facilitate and support collaboration among Indian and Finnish researchers and practitioners in the field of education & education science.

Faculty visit programmes, institutional development and student training programmes on smart agriculture, bioeconomy, circular economy and entrepreneurship (SAE) topical areas

GINTL India collaboration in the Faculty of Management and Business TAU started already late 2021 and it is designed to implement joint Indo-Finnish teaching and learning innovations between Tampere University/Tampere University of Applied Sciences and selected Indian agricultural universities, namely University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University and University of Horticultural Sciences Bagalkot, in the topical areas of smart agriculture entrepreneurship and related areas. During years 2022-2023 Spring +20 university deans/professors/staff and 90 students in four sets have visited Tampere University for research and training activities with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and World Bank funding. Next visits are designed for 6 professors during 2023 and potentially 2 student groups. The next step for this innovation making is setting up a consortium of these three agricultural universities, selected regional IITs and business schools in India in which TUNI partners will co-operate and boost for extended network and institutional development operations.

Nordic Centre in India Secretariat: Chairperson and Secretary services

Since 2001 NCI has expanded the organization with more members and developed its research and study activities on the Nordic and the Indian side. NCI has established successful cooperation with University of Hyderabad (UoH), the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore (ISEC), the International Institute of Population Sciences in Mumbai (IIPS), the National Law School of India University in Bangalore (NLSIU) to jointly organize intensive training programs and summer courses that are tailor-made for Nordic students. NCI has also arranged several lectures and seminars on various topics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and at other Indian universities. In cooperation with the Gandhian Institute of Studies in Varanasi, NCI organized a Hindi Study Program for students from the Nordic member universities from 2011. NCI has hosted several Nordic delegations visiting India as well as provided various kinds of research assistance to individual students, researchers and administrators from the member universities. Since its inception NCI has developed into an important platform for research cooperation between its Nordic members and the Indian partner institutions. The Secretariat of NCI circulates between the member universities. From 2022 the NCI Secretariat is being hosted by Tampere University, Finland.

Co-creating a research-based approach for higher education curriculum development in learning difficulties and socio-emotional problems in India and Kenya

Collaborative project planning of co-created, research-based approach for higher education curriculum development in learning difficulties and socio-emotional problems in India and Kenya. The approach combines multidisciplinary knowledge from special education, neuropsychology and clinical psychology as well as state-of-the art digital technology (e.g., digital learning platforms and eye-tracking). The development of two new MA programs at MMUST and IIT via which the new curricula will be implemented, resulting in a novel pedagogical model to support schools. This will facilitate better teaching and support for 3–14-year-old children, who would be otherwise left behind.

Education for emergencies (E4E) guest lectures

The University of Jyväskylä and Åbo Akademi are jointly gathering different partners to conduct guest lectures on the Education for Emergencies (E4E) themes ‘climate crisis pedagogy’, ‘conflicts and war times pedagogy’, ‘antiracism education’. Additionally, the partners are producing learning materials from the respecitve guest lectures.

GINTL research review and workshops: Formation of interdisciplinary collectives

The purpose of the events is to facilitate and support collaboration among Indian and Finnish researchers and practitioners in the field of education & education science.

Joint Working Committee with focus on school education

This collaboration started in 2021. It is based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI). The partners have agreed to 1) share knowledge towards better understanding of their educational contexts 2) plan for mutually beneficial activities, and 3) exchange experiences and lessons learned in their joint activities. Pilot activities include joint webinar series on early childhood education and care (University of Jyväskylä and NCERT), and a joint proposal for a programme to develop digital skills for vocational teachers in India (Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences and the vocational education arm of NCERT). Additionally, universities of Helsinki, Oulu and Aalto have participated in knowledge sharing in the annual committee meetings. For more information, contact gintlindia [at] jyu.fi

Student travel grants to the 2022 SDG4 Seminar at the University of Jyväskylä

Open call for institutional travel grants for GINTL-related activities

UH has a continuous call for travel grants to and from the three GINTL regions. Students, staff and their collaborators can submit applications related to GINTL activities requiring travel.

Changing teacher education in India and Finland: Focusing on sustainability issues through humanities and arts

Knowledge of interculturality is often too ‘Euro- and western-centric’ in global scholarship and education, leaving little space for the Global South to speak in its own (negotiated) terms about the notion. Based on our former GINTL online exchange project between universities in China and Finland, this research-based international cooperation links up scholars and students from different parts of the world (China, Finland, and Morocco) to ‘expand the horizons of knowledge production’ about interculturality. A series of videos will be produced by world experts from the participating institutions about interculturality to help students unthink and rethink their knowledge of the topic in long-term virtual exchanges. This important project thus explores ways of rebalancing power imbalances between Global North and Global South voices in the production of knowledge about interculturality ‘otherwise’.

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

India

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

India

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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.

Story-telling as a pedagogy for foundational stage

IndiaOpen for all

 | NCERT | GINTL India

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

The 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.

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

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | 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.

Student reflections on training placement in Kolkata: Letters from India

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.

NCI & GINTL present a Two Day Networking Seminar: “Building Indo-Finnish Partnerships in Education Research”

IndiaRegistration required

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

GINTL India & Nordic Centre in India will be organising a seminar on 'Building Indo-Finnish Partnerships in Education Research' on the 31st of October and the 1st of November in New Delhi. The aim of the seminar is to build relationships in research and higher education between GINTL member universities and Indian institutions in the area of education, teacher education, inclusive education, problem based learning, ECEC, etc. The speakers will include eminent researchers in the area of education from Finland and India. The two day event will furthermore give participants a chance to network with the universities these speakers represent.

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

Africa, China, India, Global

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!

GINTL FAQ: Funding opportunities for Indo-Finnish education research partnerships

India

Published GINTL India Coordination

GINTL India network coordination often receives inquiries on potential funding sources for Indo-Finnish research collaborations in educational sciences. In this post, we list the sources known to us. The text is the first one to appear in the new GINTL FAQs series, where we respond to some of the questions that are frequently addressed to us. For most updated information on the funding sources, refer to the individual funding website.

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

Africa, China, India, Global

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

Africa, China, India, Global

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)

Africa, China, India, Global

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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

Africa, China, India, Global

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 

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all, Registration required

 | 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.

GINTL India Masterclass: Learning to navigate the landscape of publishing

IndiaRegistration required

 | University of Jyväskylä | GINTL India Coordination

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

This masterclass provides guidance to those who are new to the world of publishing and want to gain a better grasp of its intricacies and navigate them successfully. We will explore a range of fundamental and practical topics along with issues related to linguistic, social, and epistemic equity and the ethical side of publishing. At its core, its objective is to promote critical awareness and agency, crucial for making decisions that more closely resonate with the participants’ personal values, interests, and goals.

Internationationality in transition: What’s in it for GINTL?

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Hanna Posti-Ahokas (GINTL)

GINTL participated in the annual Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions to share and learn about current discussions around internationalisation. The coordination teams from University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä wish to share a few key takeaways for the future work of GINTL.

University of Jyväskylä GINTL Funding Call 2023 open

Africa, China, India, Global

Published University of Jyväskylä

JYU staff, doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers in collaboration with the permanent academic staff of the university are eligible to apply for JYU GINTL Funding. GINTL India is coordinated at the Faculty of Education and Psychology (JYU), but applications from all faculties are welcome. The deadline for the applications is 31.7.2023.

Teacher training improves educational opportunities for children in India

India

Published University of Turku

The Thousand Schools Programme is an ambitious initiative focused on ensuring equal and quality education opportunities for children in India. As part of the Programme, The University of Turku provides teacher training for local schools.

GINTL at the Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions (Kv-kevätpäivät) 2023

Africa, China, India, Global

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

GINTL Africa, China, and India will be present as well as hosting several formats at the Spring Forum for HEIs’ international issues! The Spring Forum 2023 will be held at Aalto University, Otaniemi campus on 3.-5.5.2023. Here you can find more information about the sessions that GINTL is part of.

GINTL Coffee Chat with Tampere University: “Building sustainable Indo-Finnish relationships in the context of education, research, and innovation development”

Africa, China, India, Global

 | Tampere University | GINTL Coordination

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network

Welcome to the second GINTL Coffee Chat of 2023 with guest speaker Mikko Ruohonen from the Tampere University. This session will focus on topics related to Mikko's presentation, “Building sustainable Indo-Finnish relationships in the context of education, research and innovation development”. Join us for an online conversation and opportunities to share about your current work!

Panel discussion: Educational change and reform – perspectives from India and Finland 

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Policy Reforms

As India sets about implementing the provisions outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP, 2020), a massive nation-wide reform across all levels of education, there is hope and excitement, and at the same time angst, confusion and frustration. The policy, with its “revolutionary” reforms, envisages far-reaching transformations in the Indian education System, including an increased focus on early and foundational stages, reforming the existing exam system, strengthening teacher training and restructuring the framework of school education, amongst many other promising recommendations.

Call for abstracts: GINTL Research seminar “International education development and internationalisation in education” (closed)

Africa, China, India, Global

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Are you a master’s degree student with an ongoing or finished thesis work? Is your thesis topic related to international education development, educational partnerships, or internationalisation? If yes, you are most welcome to present your research at the GINTL Research seminar! The seminar takes place 27 April 2023 in Jyväskylä and online. It is organised for master’s degree students and other interested people, affiliated with one of the GINTL member institutions. Submit your abstract by 10 March 2023.

GINTL Research seminar “International education development and internationalisation in education”

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all, Registration required

 | GINTL

Are you interested in topics such as international education development, educational partnerships or internationalisation? We warmly welcome you to join us for a hybrid seminar where master's degree students present their research work. The seminar takes place 27 April 2023 in Jyväskylä and online. It is organised for master’s degree students and other interested people, from the GINTL member institutions and beyond. Register as a participant by 19 April.

Educational leadership: Fostering school-family-community partnerships

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL | Nordic Centre in India (NCI) | Christ University

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

This online event is part of the GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India (NCI) “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”. Webinar provides some insights on the current education leadership research and practices of school, family and community relations.

Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners

India

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GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India (NCI) have joint forces to facilitate and foster networking among Indian and Finnish researchers and practitioners in the field of education and educational science. The thematic webinar series started in 2022 bring together interested academics to share their insights on current topical issues and research. 

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of the Arts Helsinki: “Impact of GINTL research projects on teaching and learning”

Africa, China, India, Global

 | Uniarts GINTL | GINTL Coordination

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network

Welcome to the first GINTL Coffee Chat for 2023 with guest speakers Heli Kauppila and Marika Orenius from the University of the Arts Helsinki. The session will focus on the on the topic of the transfer of (GINTL) research project knowledge and learnings into teaching, learning, and university development. Join us for an online conversation and opportunities to share about your current work.

Two joint collaborations between Finnish HEIs and Indian government partners underway

India

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The GINTL India coordination is currently managing two collaborations with Indian state bodies, where several GINTL member HEIs from Finland are involved. One collaboration is with NCERT (“the EDUFI of India”) and another with the Kerala State Education Department. These collaborations are excellent platforms for colleagues from India and Finland to get acquainted with each other and current work in the education sector of the two countries. We warmly welcome more interested staff members working in one of the GINTL India member HEIs in Finland to participate in these collaborations.

Student experiences from the 2022 SDG 4 Seminar “From Education for Emergencies to Emergence of Education”

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Afsheen Ahmed, Beñat Etxeberria Illarregi, Iina Hyyppä

University of Turku collaboration on education and teaching in the Global South

Africa, India

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Two seed-funded projects focusing on education and teaching facilitate cooperation with partners in Africa and India. Research on learning and education is recognised as one of the top priorities at the University of Turku. Through collaborative global cooperation projects in educational research, teacher training, and educational innovation, the University is committed to sharing and expanding its expertise in the field of education.

Five takeaways about global education: Key-learnings from attending the SDG-4 Seminar Jyväskylä in 2022

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Jorina Sendel

How do you feel reading the news, nowadays? Do you sometimes also feel like a catastrophe is following the others? Have you ever thought about the influences of these catastrophes on global education? We live in a time of crisis. This has an impact not only on our personal lives, but also on education systems around the world. Catastrophes like the COVID-19 crisis, wars, and natural catastrophes are affecting formal education.

Finnish Asia Network publication: “Finnish online education cooperation with Asian higher education institutions: recommendations for future projects”

China, India

Published Ville Sava

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to rearrange educational programmes in unexpected ways. In order to gauge how Finnish education cooperation projects with Asian partner institutions have met the challenges and identified good practices, a survey was conducted by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies as part of the Digitree project funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education. This report summarises management and cooperation practices that have worked well, as well as issues that could be improved upon for the benefit of future projects.

University of Turku visits Indian partners

India

Published Mirjami Jeskanen (UTU)

A delegation from the Department of Teacher Education of University of Turku had the pleasure to visit India in the end of September 2022. The visit was part of the University of Turku’s (UTU) GINTL activities, a collaboration with the Tata Steel Foundation and ASPIRE in the Thousand Schools programme. The Thousand Schools programme was initiated in 2015 and is working towards equal and quality education for all the children in India. UTU joined the programme in 2021, at the same time with the start of the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL).

GINTL network represented on a visit to India

India

Published GINTL India Coordination

The GINTL India coordination from University of Jyväskylä, together with University of Helsinki, completed a 5-day visit to India on 19-23 September 2022. Our 10-member delegation visited several key organisations in Delhi, Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Uttarakhand. The aims of the visit included raising awareness of the GINTL network and its activities, and furthering existing and new partnerships for co-created projects. Together with our hosts, we learned more about each other and the context.

GINTL India & NCI Winter School 2022: Strengthening children’s and teachers’ social and emotional skills

IndiaOpen for all

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

GINTL India & Nordic Centre in India organise a week long (2 hours a day) Winter School on 28 November - 2 December that provides insights on children's and teachers' social and emotional skills. During the week Finnish and Indian experts share about their research and experiences to Finnish and Indian upcoming teachers and in-service teachers. Winter school is open for all master's level students, degree and non-degree, who are interested in social and emotional skills in the educational context. Winter school is organised completely online and participants can choose to join the programme each day or pick the most interesting sessions. 

GINTL India & NCI Winter School 2022: Strengthening children’s and teachers’ social and emotional skills

India

Published

GINTL India & Nordic Centre in India organise a week long (2 hours a day) Winter School on 28 November - 2 December that provides insights on children's and teachers' social and emotional skills. During the week Finnish and Indian experts share about their research and experiences to Finnish and Indian upcoming teachers and in-service teachers. Winter school is open for all master's level students, degree and non-degree, who are interested in social and emotional skills in the educational context. Winter school is organised completely online and participants can choose to join the programme each day or pick the most interesting sessions. 

Seminar: Transnationalism and societal transformation in India

India, GlobalOpen for all

 | TRANSIT (University of Tampere)

The “Transnationalism and societal transformation in India” seminar will be organised by TRANSIT (University of Tampere) on Friday, 14 October 2022 for researchers interested in transnational and societal transformative processes in India and the Global South. Registration for the seminar is now open.

Decisions on new GINTL funding applications at the University of Helsinki have been made (2022 funding round)

Africa, China, India, Global

Published

The decisions on applications for Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) collaboration funding in Africa, China and India for the application round in spring/summer 2022 at the University of Helsinki have been made. This included the finding calls for 1) GINTL seed funding 2022-2023, and 2) GINTL project funding 2022-2024.

Nordic Centre funding for academic events

Africa, China, India, Global

Published

The Nordic Centre offers support (€ 2,000-7,000) for organising joint events. The events can be organised in an online or hybrid form. This funding can be a great additional resource for GINTL’s seed and project funding projects that plan to organise events as part of their initiative. Find out more on the Nordic Centre’s website.

Call for papers: GINTL symposium at FERA conference (closed)

Africa, China, India, Global

Published

GINTL is hosting a symposium on ‘Global partnerships in education development’ at this year’s FERA conference at the University of Oulu on 24.-25.11. Please submit your abstracts for the symposium by 30.9.2022.

Applications open for educational leaders to participate in a community-of-practice based professional development programme (closed)

India

Published

The Institute of Educational Leadership, together with Simple Education Foundation, Creatnet Education and GINTL India are launching a new programme called ‘Learning and Leadership for the 21st Century – Re-imagining and enacting educational leadership for the future with Indian and Finnish colleagues’. Programme aims to foster a network of Indian and Finnish educational leaders and generate Indo-Finnish knowledge exchange.

FICORE event: Promoting critical, playful and inclusive algorithmic literacy and digital citizenship among young learners – An Indo-Finnish collaboration

IndiaOpen for all

 | FICORE (Finnish Indian Consortia for Research and Education)

Technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming more and more important in everyday life. They require new sets of skills, attitudes, and competencies to be able to navigate in a digital world as active citizens. This event is the first in a project that looks to leverage the unique educational programmes and practices in the Finnish and Indian learning environments to jointly examine, co-develop, implement, and assess algorithmic literacy and digital citizenship.

Contemporary research on digital education in Finland and India

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL | Nordic Centre in India (NCI)

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

This online event is part of the GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India (NCI) “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”. In the webinar academics from Finnish and Indian higher education institutions highlight their best practices in educational technology.

Indo-Finnish academic partnerships and visiting fellowship

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL | Nordic Centre in India (NCI)

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

This event is an info session, targeted for Indian scholars interested in research collaboration with Finnish higher education institutions. The event features presentations by Leena Sivula (Research Funding Advisor, University of Jyväskylä) and a representative from Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI).

GINTL Coffee Chats

Africa, China, India, Global

Published

The GINTL coordination and our member higher education networks regularly host the GINTL Coffee Chat format to provide space for topical deep dives and a space for network-wide exchange. Learn more about the format as well as our past and future sessions here.

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of Turku: “International collaboration in the post COVID-19 era – implications for future adaptation”

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | University of Turku | GINTL

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network

Welcome to the August GINTL Coffee Chat with guest speaker Prof. Marjaana Veermans from the University of Turku on the topic of “International collaboration in the post COVID-19 era – implications for future adaptation”. Join us for an online conversation and opportunities to share about your current work.

University of Jyväskylä Internal Call 2022 for GINTL funding (closed)

Africa, China, India, Global

Published GINTL

Applications are welcome from JYU staff at the Faculty of Education and Psychology as well as from doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers affiliated with the faculty, in collaboration with permanent academic staff of the faculty. The deadline for applications is 12 September 2022.

Approaches to child-centred pedagogy in early childhood education and care

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL India | Nordic Centre in India

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India (NCI) warmly welcome you to join in the fourth webinar of the “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”. This webinar on different approaches in ECEC provides insights from researchers and practitioners that develop early childhood education and care in their local contexts in India and Finland.

University of Helsinki call for proposals open for collaboration in Africa, China, and India (closed)

Africa, China, India, Global

Published GINTL

The call is open for academic and teaching staff, PhD and post-doc researchers, and students. The main applicant must be affiliated with the University of Helsinki. The call has been closed. Applicants will be informed shortly.

GINTL India publishes new resource on funding sources for research-based Indo-Finnish collaborations in education development

India

Published GINTL

What kinds of funding instruments exist for Indo-Finnish collaborations that tackle educational challenges through research-based work? A new report commissioned by the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) India addresses this question for the benefit of the network.

Understanding responsible & sustainable partnerships in education: Insights from GINTL’s public launch

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Apoorwa Hooda, Elizabeth Eta

Universities worldwide are increasingly promoting measures for internationalisation, increasing opportunities for students and faculty members to collaborate, travel, exchange and co-create knowledge with their international counterparts. As internationalisation becomes the norm, there is also a need for universities to step back and reflect on the purpose and value of promoting these international partnerships. Internationalization strategies of most universities in Finland emphasize “ethical”, “responsible” and “sustainable” global partnerships, but what do the terms really mean in practice for higher education institutions?

Memorandum of understanding between EDUFI and NCERT

India

Published

The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) and its Indian counterpart NCERT have signed Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration. Aim of the document is to promote Indo-Finnish knowledge exchange in education.

Reforming teacher education in the 21st century: Exchanging research and practices between India and Finland 

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL India | Nordic Centre in India

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

GINTL India and NCI invite you to join the second event under “GINTL and NCI present: Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners” on 21 April at 12:00–14:00 EEST / 14:30–16:30 IST.

Training opportunity: Responsible global academic partnerships

Africa, China, India, Global

Published

UniPID and the Finnish higher education institutions’ global networks are hosting a training on good practices for responsible global academic partnerships during May 2022.

GINTL Coffee Chat with HAMK: “Reflecting on the Effectiveness of Networking: Lessons Learned From the Noste Program (2004–2007)”

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | HAMK | GINTL

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

Join us for the April GINTL Coffee Chat on “Reflecting on the Effectiveness of Networking: Lessons Learned From the Noste Program (2004–2007)” with guest speaker Dean Seija Mahlamäki-Kultanen on 5 April at 9:00–10:00 (EET).

Reforming teacher education in the 21st century: An Indo-Finnish dialogue on teacher competences and policy reforms

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL India | Nordic Centre in India

Main topics: GINTL Network, Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Policy Reforms, Teacher Competences, Teacher Education, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

GINTL India and NCI invites you to join the second event under “GINTL and NCI present: Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”, on Reforming Teacher Education in the 21st century: An Indo-Finnish Dialogue on Teacher Competences and Policy Reforms on 7 APRIL at 12-14 EEST /14:30-16:30 IST.

Tea Kangasvieri

India

Published

Veera Virmasalo

India

Published

Deepti Bora

India

Published

Apoorwa Hooda

India

Published

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of Oulu: “Strategies for reciprocity in dialogue.” 

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | University of Oulu | GINTL

Main topic: GINTL Coffee Chats

The Global Innovation Network on Teaching and Learning (GINTL) and the University of Oulu invite you to the next Coffee Chat on Tuesday, 8 February 2022 with guest speaker professor Elina Lehtomäki, University of Oulu, on the topic of “Strategies for reciprocity in dialogue.”  The event will take place from 9-10 EET. A 15-minute presentation will be followed by breakout rooms by GINTL regions: Africa, China and India.

GINTL Coffee Chat with The University of Jyväskylä : “Creating Sustainable Partnerships”

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | University of Jyväskylä,  | GINTL

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, Sustainable Partnerships

Join us for an online conversation on partnerships & opportunities to share about your current research. On the 30th of November we will be discussing the topic "Creating Sustainable Partnerships" with guest speaker Tiina Kontinen from The university of Jyväskylä.

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