The world and thereby our society are rapidly changing. Today, school must prepare children to live in a world we do not know much about. This task is not easy, as Claxton (2002, 23) points out: If the main thing we know about the future is that we do not know much about it, then […]

Helsinki University was recently honored to host the visit of the educational psychologist, professor emeritus Lee S. Shulman from Stanford University. The lecture was a part of Helsinki University’s 375th anniversary celebrations. Shulman held an inspiring keynote titled ”Teaching and Learning in an Unscripted World: Pedagogy, Purpose and Assessment at the Heart of the Scholarship […]

The doctoral dissertation by Mette Ranta focused on young Finnish adults’ personal financial situation and individual agency across young adulthood and their concurrent and longitudinal effects on key developmental tasks related to career and social relations as well as life satisfaction development. The separate studies analyzed transitions of 18–25-year-olds in the context of the global economic downturn that has been taking place since 2008.

We won’t teach you how to use technology. Frances Valintine, CEO of The Mind Lab by Unitec, is opening a postgraduate certificate course by surprising her audience. However, she strongly encourages New Zealand teachers to bring “more technology-based practices into classroom.” The course is The Mind Lab’s effort to enhance digital literacy capability and implementation of contemporary practice in the teaching profession. […]

According to the doctoral thesis by Riikka Mononen, mathematics interventions can be used successfully to promote the early mathematics skills of children with low performance in mathematics, already before the onset of formal schooling and in the early grades. Identifying low performance in mathematics and providing sufficient support should be emphasised already in early childhood education.

Learning researcher, psychologist and professor Kai Hakkarainen wants to shake up the notion of learning as a permanent, intrinsic ability or talent which predetermines the level of achievement attainable for a person. Professor of Education Kai Hakkarainen will give his inaugural lecture on 3 December from 14.45 in the Runeberg hall. The Finnish-language lecture will […]