Teacher Education

The Arctic Five universities contribute to a better understanding of the contextual and cultural issues of the Nordic educational features via engagement with local communities, indigenous and minority populations, and through institutional and research collaborations. The three main objectives that it aims to execute.

The first objective is to build a concept for collaboration in teacher education as a part of the global Arctic context. The second objective is to map out the expertise of all the partner institutions and share the expertise and best practices. The third objective is to share knowledge between collaboration and curricula. Long-term goal for the area is to establish a virtual resource center and curriculum development towards common Nordic Master programme.

Currently the the aim is to develop a joint online master’s study course (10ECTS) in the field of teacher education. There will also be research concerning teaching methods, contents and students’ learning processes. Experts from all Arctic universities will participate in the project. The project is funded by Nordplus. You can find more information of the project from here.


Tuija Turunen, University of Lapland, tuija.turunen@ulapland.fi
Eva Alerby, Luleå University of Technology, eva.alerby@ltu.se
Marjatta Takala, University of Oulu, marjatta.takala@oulu.fi
Gregor Maxwell, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, gregor.maxwell@uit.no
Björn Norlin, Umeå University, bjorn.norlin@umu.se


Professor Tuija Turunen

Professor Tuija Turunen

Dean Faculty of Education
University of Lapland
Rovaniemi, Finland
+35840 484 4124


Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy
In this study course, you will deepen your understanding of educational possibilities and challenges relating to inclusive education, diversity, intercultural issues and Sámi people as indigenous people in the Arctic.
Information session on Horizon results Booster on October 5, 10.00-12.30 CET
See how it works, how to utilise the service and get great consultation support from EU. https://lnkd.in/g8ysFXwN Agenda for he Day  https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/horizon/other/events/20211005/agenda_en.pdf Info Session on the Horizon Results Booster 5th of October 2021 – 10:00 …
Urban Arctic
Moa Mattson share her experience from the summer school Urban Arctic for Arctic PhD students in Kiruna in August of 2021
Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy course, Spring 2020
Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy is an international master's level course that has been developed and implemented in collaboration between the universities of Luleå, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Tromsö and Umeå. The collaboration means that various experts from each …