Strengthening Finnish teacher educators' special educational skills and digital guidance skills

The project aims to strengthen the special educational skills and technological and pedagogical skills of teacher educators to support wellbeing and learning during the years 2021-2022.

The project will conduct training during the next school year. The themes of education are (1) diversity and support of learning, (2) well-being, interdisciplinary and multi-professional competence, and (3) social community and emotions. The project will operate on networks where teacher educators are working together with colleagues from early childhood education, class teacher education and subject teacher education. The networks are organized to support and to strengthen their skills.

The project organizes the trainings and networking online and communally, using digital technologies and developing learning and learning environments.

The University of Lapland coordinates the project, and it is carried out in cooperation with the universities of Oulu, Eastern Finland, Jyväskylä, Turku, Helsinki and Åbo Akademi.

As educators of future teachers, especially the teacher educators are the key to supporting the wellbeing and learning of all children and young people.

Contact information

University of Lapland

Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä

University of Eastern Finland

Aino Äikäs

University of Turku

Minna Kyttälä

University of Oulu

Riikka Sirkko

University of Helsinki

Päivi Pihlaja  

University of Jyväskylä

Raija Pirttimaa

Åbo Akademi

Kristina Ström