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Young people's Finnish identity is open and international in the world of mobility

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Young people's Finnish identity is open and international in the world of mobility

Finnish identity among today’s young people is more diverse than in previous generations. Mobility and internationalisation are reflected in how the young people define their Finnish identity. An increasing number of families are multicultural, and children identify themselves also with their parents’ cultural and national background other than the traditional Finnish one. There are thus many ways to be and live in Finland. This diversity brings challenges to school’s traditional mission of citizenship education: to support students’ national identification and growth as a citizen in the modern world.

Programming, blogs and videos – are these really part of literacy?

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Programming, blogs and videos – are these really part of literacy?

Literacy requirements are changing along with the changing world of texts. Technological development, in particular, has set new demands for reading and creating texts. Literacy is no longer just an ability to read and write verbal texts but there is also a demand for the ability to product and use visual and auditive contents of the diverse media world by means of modern technologies. Therefore, also competence assessments need to change accordingly.

Digitalisation and learning spaces – challenges and opportunities

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Digitalisation is shaping the daily teaching and learning in a way that could hardly be imagined in the school years of previous generations. Innovations bring along multiple benefits, but sooner or later also some unexpected problems tend to appear. The ever faster change is taking up more and more of individual resources. Learning can be considered a trip to an unknown terrain. Amidst a constant flood of information without any quiet shelter, there is an imminent risk of cognitive overload while adjusting oneself to the new ways of interaction and operation, which eventually leads to malfunctioning in one way or another.

More men to school?

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”It’s incredibly hard to capture what gender means for teachership”. So considered a group of a few students in Restaurant Uno in Ruusupuisto. The students were pondering, on the basis of their first weeks at the University, about the female domination among class teachers and its implications for teaching work. What is this phenomenon all about? Why is the teaching profession sought and eventually occupied predominantly by women? Why are there so few men in schools?