Day: Thu 16 Nov, 2017
Venue: Kero, Lappia Hall, Rovaniemi
Chair: Liisa Holmberg - Rector of the Sámi Education Institute
Tuija Turunen - Leader of the UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education, Professor (Education; Primary Teacher Training) and Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Lapland.
Diana Hirshberg - Director, Center for Alaska Education Policy Research and Professor of Education Policy, Alaska
Kirk Anderson- Dean of the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland and President of the Canadian Association of Deans of Education, Canada
Pigga Keskitalo- Associate Professor, Sámi allaskuvla-Sámi University of Applied Sciences
Tuija Turunen- Professor (Education; Primary Teacher Training) and Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Lapland
Ulla Aikio-Puoskari - Education Secretary of Finland's Sámi Parliament
Culturally sustainable education is a key factor in building the resilience of the future generations living in the rapidly changing circumpolar arctic region.
As result of the discussion, the panelists and audience understanding and awareness about education in the arctic regions, challenges related to it as well as solutions and future steps will be enhanced.