This project aims to contribute to inclusive science education through studying teachers' classroom work across educational contexts, when provided with innovative tools to explore new literacy approaches and integrate them in their planning of inclusive lessons.
This multidisciplinary research project aims to promote children’s inclusion in educational settings in Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. We approach belonging as a relational, multi-dimensional, contested, and power-loaded phenomenon that is constructed in the intersection between the macro-level politics and humans’ daily lives at the micro-level.
The Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) Beyond the gender paradox focuses on exploring women's careers in technology-driven work environments, and conducts both action(-for change), solution-focused research and development research in these contexts. It has four main research pillars, investigating these both inside and outside of academe in a cross-sectoral, comparative manner: regional knowledge and innovation systems; knowledge and innovation systems in research-intensive environments; e-health; and Digital Humanities (in the academy and in the gaming industry).
The ambition of the proposed NORDICORE Centre of Excellence is to create knowledge that will further advance gender balance and diversity in research and innovation. The future of the Nordic knowledge economy depends on our ability to attract the most highly qualified men and women to excel in the field of research and research based innovation. At a time where scientific excellence and international competition is increasing in significance and our welfare states are under ever greater pressure, it is crucial to produce solid knowledge on which to base further policies and practices in the field.
The purpose of the project is to generate significant new knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses characterizing the different models of vocational education and training (VET) at higher secondary level in the Nordic countries.