Creative expertise – building bridges in teachers’ basic education and continuing education (ULA)


Grounded in systemic thinking and research-based knowledge, the project will develop operating models for teacher education within the years 2018–2020. Phenomenon-based and life-long learning of teachers, teacher educators and teacher students will be supported in collaboration between universities and schools, while utilising hybrid learning environments and expertise from various disciplines. The focus is on cross-cutting themes in learning and teaching, such as multiliteracy and language awareness, the equal school, a research-minded approach to working, student motivation, and cross-curricular cooperation.

ULA-project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and it is a part of the Government Key Project aimed at developing teacher education. The project is coordinated by the department of teacher education in University of Jyväskylä, and it is implemented in collaboration with University of Oulu, University of Tampere, University of Helsinki and Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius.


Project researcher Anne Martin (maternity leave from 5.5.2018), anne.martin@jyu.fi

Project researcher Teppo Toikka, teppo.toikka@jyu.fi

Project reseacher Vili Kaukonen, vili.v.kaukonen@jyu.fi

Professor Mirja Tarnanen, mirja.tarnanen@jyu.fi

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