The Inaugural of the high-level webinar series titled "GINTL and NCI present: Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – for academia and practitioners" was held on 17th February 2022. The Inaugural included remarks from the Ambassador of Finland to India, the Director in charge of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (India), and representatives of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and the Chairperson of the Nordic Centre of India Secretariat.
The kickoff programme included an expert panel discussion under theme "Covid-19 and Education - Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities in Pre-School and School Education in India and Finland".
The moderator for the event was Dr. Joyce Poan, UNESCO, and the speakers are as follows:
Professor Padma Sarangapani, Chairperson, Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
Professor Marja-KristiinaLerkkanen, Vice Head (Research)— Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Professor Venita Kaul, Professor Emeritus, Ambedkar University Delhi.
Mr. VesaValkila, Rector, Teacher Training School at University of Turku, Finland
The second event was ‘Reforming Teacher Education in the 21st century part I: An Indo-Finnish Dialogue on Teacher Competences and Policy Reforms’ was held on the 7th of April 2022. The following were speakers at the event:
Moderator: Dr. PasiIkonen, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. Mythili Ramchand, Co-Chairperson at the Centre for Excellence in Teacher Education, TISS Mumbai, India
Prof. JariLavonen, Physics and Chemistry Education, University of Helsinki, and a Director of National Teacher Education Forum, Finland
Johanna Lampinen, International Education Expert, Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, Finland
Dr. Jyoti Raina, Associate Professor, Department of Elementary Education, Gargi College, University of Delhi, India
Avinash Dhital, Project specialist, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Radhika Menon, Associate Professor, Department of Education, Mata Sundri College, University of Delhi, India
The third event was ‘Reforming Teacher Education in the 21st century part II: Exchanging Research and Practices between India and Finland’. It was held on the 21st of April 2022 and included. The following were the speakers for the event:
Dr. Hannele Cantell, Associate Professor (Title of Docent), University Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Finland
Ms. Kinnari Pandya, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Azim Premji University, India
Ms. MyrtoKyriazopoulou, Doctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Dr. Radhika Menon, Associate Professor, Mata Sundri College for Women, University of Delhi, India.
Dr. Poonam Sharma, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India Centre for Excellence in Teacher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
Professor Yukti Sharma, Central Institute of Education, Delhi University
Professor Chellamani Kathirkamanathan, Pondicherry University, India
Dr. Eila Burns, Senior Researcher, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Ms. Julia Renko, Course Coordinator at Sustainable Global Technologies Programme, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Gunjan Sharma, Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi, India
Dr. Laura Helle, University Research Fellow, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku, Finland Professor MikkoRuohonen& Gururaj Mahajan, Research Coordinator, Tampere University, Finland
Dr. Jyoti Raina, Associate Professor & Dr. Parul Karla, Assistant Professor, Gargi College, India
We have held a webinar on ‘Approaches to child-centred pedagogy in early childhood education and care’ on 25th August, 2022
Sunisha Ahuja, Education specialist, UNICEF India
Kati Rintakorpi, Specialist in Social Services and Early Childhood Education and Care, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
TuoviWallén, University lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Samyukta Subramanian, Pratham Education Foundation, India
NCI and GINTL India held a virtual info session on funding opportunities for Indo-Finnish academic partnerships and Visiting Fellowships on the 15th of September, 14:00-15:00 CEET/16.30-17.30 IST.
Pia Krimark, GINTL India
Sofia Lähdeniemi and Mari Pohjola, EduFi
Leena Sivula (PhD.), University of Jyvaskyla
The GINTL team visited India and as part of that we held a networking afternoon at New Delhi on the theme 'Intercultural Perspectives: Preparing Teachers for Future Generations on the 20th of September 2022.
Professor Anna-MaijaPoikkeus, dean of Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä
Dr. Sirpa Eskelä-Haapanen, Head of Department Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Mr. PasiIkonen, Member of the Executive Board, Dept. of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä,
Professor N V Varghese, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi
Professor Poonam Batra, Co-Investigator, Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures - India
Dr. Gunjan Sharma, Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi
Indian institutions represented in the academic event included Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Milia Islamia University, Ambedkar University Delhi, Ashoka University, Ashoka University, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Miranda House, Jesus and Mary College, Mata Rani College, Delhi government’s State Council for Educational research and Training.
NCI also arranged meetings for the GINTL delegation in New Delhi
Meeting at NIEPA
Meeting with Gargi College
Meeting with Jesus and Mary College
NCI and GINTL India organized a webinar on “Contemporary Research on Digital Education in Finland and India” that was held on Thursday 17 November 2022.
PaasiIkonen Member of the Executive Board, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä
Dr.Piia Näykki, Assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Dr. Amina Charania, Associate professor, Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
GINTL India organized a virtual winter school for Indian and Finnish in service and pre service teachers on Children's Social & Emotional Development. It was held from 28.11.22 to 2.12.22
Tommi Mäkinen, University teacher, University of Jyväskylä
Chetna Duggal, Associate Professor in the School of Human Ecology (SHE), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
Shipra Suneja, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Azim Premji University
Jenni Salminen, Postdoctoralresearcher& Dr. Sanni Pöysä, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä
Merja Koivula, Senior lecturer, University of Jyväskylä
Kinnari Pandya, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University
Miia Sainio, Senior lecturer, University of Jyväskylä
Rajani Mohan Konantambigi, Professor, Mumbai Campus, Centre for Human Ecology, School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Rajashree Srinivasan, Professor, School of Education, Azim Premji University
Aneesh Kumar P, Assistant Professor, Department Of Psychology, School Of Social Sciences, ChristUniversity, Bengaluru