Sunday, 6 October 2019

Everyday Creativity

I have contributed to an international in-service teacher education program Everyday Creativity – Boosting the internal creative resources of European schools with Finnish models of education for creativity (Erasmus+ KA2 project, December 2017 – November 2019). The team of the University of Jyväskylä was responsible for developing a teacher education program, its materials and a Teachers' Handbook which is built on the tasks, workshops and participants' course work. I have led the Jyväskylä team and co-developed the course with Kristóf Fenyvesi. Later Gomathy Soundararaj and Tea Kangasvieri joined us in editing the Handbook which will be published soon, in October, in the participants' working languages: English, Hungarian, Romanian, Italian and Dutch.

Comparative studies on teacher education

With Katarzyna Kärkkäinen, I published a co-authored paper on the system of Finnish teacher education in the Hungarian journal Pedagógusképzés ['Teacher Education']. The publication is part of a special issue of the journal which presents the main features of teacher education systems in different countries: Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Singapore. Beyond presenting the administrative structure, each paper in the special issue highlights good pedagogical practices, current challenges and innovative initiatives which contribute to the renewal of the system.