UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) is the northernmost university in the world, and the third largest university in Norway offering education from bachelor to PhD level across a broad selection of subject areas. The university has around 16,500 students and 3,500 staff members located in six campuses across Northern Norway, with the main campus being in Tromsø.
UiT’s location on the edge of the Arctic means we are accustomed to connecting to and from remote areas. Building bridges through internationalisation at home and abroad is thus central to offering outstanding education and world-leading research for students and staff.
The partners from UiT who are part of the project are both based at the Faculty of Humanites, Social Sciences and Education with the Department of Child Welfare and Social Work and Protection and the Department of Education respectively. The Department of Education has 244 academic staff located in Tromsø, Alta, and Harstad and engaged in high quality research in a number of different areas related to pedagogics, teacher training, inclusion, subject didactics, supervision, leadership, and preschool education.
The Department of Child Welfare and Social Work has 56 academic staff also based in Tromsø, Alta, and Harstad and is responsible for high quality research in a number of areas such as child welfare, welfare system, and marginalization.
Who is part of this project?
Ingrid Nilsen Lie is a university lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education based at the Department of Child Welfare and of Social Work in Harstad.
Gregor Maxwell is an associate professor in Inclusive and Special Education based at the Department of Education in Tromsø.
What we are doing?
UiT will contribute most during the third phase of the project where the synthesised insights from mapping surveys and co-design activities will inform information production of Intellectual Outputs (IOs). Specifically UiT has responsibility for IO5 Creating Teacher Training Materials informed by IO3 the Guide for Parents.
IO5 Teacher Training Materials will include online training materials allowing teachers to engage in professional learning activities which focus on how to support young people in understanding their skills and competences.
UiT will provide expertise that will contribute to transferable knowledge within the project where the intention and ambition is to develop a range of tools and interventions that will help potentially marginalized young people to make informed choices and decision within a Nordic cultural and policy context including young people from Indigenous communities including those from Sami communities. This improved inclusion will contribute to the development of a more resilient and sustainable society in northern circumpolar geographical areas.