Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education

Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute Conference August 28, 2017 Global challenges in Education



In recent years, China and Finland have been building up an extensive co-operation scheme in education, called Sino-Finnish Learning Garden, signed by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Finland in 2015. Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLII) was established by the University of Helsinki and Beijing Normal University as an elementary part of the Learning Garden co-operation scheme in November 2015. The institute is a network of nine Finnish universities and several Chinese universities who want to work in cooperation for future schools and high quality education.


The important mission of JoLII is to get Chinese and Finnish researchers, teachers and companies to work together for high quality learning and education to all people. Each year JoLII organizes conferences in China and Finland. This summer we welcome all researchers, teachers and companies to participate the August 28, 2017 conference in Helsinki. Come and share your work and interest for the future education.


The conference will focus on global challenges of education and how China and Finland can work together for finding solutions for burning issues in education in both countries and also globally. Many problems are related to unequal opportunities to provide high quality learning to all people. Globally there are also many gaps how new technology is available for learning and how students and different learners in society have advantage of digital learning environments. The future orientation also requires schools to provide generic transversal competences to learners. How these are implemented in schools are open questions in many countries. China and Finland have many strengths in education. The conference invites all participants to be contributors for solving global challenges in education.


We will have parallel research collaborative sessions on 28th of August afternoon. The main themes of the sessions will be. The main themes in the afternoon (Parallel Collaboration Research Sessions):


Finnish education and reforms
Chinese education and reforms
ICT in future schools and teacher education
Teacher education in transformations for the future
Learning analytics for future learning
Future Learning and teaching
Education eco-system
Teacher’s education and training
Children’s well-being
China and Finland learning from each other in education and reforms

Abstracts - Submission (paper presentations)

The deadline for abstract submission is 15th of June 2017. The JoLII academic conference committee will send a notification of the abstract acceptance to the corresponding author by the end of June 2017. Abstracts should consist of approximately 250 words including keywords and title, and with your name, your title, your university or institute or company, your contact information (e-mail and mobile phone number). The paper presentations are 15 minutes/ a presentation.


The best papers will be invited and selected as potential articles for the international journals (quest editorials of the JoLII University networks) and chapters in the international books (editors in the JoLII University networks). The deadline for full papers is September 30. The possible journals and books will be informed after having abstracts.


OPEN FORUM - New initiatives for joint research and development projects

This option offers an opportunity to propose new or ongoing initiatives for joint co-operative projects of Chinese and Finnish researchers and companies. Companies can also be visible through posters that are open to audience since lunch time. The JoLII conference committee will send a notification of the proposal acceptance to the corresponding presenter by the end of June 2017.The aim is to find new joint ideas for the future. Proposal should consist of approximately 250 words including keywords and title, and with your name, your title, your university or institute or company, your contact information (e-mail and mobile phone number). The proposal presentations are 15 minutes/a presentation. The deadline for a new initiative submission is 15th of June 2017.


Submission of Registration, Abstracts and Open Forum proposals to the Web site:
https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/80536/lomake.html


More information about Sino-Finnish Cooperation
http://sf.bnu.edu.cn/ and
 http://blogs.helsinki.fi/sino-finnish-collaboration-edu/jolii-conference-global-challenges-in-education/


Further Information:
Jenny Niu, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
Mobile: +358503179590, E-mail: shuanghongjenny.niu@helsinki.fi
Hannele Niemi, PhD, Professor, University of Helsinki, Director of the JoLII in Finland
Mobile +358405558975, hannele.niemi@helsinki.fi


Links: Beijing Normal University     Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China     Sino-Finnish Collaboration in Education