Teachers of the Arctic

The purpose of the project on Teachers of the Arctic is double:

  • first, to modernize the Education system by training a new type of teacher – a teacher prepared to meet the challenges of minority cultures and languages and to inculcate an awareness of environmental issues in young people; and
  • second, lay the foundations for what, it is hoped, will be a partnership with countries having circumpolar populations.

Given the considerable potential of ICT to alleviate some of the problems of Arctic isolation, the project will include a component in which ICT user competencies will be clarified and incorporated into the skill profile of future teachers.

Publication year: 2010

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