Fulbright Dialogues -sarja
Kansainvälisiä vaikutteita ja ajankohtaisia keskusteluja
Fulbright Suomi -säätiö järjestää yhdessä paikallisten organisaatioiden kanssa ”Fulbright Dialogues” -keskustelutilaisuuksia ajankohtaisista teemoista. Korkeintaan 75 minuuttia kestävät roundtable -tyyliset dialogit sisältävät asiantuntija-alustuksen ja sen pohjalta kysymyksiä ja keskustelua. Puhujavieraina toimivat paitsi amerikkalaiset Fulbright-tutkijat ja alumnit, myös muut Suomessa vierailevat amerikkalaiset eri alojen asiantuntijat.
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Using case studies to promote interdisciplinary approaches to environmental education
Speakers: Nathaniel Woodruff and Stephen Howard
Time: March 7, 2017
In this session of the Fulbright Dialogue series, U.S. Fulbright Teachers Nathaniel Woodruff and Stephen Howard will share their experiences in using case studies to promote interdisciplinary approaches to environmental education. Their introduction to the theme is followed by a discussion with invited expert participants.
Abstract: Case studies bring relevancy and authenticity to the learning of environmental concepts. Environmental problems are interdisciplinary in nature and should be taught across disciplines to reflect this reality. However, the teaching of environmental topics is typically only taught within the science classroom by science teachers working alone. This dialogue aims to develop strategies for professionals from different disciplines both in and outside of schools to collaborate on using case studies in environmental education.
Nathaniel Woodruff is a department head, science teacher, and Nordic ski coach at Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, Massachusetts. Nat graduated from Tufts University with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering. After working as an engineer, Nat made a career shift to teaching, and in 2004 he received the Massachusetts Secretary of State's Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education. From January to July 2017, Nat will travel to Finland as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program. Nat will examine how the Finnish use interdisciplinary courses and projects to teach in a real-world context. Nat will also investigate how Finnish teachers collaborate with universities to develop authentic research projects for their students.
Stephen Howard lives in Seattle, Washington. He teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Meadowdale Middle School, in the city of Lynnwood. Stephen has been teaching for about 20 years. He will travel to Finland from January to April 2017, where he will be learning about sustainability education and developing a curriculum to be taught at his home school. Stephen is thrilled for this opportunity to learn about one of the best educational systems in the world.
This is an invitation-only event. For further information, please contact Fulbright Finland Foundation.
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Transatlantic Dialogue on 21st Century Education
Speaker: William Doyle
Time: November 19, 2015
In this session of the Fulbright Dialogue series, Fulbright Scholar William Doyle will discuss his research project titled “The Schools of Tomorrow: Global Visions of the Future of Education”, followed by a discussion by invited expert participants.
William Doyle is a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar based in Finland, focusing on global education best practices and the schools of tomorrow. He is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer and TV producer whose credits include projects for HBO, A&E and PBS. He co-authored the 2014 book “Navy Seals: Their Untold Story” and co-authored the companion hit PBS documentary; authored the just-released book “PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy”; and co-authored with his wife the new book “Secrets of the World’s Healthiest Children”, an examination of Japanese healthy longevity. Born and raised in New York City, he is the father of an 8-year-old boy who attends Finnish public school.
During his Fulbright, Doyle has worked with students and faculty at three Finnish institutions (the University of East Finland, the University of Turku and the University of Lapland) to identify and promote child-centered, evidence-based global best practices to improve the well-being and learning of children in K-8 education.
This is an invitation-only event. For further information, please contact the Fulbright Center.
Factors attracting U.S. graduate students to education and research in Finland
Speaker: Katsiaryna Mikalayeva
Time: May 13, 2015
Which factors are most significant for U.S. graduate students when they decide to choose Finland and Finnish higher education institutions as the destination for their Fulbright year? Upcoming research on this topic will be presented by Katsiaryna Mikalayeva, followed by a discussion by invited expert participants on how the results of this research could be utilized for the benefit of Finnish higher education.
Katsiaryna Mikalayeva is completing her Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MaRIHE). The topic of her Master’s thesis is “Factors Influencing U.S. Student Program Grantees to Choose Finland as Their Fulbright Destination”. The thesis investigates why recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant choose Finland as the destination for their Fulbright year. It looks at grantees to Finland from the years 2000 to 2015 and through surveys and in-depth interviews aims to discover the key factors that determine the students’ choice. Supported by the theory drawn from literature on international students’ decision making, this research also looks at the interaction among various factors of influence and explores decision-making patterns behind the U.S. Student Program grantees’ choice.
U.S graduate students come to Finland on Fulbright to study or conduct graduate research for a minimum period of one academic year. They represent all academic fields except clinical medicine. A study of their motivation and factors influencing their decision making sheds light not only on Fulbright grantees specifically but also on U.S. graduate students in general. Some of the results could thus be used by Finnish higher education institutions to develop their marketing focused on potential students from the North American market as well as improving services and course offering for students already enrolled in Finland.