Welcome to the event: Future Trajectories of Education in Uncertain Times

Welcome to discuss about the future of education with researchers, policy makers and educational professionals.
23–24 September 2019 Minerva-plaza, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, 00014 University of Helsinki .
The event is organised by AGORA for the study of social justice and equality in education -research centre, FuturEd-research project, Education & Society-research community, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Monday 23 September at 12 pm–4 pm
12:15 pm Dean and Professor Johanna Mäkelä: Why the future of education matters
12:25 pm Associate professor Kristiina Brunila: The rise of precision education and why we should care
12:45–2 pm Professor Fazal Rizvi: Global transformations and educational futures
Commentator Dr. Johanna Sitomaniemi-San
Coffee break
2:15–3:30 pm Dr. Ben Williamson:  Data-intensive technology and life-sensitive science: neurotechnologies, bioinformatics & precision education
Commentator Associate professor Nelli Piattoeva
3:30–4 pm Open discussion
Tuesday 24 September at 10 am–3 pm
10–11:15 am Professor Malin Ideland: Google and the end of the teacher? How edu-tech business actors imagine future education
Commentator Associate professor Janne Varjo
11:15 am–12:30 pm Dr. Satu Valkonen & Dr. Jaana Pesonen: Privatisation and marketisation of early childhood education in Finland
Commentator PhD researcher Marjo Mäntyjärvi
12:30–12:40 pm Closure

In the FuturEd-project, we are interested in future trajectories of education in the Nordic countries.

We use the concept of precision education to study some of the on-going and future changes in education. These changes relate to new networks of private, public and third sector actors, new paradigms, and new ideas of knowledge, services and products, and changing cultures and practices of education in terms of democracy.