The DistARCTIC (Distance Teaching and Learning in the Arctic Communities) project recently hosted a successful online workshop focused on pedagogical practices in rural education. The workshop included presentations on desktop study articles, which have been submitted for review. One of the articles is published on Journal of Teacher Education and Educators (2022) titled “Development of Teacher Self-Efficacy for Teaching in Rural Schools in The Circumpolar North: Lessons for Teacher Education” (K. Vijayavarathan-R, E. Óskarsdóttir, M. Beaton, T. Turunen, O. Kagan, N. Flotskaya, S. Bulanova). The article can be found here

One of the objectives of the project is to secure funding for research activities, and the workshop provided an opportunity for collaborative work on funding applications. Additionally, the project aims to develop a book proposal for the next publication of the network, with a focus on pedagogical practices in online/distance teaching and learning. The editors of the book were selected to lead the book proposal process.

Looking ahead, the DistARCTIC project’s next workshop is scheduled to take place in Leeds, England, at Leeds Beckett University on June 18-21, 2023.

DistARCTIC (Distance Teaching and Learning in the Arctic Communities) is a project, which aims to open new horizons on rural education, especially what kind of pedagogical practices could be used in online/distance teaching and learning to secure equal educational possibilities and high-quality education for all, regardless of their location. The project is funded by UArctic project funding for Network Activities on Arctic Research and Education, allocated by Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (DAFSHE) and administrated by UArctic International Secretariat. The project period is 9/2020-12/2023.

Read more on the project website