Speakers

Karolis Žibas

Karolis Žibas

Dr. Karolis Žibas, founder and director of ‘Diversity Development Group’, sociologist and researcher at the Lithuanian Social Research Centre and Vytautas Magnus University as well as NGO activist in areas of migration and human rights, migrant integration and equal opportunities. As a project partner, leader and independent expert, Karolis Žibas is involved in different projects and researches on national and international levels,

Martin Saar

Martin Saar

Martin Saar is the Deputy Head Teacher of Tallinn Secondary School of Science and currently teaches chemistry and British literature. He is an author or co-author of ten chemistry textbooks and workbooks; for the past eight years he has also been the co-author of the national chemistry examination. Martin Saar has taken part in compiling the current chemistry syllabus of the Estonian national curriculum for both basic school and upper secondary school. During the recent years he has been a supervisor of university students doing their teaching practice and has contributed to developing courses of pedagogical practice for future teachers both as a teacher of chemistry and as deputy head teacher.

Stian Hårstad

Stian Hårstad

Stian Hårstad is Associate Professor of Scandinavian lingustics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. His main research interests are linguistic variation and change, language ideologies, language history, and language didactics. Prior to this, he has worked in teacher education (University College of Sør-Trøndelag), and in 2015 he published a text book on the didactics of language comprehension for the Scandinavian languages (Nabospråk og nabospråkundervisning, Cappelen Damm).​

Heidi Layne

Heidi Layne

Heidi Layne, PhD (heidi.layne@helsinki.fi) works as a researcher at the Department of Teacher Education and as a Career Counsellor at the Career Services in the University of Helsinki, Finland. Currently her research work consists of Erasmus+ -funded research project ROMTEL on Eastern European Roma children’s language identity and Nordplus funded DELA-NOBA research project on language awareness in the school in the Nordic-Baltic context. As a career counselor she has been actively involved in projects developing guidance services from the international students and immigrants perspectives.

Auður Hauksdóttir

Auður Hauksdóttir

Auður Hauksdóttir is a Professor of Danish at the University of Iceland and the Director of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages. Auðurs research domain is the Danish language, in particular Danish as a foreign language, comparative linguistics, and the history of Danish culture and language in Iceland. She has taught Danish on all educational levels, written and developed educational material for Danish in secondary school, worked as a translator between Icelandic and Danish, and been a tourist guide in Iceland for Danish and other Nordic travelers.

Per Ramberg

Per Ramberg

Per Ramberg is a Professor at the Teacher Education Department in the University of Trondheim (NTNU), Norway. He was the Head of the department for 8 years (2005 till 2013). He has also been part of the leadership of “The Norwegian National Council of Teacher Education for 6 years (2007 – 2013). He has represented Norway in an educational committee in the European Union (2004 – 2008), and he has participated in several working groups developing curriculum plans for Norwegian Teacher Education. His main interests are Development of Partnership Models in Teacher Education; Development of Research-based Teacher Education closely linked to Practice; Teacher Education as a Continuum.

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