The programme will be continually updated. The organizer holds the right to any changes. All plenary sessions are conducted in English.

Monday May 7, 2018
09.00–12.00 Visit to Vasa Teacher Training School of Åbo Akademi University
Time for group meetings
Meeting of the Nordic leadership group (C215)
12.00–13.00 Registration and lunch in the foyer
13.00–13.30 Opening of conference (Akademisalen)
Song by academic student choir Pedavoces
Lisbeth Fagerström, Rector for Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa
Fritjof Sahlström, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies
13.30–14.30 Keynote 1: Professor Pirjo Aunio, University of Oslo
14.45–16.15 Parallel sessions
16.15–16.45 Coffee in the foyer
17.00–20.00 Alt. 1 Excursion by bus into the Kvarken Archipelago
(a UNESCO world heritage)
17.00–18.30 Alt. 2 Guided city walk and shopping
Tuesday May 8, 2018
08.30–09.00 Coffee in the foyer
Song by student choir from Vasa Teacher Training School (upper secondary level)
09.00–10.30 Keynote 2: The Nordic Centre of Excellence ”Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries” (JustEd) (Akademisalen)
10.45–12.15 Parallel sessions
12.15–13.15 Lunch in the foyer
13.15–14.45 Parallel sessions
14.45–15.15 Coffee in the foyer
15.15–16.15 Keynote 3: Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, Umeå University
18.00–19.00 City of Vaasa reception in Vaasa City Hall
Music performed by Albert Sahlström, student at Vasa Teacher Training School (grade 8)
19.00 Conference dinner at Restaurang Strampen
Welcome speech by Olli Luukkainen, President of the Trade Union of Education OAJ
Wednesday May 9, 2018
09.00–09.30 Coffee in the foyer
09.30–11.00 Parallel sessions
11.00–12.00 Lunch in the foyer
12.00–13.30 Keynote 4: Professor Emeritus Jim Cummins, University of Toronto/Åbo Akademi and Professor Siv Björklund, Åbo Akademi (Akademisalen)
13.30–14.15 End of conference (Akademisalen)
Concluding remarks by Professor Emeritus Sven-Erik Hansén, Åbo Akademi University
Relay to the organizers of the Sixteenth Nordic Conference on Teacher Education
Dance by Kipinä!
14.15–14.45 Coffee in the foyer