Overall Goal

The overall goal of Verdde - University Center for Mobility in Indigenous Education is to strengthen cooperation within UArctic in the field of teacher training, teaching of Indigenous minority languages and cultures.

Main Activities

  • promoting cross-cultural professional development of educators through university approved certificates, diplomas and degrees;
  • encouraging students, teachers, administrators, and university faculty to pursue
    improved teaching and learning practices through mutually recognized effective
    pedagogy
  • offering high quality cross-institutional instructional programs that include exchange opportunities in each of the partner sites aimed at increased cross-cultural understanding;
  • exploring shared research interests among faculty and students from each of the institutions and international partners;
  • assisting each other in the development of exemplary curriculum and assessment
    strategies;
  • encouraging ongoing sharing of cultural resources and communication about
    educational issues using the internet and other electronic systems and technology;
  • promoting increased historical and contemporary understanding between and
    among Indigenous people throughout the circumpolar world;
  • facilitating national and international exchange of students, faculty, and researchers to foster collaborative study and research.
  • Traditional individual exchanges such as for an entire semester.
  • Non-traditional exchanges are required, such as the exchange of groups with shorter stays.

Current Activities

  • continue student and teacher exchange.
  • Seminar 2014 fall/winter at SUC for partners
  • Development of exemplary curriculum and assessment strategies

For more information on the Verdde program, see this interactive map.