A joint summer school by Tallinn University and University of Helsinki

In order to strengthen the research in the field of school development and leadership, Tallinn University and University of Helsinki are organizing a joint summer seminar on the 7th and 8th of June 2019 for doctoral students, master's students and their supervisors.


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Participants will introduce and continue working on an already existing research in the field. Students who plan on continuing with PhD studies can further develop their ideas, learn from colleagues and already prepare for a more thorough research. 

Friday, 07.06.2019

Arrival around 12.00
13.00 Lunch & introduction
14.00 Introduction of home assignment
Short introduction (5–10 min) based on each participants topic: focus on a concept, a theme, approach, etc.
A "poster" that makes the ideas visible to others
Interactive, discussion, sharing, reflecting
17.00 Free time
18.00 Dinner

Saturday, 08.06.2019

8.00–9.00 Breakfast
9.30 Writing day (articles, funding applications), individual or small group
Data collection and preparation for following topics during spring time (February–April):

  • Teacher leadership interviews
  • Principals' interviews – Learning and teaching cultures, leaders empowerment behavior, creating conditions for teacher leadership, etc.
  • Evidence-based school development (school–university partnership)

12.00 Lunch
13.00 Optional supervision
15.00 Conclusion & coffee
16.00 The end