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110 year old teacher education was celebrated

Published: 12 June 2017

Teachers have been trained in Luleå for 110 years. This historical fact was celebrated during the three days that included afterwork, debates and exciting conversations.

In the autumn of 1907, the folk college seminar started with 18 male students in provisional premises in central Luleå. The seminar also included an exercise school. Two years later, the construction of the premises was started at Östermalm, where the seminar housed from 1911 until 1987.

From autumn 1919, women were also able to apply for education and the seminar became Sweden's first and only seminar until 1936. The education attracted a lot of attention nationally and was seen by many as a daring experiment.

At Luleå University of Technology, teachers have been educated since 1977. Today, teacher education at Luleå University of Technology assumes approximately 300 teacher students annually in the programs for preschool teachers, basic teachers and subject teachers.

Therefore, during three days last week a grand celebration was organized where the public was given the opportunity to attend lectures, debates, talks and mingles. Among the program items were the writer Mikael Niemi, who reported on his experiences of school and an insight into how today's teacher education, with extensive distance technology, looks.

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