Educational Transformations for Facilitating Sustainable Personal, Social and Institutional Renewal at the Digital Age (Growing Mind)

Public description of the goals at the beginning of the project

“Growing Mind: Educational transformations for facilitating sustainable personal, social, and institutional renewal in the digital age” (2018-2023) project is a part of the Strategic Research Programme of the Academy of Finland. The project supports renewal of Finnish teaching and schooling in interaction with rigorous academic research. Positive youth development is supported through 6 work packages: 1) systematic longitudinal data on adolescents’ engagement and socio-digital participation, including neuroscientific studies of digital activity; 2) Growing Mind interventions empowering learning and development; 3) carrying out engaging making and gaming projects at schools; 4) developing new generation learning analytics; 5) supporting teacher development and systemic school transformation; and 6) organizing multi-faceted research-practice workshops. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the Digitalization Project of the Helsinki City Department of Helsinki.

More information

  • Consortium's website
  • Consortium PI Kai Hakkarainen, Professor, University of Helsinki, firstname.lastname(at)

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