Border Guard going online and cooperating in the Arctic
The session will discuss what sorts of challenges are involved in Arctic education, with special emphasis on the education within the Border Guard. The Border Guard is an extremely dispersed organization, which creates challenges for the training of BorderGuards. "Arctic pedagogy" based on distance education, is reliant on the constantly developing e-learning tools and virtual school environment. In Finland, BorderGuard education is more and more based on individual online learning, but in which sort of subjects is it a suitable tool? Is it possible to teach BG-practices with e-learning tools and in which subjects can we not go online? Then again, what sort of opportunities do the new tools provide, e.g. in terms of more international cooperation in BG-training? What sort of new resources do e-learning tools require and do they save resources that can be transferred somewhere else? The session aims at unveiling these and other challenges involved in Artic Border Control education and proposing potential solutions to those challenges. We invite both theoretical and practice-oriented papers looking at Arctic pedagogy and BG-training from a variety of perspectives and from different countries. The topics of potential presentations include, but are not limited to, Arctic pedagogy within the Border Guard, exercises under the Arctic Coast Guard Forum, Arctic maritime-and aeronautical search and rescue exercises from a pedagogical perspective, education and training related to SAR, practical cooperation on Arctic maritime and aeronautical search and rescue training, and evaluation concepts of SAR exercises.