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Immerse yourself in the wonders of Finland's education system while exploring the enchanting Lapland with LIFE. This unique training program offers an exclusive opportunity to visit Finnish schools and the University of Lapland’s Teacher Training School and to shadow Finnish teachers, connect with speakers and fellow participants from around the globe, and embrace the untouched beauty of Lapland. In addition to school visits, lectures and workshops, you may take part in social program, such as city of Rovaniemi reception and farewell dinner. This seventh Lapland International Forum for Education™ is organized in collaboration with VisitEDUfinn, creator of LIFE event and Visit Rovaniemi.

The theme ‘Learning and teaching together’ reflects the culture of learning promoted by our newest national curriculum. Extend your journey with an optional visit to Helsinki for the Educa fair and join an outdoor pedagogies workshop for an unforgettable experience.

See you in Rovaniemi!

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Target group are the school management, kindergarten and school education teachers, special education teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education, adult education and VET.

The course covers a wide range of topics that schools need to consider and tackle when introducing and securing internationalization in their school:

  • Observations of how Finnish teachers work and how school days are structured
  • Examples of co-learning and -teaching in different levels of Finnish educational system
  • Understanding how the joint learning pedagogies enable deeper learning
  • Tools for planning, facilitating, and evaluating collaborative learning in teacher education
  • Models to structure and initiate cooperative learning and team teaching in elementary and middle school
  • Ways to support students’ with special needs in multi professional co-operation
  • Analyses of how collaborative learning builds students’ 21st century skills
  • An experience of learning together in a group of educational professionals from different countries

The course methodology aspires activation of pre-assumptions and prior knowledge and a creation of a safe and positive atmosphere. In order to deliver a strong quality course it integrates different parts and activities, such as: listening speakers and visiting educational institutions, reflecting the new inputs, information and experiences through personal diary as well as reflective discussions, Socratic walks, re-structuring one’s domain-related understanding based on the new information and experiences through individual and shared/collaborative exercises, shared brainstorming, mind mapping, concept developing and scenario building, panel discussion, local cultural situated learning – visiting in different schools and other educational organizations, interacting with invited speakers, led discussion, learning outside the classroom “on the move” and more. The course also aspires creating an output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school, such as composing a (new) development plan.

Earn a certificate

The course participants will get a Certificate of Active Attendance.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

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On-site course combines Educa in Helsinki and Rovaniemi in Lapland

LIFE SHADOWING EXPERIENCE – Learning and teaching together on-site courses take place in Helsinki and Rovaniemi, Finland. Course starts with participation in Educa event in Helsinki and then continues in Rovaniemi, Lapland.

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  •  provisional dates 24 - 31 January 2024

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Course fee, mandatory meal package and additional activities: coming soon

Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the LIFE SHADOWING EXPERIENCE - Learning and teaching together course:

Main organiser / trainer

Suvi Westling 

  • Educational psychologist and expert in the field with both grass root teaching experience from school and teacher education as well as research from these environments

She has a broad and holistic view of education and a deep understanding of human mind and learning. She has graduated from and later taught new students in an innovative program of educational psychology at the University of Helsinki. Her teaching has included lecturing, supervising pre-service-teachers’ practice, and facilitating group processes and process-oriented group studies. In her research she studies the quality of regulation of students’ learning and activity, at school and at teacher education. She has worked as an expert in educational program design at an academic level as well as in the world of international organizations.

Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.

Helsinki and Rovaniemi, Finland

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