HEAT Teachers' Summer School - Helsinki Education in Action for Teachers

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The Teachers’ Summer School HEAT course in Helsinki, Finland isn't just another professional development endeavor; it's a transformative journey designed to foster connections among educators while immersing them in an environment rich with history, culture, and natural beauty.

From dynamic classrooms across various educational settings to the awe-inspiring Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, prepare to be inspired and challenged as you explore new perspectives and seize new opportunities that will leave a lasting impact. Moreover, Helsinki's reputation as a hub of innovation and creativity makes it the ideal backdrop for this summer school.

The Summer School curriculum is based on the Finnish national core curriculum, embracing a holistic and student-centered pedagogical approach. You'll participate in interactive and inspiring learning sessions, focusing on phenomenon-based teaching and learning—moving away from subjects and towards interdisciplinary topics. HEAT Summer School mirrors the ethos of a typical Finnish camp school, aiming to strengthen cooperation and communication skills in the classroom. Here, you'll learn by doing and sharing, not only with fellow students but also with local experienced teachers. We don't sit quietly at our desks; instead, we move around, go on trips, or at the very least take a break after each 45 minutes of sitting, as is customary in Finnish schools.

HEAT also provides you with an opportunity to share ideas, knowledge, and local practices that are ethically sustainable and culturally sensitive, capable of being transferred from one culture to another. By participating, you'll not only gain new tools for implementing student-centered teaching methods but also enrich discussions with your unique perspectives.

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Target group are educators with a vision of using technology creatively and effectively in primary and secondary schools: the school management, teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education and VET.

  • Experience immersive learning sessions based on the Finnish national core curriculum.
  • Engage in holistic, student-centered pedagogical approaches.
  • Explore phenomenon-based teaching and learning, emphasizing interdisciplinary topics.
  • Strengthen cooperation and communication skills within the classroom.
  • Learn through practical experiences and interactions with local experienced teachers.
  • Share ethically sustainable and culturally sensitive teaching practices transferrable across different cultural contexts.

The course methodology aspires creating an output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school. Participants are given time to develop these outputs and the trainers coach and support them throughout the week, if necessary even long after courses have finished as a follow up.

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.

What makes Euneos the leading course provider in Europe?

Euneos consistently rises to the challenge, empowering our clients with a wide selection of outstanding courses. We're committed to delivering excellence that meets the Quality Standards for courses under Key Action 1 and Rules of application, Annex I - Erasmus Quality Standards, as required by the European Commission.

On-site courses

The Teachers’ Summer School HEAT on-site courses take place in Helsinki, Finland. The Teachers’ Summer School HEAT are 5-day courses that start on Monday afternoon and end on Friday at 13:00 o'clock.

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  • CONFIRMED 26 - 30 August 2024, Helsinki/Finland
  • 25 - 29 August 2025, Helsinki, Finland

+ Free 30-day access to Finnish Education Online Courses

The meal package (100€ excl. VAT) is obligatory, and it includes:

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Interested in a 10-day summer course?

Combine these two CONFIRMED 5-day courses for an enriching 2-week experience in Finland, gaining invaluable insights and hands-on experience in implementing new classroom strategies.

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NB! No programme during the weekend! Please consult your NA!

Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the Teachers’ Summer School HEAT course:

Main organiser / trainer

Suvi Westling

  • Researcher & trainer in univ. Teacher education
  • Nature & culture guide (not by degree, but by experience)
  • Master of education, qualified classroom & subject teacher (Univ. Helsinki)
  • Former teacher at primary school (K12)

Suvi is an expert on educational psychology with a broad view on education and a deep understanding of the human mind and learning. She has graduated from and later taught 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 phenomenon-based group studies. In her research she has studied for instance the teacher-student interaction. Suvi has studied media education as part of her teacher studies. She has also gained grassroots experience of working with children and teenagers as a classroom teacher, youth worker and camp supervisor in various places at earlier phases of her life.

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

Helsinki, Finland

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