New learning environments!

Europe and school life are changing fast. What kind of schools should we build for the future? How do we support learning and motivate our kids better with school buildings, learning spaces and new learning environments?

What is role of ICT in modern classrooms. What should be inside the buildings? What kind of software we should use with children in kindergartens and schools? Future virtual reality is here with 3D. What shall we do with it?

This course is for those who are planning new schools, buying modern technology or furniture or are going to teach and work modern technology in a future. If you want to show your interest into the sessions, start here or follow the pre-registration link up in this website!

Choose your training session:( sessions are similar!)

SESSION 1/2020 (winter wonderland session) 2.2-6.2 2020 480€ (FREE PLACES)(30€ DISCOUNT/PARTICIPANT IF YOUR GROUP IS 5 OR MORE)


SESSION 1/2021 (winter wonderland session) 20.1.-24.1. 2021 480€ (FREE PLACES)(30€ DISCOUNT/PARTICIPANT IF YOUR GROUP IS 5 OR MORE)

Place: Joensuu, Finland (education takes place at new and modern school buildings)

Course fee: Final registration made latest March 2021, course fee 480€/participant. You get 30€ discount/person if your group is five participants or more. Course fee must be fully paid no later than 4 weeks before the start of the cource or with later instructions.

Course fee includes education, transportation during course week, coffee/tea breaks, certificates, trips and visits, one cultural evening with dinner.

You do not have to pay anything before having positive Erasmus+ funding from your agency!


June 2019:

1. Accomodation rates in June 2019 in our cooperation hotel Sokos hotel VAAKUNA, JOENSUU:(room rates are for room, not person)
Standard room rates: single room 88 €/night, double room 98€/night . Fee is/night/room (not for person). Including buffet breakfast and cooling system in rooms, sauna department from 4 pm to 10 pm every evening.

2. Accomodation rates in July 2019 in our cooperation hotel : Sokos hotel Kimmel: (room rates are for room, not person)

Economy room rates: single 75€/night, Double room 85€/night and double room with extra bed 110€/night.

Standard room rates: single room 90€/night, double room 100€/night and double room with extra bed 125€/night

All room rates in Sokos hotel Kimmel include buffet breakfast, free wifi and sauna with swimming pool in the evening. Kimmel hotel locates opposite to main railway and bus stations in Joensuu and also busses to Joensuu airport leave next to it.

Of course you are also free to choose other kind of accomodation (hostels, other hotels or airbnb) if you want.


It may be possible to obtain a European Union Erasmus+ (formerly Comenius) grant (K1, learning mobillity of individuals) to cover course fee, travelling and accomodation costs!

The next closing date for Erasmus+ applications is 5th February 2019 (education starting earliest in June 2019). Teachers will need the application of their Headteacher in doing this. More information is available from your national agency and our website.

So, you can show your interest in the course filling a pre-registration form before making application to your Erasmus+ agency. When you get decision, let us now if you are really coming. Then you can make a final registration. Pre-registration is free.


Aim of the course:

Course aim is learn about different learning and teaching environments, school buildings, ICT and virtual reality and how to prepare your pupils/student for future learning and worklife. Participants will also learn how to start planning a school renovation/building a new school.

The most important thing is to learn how to create learning environment that motivates students to make their best. Course is including quite many school visits. Aim is also to learn pedagogical English language and wide your professional network of collegues in Europe.

Thematic field of the training:

* Planning new school buildings

* Modern technology and webtools (ICT)

* Virtual reality and 3D in classrooms and outside school

* Curricula

* Future schools

* Learning environments

* Furniture inside school

* 360 photos

Education sector of the training participants:

- Pre-primary, Primary, General Secondary, Upper secondary, Vocational

Target audience: kindergarten teachers, pre-school teachers, primary teachers, secondary teachers, headteachers/principles, teacher-trainers, Councilors/elected members, architects, ensigneers, politicians

Languages used for the training: English

Place: Joensuu, Finland (can be reached from Helsinki by airplane, train or by bus)

Programme of the training activities (day by day):

1st DAY (starting 10.00 AM) Programme of the week, getting to know each other, Finnish education system, education systems and KA1 projects of participants. What kind of schools Europe needs in a future. Future curricula.

2nd DAY What kind of schools are we building now? Is learning changing, should schools change too? What do we really need inside schools? How we should plan a future schools? School visits and group work.

3rd DAY Modern ICT based learning environments. Apps for primary and secondary education and new ideas how to use modern technology + virtual reality and 3D.

4th DAY Trip to KOLI national park. Barbeque evening together with lake Saimaa (if possible).

5th DAY School, but should it be something else? What kind of furniture do we need inside? What about outside the school? What kind of action pupils/students need during the breaks? What about teachers, head teacher and staff? Feedback conversation, certificates and last night. Officially training is over 13.00 o´clock.

Departure day

Departure of participants

Knowing more about city of Joensuu