Active learnig is fun!

This course is in Finland for teachers, principals and other experts who really like to get something new and modern ideas inside or outside classroom and motive the pupils better.

Give your pupils positive experiences with modern technology etc. computers, laptops, virtual reality(VR), STE(A)M, artificial intelligence(AI), mobile phones, drones, 360 cameras, gps based outdoor games and lot of other things! Make your classroom also flipping!

Course place: Joensuu, Finland

Working language: English

SESSION 2020: 28th July-1st August 2020, COURSE FEE 420€, FREE PLACES!

SESSION 2021: 9th-13th October 2021, (COURSE FEE 420 € (if final registration before May 2021)

SESSION 1/2022: 21st-25th January 2022, (COURSE FEE 420 € (if final registration before May 2021)

SESSION 2/2022: 9th-13th July 2022, (COURSE FEE 420 € (if final registration before May 2021)

ACCOMODATION SUGGESTION IN JULY 2020: Accomodation rate in July 2020 in our cooperation hotel, Sokos hotel Kimmel Joensuu is: Economy room rates: Single economy 72€/night/room, Double economy room 82€/night/room. Standard room rates: single room 90€/room/night, double room 100€/room/night.

Room reservations and payments from www.sokoshotels.com portal . Use reservation code BEDUKARJALA20 for July 2020. Standard room is little bit bigger than economy room.

All room rates include big buffet breakfast, free wifi and sauna with swimming pool. Kimmel hotel locates opposite to main railway and bus stations in Joensuu and also busses to Joensuu airport has a bus stop next to it.

You will pay accomodation to Sokos hotel system, not to eduKarjala. We help you every way :-).

Of course you are free to choose other kind of accomodation (hostels, other hotels or airbnb) if you want. Near course place you can find example ISLO hostel, rooms are with small kitchen. Also hotel Green star is popular, www.greenstar.fi

Outcomes of training week:

During the course week participants will learn how to activate pupils or students every kind of school subjects with games and gaming. Includes also flipped learning pedagogy

Participants can also develope their professional English skills and learn and get ideas from each others. They will also get new collegues from all over the Europe and they can start to think example new projects.

Target group: kindergarten, primary or every kind of secondary teachers, like language teachers, science teachers, history teachers, arts teachers etc., headteachers/principals, teacher-trainers, councilors/elected members, special teachers, vocational teachers, experts, politicians or other stake holders

Themes of education week:

- Gaming and gamification - How we understand it? How to motivate new generations to study by gaming?

- Flipped learning

- Sharing curricula and gaming pedagogy of participants

- Finnish education system and curriculum

- Curriculum development and gaming as a part of it

- Outdoor pedagogy


- Gaming technology (iPads, mobile phones, gps softwares etc.), virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 3D

Course fee: 420€/participant. Course fee does not include meals or accomodation. Course fee must be paid four weeks before course start to bank account or with later instructions.

Certificates: Course certificate, Europass mobility document

Accomodation information comes later. In Joensuu there are very good hotels and airbnb in very good rate.

City of Joensuu locates 450 km North-East from Helsinki. You can reach Joensuu every day by airplane (JOE), train or by bus from Helsinki.

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! Next closing date for Erasmus+ applications is in February 2020 (education starting earliest June 2020), and teachers will need the application of their Headteacher in doing this. More information is available from our website and in your national agency. So, you can pre-book your place before making application to Erasmus+ office and when you get decision let us now if you are really coming.

Schedule of five days:

DAY 1 10:00-18:00: Welcome to Finland. Agenda of course week. Finnish education system, City of of Joensuu. Ice breakers, participant presentations. Playing "Mölkky", Finnish traditional game.

DAY 2 09.30-17:00: Modern technology in education. Gaming. Gaming workshops and lectures about differrent themes with Finnish teachers. 19:00 Evening with lake Saimaa, trying Finnish outdoor activities. Barbeque and sauna.

DAY 3: 09:30-17:00 Gamification and useful softwares inside or outside classrooms. Lectures and workshops.

DAY 4: 9:00-16:00 Outdoor learning at KOLI national park. How schools can use their natural heretage as pedagogical material. Small hike with outdoor gaming and presentation of KOLI. Last evening together

DAY 5: 10:00-13:00 Conclusions of the course, workshop, certificates and farewell.