Active learning is fun!

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

Give your pupils positive experiences with modern technology and pedagogy, example escape rooms, 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 / Teneriffe, Spain

Working language: English

SESSION 1/2022: 21st-25th January 2022, (COURSE FEE 420 €) confirmed!

SESSION 2/2022: 9th-13th July 2022, (COURSE FEE 420 €)

SESSION 1/2023: 7th-11th January 2023, (COURSE FEE 420 €)

SESSION 2/2023: 2nd-6th July 2023, (COURSE FEE 420 €)

SESSION 3/2023 10th-14th December 2023 (COURSE FEE 420 €) PUERTO DE LAS CRUZ, TENERIFE, SPAIN

You are free to choose accomodation (hostels, hotels or airbnb) if you want. Near course place you can find example ISLO finhostel, rooms are with small kitchen. Also hotel Green star is popular, www.greenstar.fi. Also Scandic hotel Joensuu and hotel Lietsu are very nice. Our co-operation hotel near railways Joensuu railway station is original Sokos hotel Kimmel.

In our Spain sessions, you can use the hotel you want in center of Puerto de la Cruz.

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. Participants will also learn how to build pedagogical escape room for primary /secondary pupils.

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

- Pedagogical escape room games

- 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 three days before course start to bank account or in the first course day.

Certificates: Course certificate, Europass mobility document

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. There is a train connection to Joensuu from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. (you have to change to Joensuu train in TIKKURILA railway station near airport).

In Teneriffe Spain there are two airports, North and South. Northern airport is closer to Puerto de la Cruz. Island is not big, so you are free to use both airports.

It is possible to obtain a European Union Erasmus+ grant (K1, learning mobillity of individuals) to cover course fee, travelling and accomodation costs! Next closing date for Erasmus+ applications is in March 2022 (education starting earliest June 2022). More information is available from our website and from 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.

You can also fill the accreditation before end of October 2022. Then you will get grants for whole programme season. More information from your national Erasmus+ agency.

Schedule of five days:

DAY 1 15:00-21:00: Welcome to Finland/Spain. Agenda of course week. Education systems, City of of Joensuu/history of Teneriffe. Ice breakers, participant presentations. Evening with lake Saimaa, trying Finnish outdoor activities. Barbeque and sauna. In Spain beach party.

DAY 2 10.00-16:00: Modern technology in education. Gaming. Gaming workshops and lectures about outdoor learning and building escape room. Voluntary trip to reindeer farm in Finland/ Loro Parque in Spain.

DAY 3: 10:00-17:00 Theme about escape rooms continues. Gamification and useful softwares inside or outside classrooms. Lectures and workshops.

DAY 4: 10:00-16:00 Outdoor learning in KOLI national park/ Tenerife mountains. How schools can use their natural heretage as pedagogical material. Small hike with outdoor gaming and presentation of KOLI/ mountain TEIDE. Last evening together.

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

Participants will learn also how to build pedagogical escape room game.