Out from classroom!

Whole world is your material

Our new course "Out from classroom" is planned for those who are interested about outdoor pedagogy. The first session was in July 2017. School is a part of sociaty, so we have plenty of material around us, also outside the school and in virtual reality. Museums, nature, sculptures, enterprises, Pokemon Go etc! and other sources can be used in our curriculum. Sessions are identical, so choose one for your team.

Pre-register your team from this link!

Place: Joensuu, Finland

Working language: English

Session 2018 3.7.-7.7 2018 (480€) CONFIRMED, free places!
(30€ discount/participant if your group is 5 or more)

Session 2019 5.7-9.7 2019 (480€) free places!
(30€ discount/participant if your group is 5 or more)

SESSION 2020 5.7-9.7 2020 (480€) FREE PLACES!(30€ DISCOUNT/participant IF YOUR GROUP IS 5 OR MORE)

Outcomes of training week week:

During a course week you will learn how to use sociaty, enterprises, culture and nature as teachiung and learning material. Participant will also learn to use iPads, computers and other modern equipment to use outside the school building.

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

Themes of education week:

- Outdoor education - What does it mean?

- Comparing education systems and outdoor pedagogy of participants

- Finnish education system

- Curriculum development

- Outdoor pedagogy

- Co-operation with enterprises and cultural institutions (library, museums, orchestras etc.)

- Nature and sociaty

- Modern technology (iPads etc.)

- Virtual reality and 3D

- How to motivate new generation to study?


Course fee: 2018, 2019 and 2020 480 €. Discount 30 € if your group is 5 participants or more.

Course fee does not include meals or accomodation. Course fee must be paid four weeks before course to bank account or with later instructions.

Accomodation in year 2017: We have group reservation net prices with Sokos hotel Kimmel. Single room 69 euros/night/room, double room 84 euros/night/room and room for three 109 €/night. Accomodation Fee includes breakfast, sauna, swimming pool and wifi. Of course you are free to use other accomodation possibilities too. Hotel Kimmel website.

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 2018 (education starting earliest June 2018), 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 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: (Programme can change before course start)

Night before official programme starts:meeting in lobby of hotel Kimmel 20:00 o'clock.

DAY 1 10:00-17:00: Welcome to Finland. Finnish education system, City of Joensuu. Ice breaker games outdoors and Finnish national games "Mölkky" and Finnish baseball.

DAY 2 10:00-17:00

Use ofmodern technology in outdoor education.Water, nature museums and culture targets. Gaming with outdoor education. Outdoor workshops and groupworks about differrent themes with Finnish expert teachers

DAY 3: 10:00-15:00 Visit to KOLI national park. How schools can use their natural heretage as pedagogical material. Small hike and presentation of KOLI.

DAY 4: 9:00-16:00 Out to enterprises! How to co-operate and make school alive with local enterprises. How to use mentor enterprises with schools. Visit to local enterprise.

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18:00-21:00Evening party with Lake Saimaa, Sauna, barbecue food and drinks with local music and culture (including the course fee)

DAY 5: 10:00-13:00 . Conclusions of course, group works, certificates and farewell.