Out from classroom!

Whole world is your material!

Our course "Out from classroom" is planned for those who are interested about outdoor pedagogy.

School is a part of sociaty, so we have plenty of material around us, also outside the school and in virtual reality.

Nature, sculptures, enterprises,360 photos 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 2020 5.7-9.7 2020 (480€) FREE PLACES! 30€ DISCOUNT/participant IF YOUR GROUP IS 5 OR MORE (confirmed session!)

SESSION 2021 6.7.-10.7. 2021 (480€, IF FINAL REGISTRATION DONE LATEST IN APRIL 2021) 30€ DISCOUNT/PARTICIPANT IF YOUR GROUP IS 5 OR MORE).

Outcomes of training 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: 480€/participant. Discount 30 €/participant 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 start to bank account or with later instructions.

ACCOMODATION SUGGESTION 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.

Standard room is little bit bigger than economy room, not a big difference.

Room reservations and payments from www.sokoshotels.com portal . Use reservation code EDUKARJALA20 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

Next closing date for Erasmus+ applications is 5th 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 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 10:00-17:00: 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 of modern 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. Action cameras and drones.

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 the course, group works,
certificates and farewell.