What is HEAT2019?
HEAT2019 – HELSINKI EDUCATION IN ACTION FOR TEACHERS – is organized by VisitEDUfinn Ltd., Hostel Suomenlinna and The Organization for Outdoor Education in Finland. It is a special all-inclusive training program about modern teaching methods in Finland and how you apply them in practice. The lessons will be taught at the historical Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, which is also a World Heritage Site. The site is a unique and educational location, full of history and surrounded by the beautiful archipelago landscape.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATES JULY 8-12 ARE DIFFERENT THAN IN THE BROCHURE OR INFORMED EARLIER IN OUR WEBSITE
What will you learn?
The Summer School curriculum is based on the Finnish national curriculum. The pedagogical approach is evident in the student-centered interactive and inspiring learning sessions. The concept of “phenomenon-based” teaching, a move away from “subjects” and towards interdisciplinary topics takes place in the Summer School timetable. The Summer School is like a typical Finnish camp school which aims to strengthen cooperation and communication skills in the classroom. A strong emphasis will be on transversal competences such as thinking and learning-to-learn, cultural competence, interaction and expression skills, managing daily life and taking care of oneself, interaction and self-expression, multiliteracy and ICT competence, working life competence and entrepreneurship as well as participation, involvement and building a sustainable future. You will be taught by local experienced Finnish teachers. The Summer School provides you with an opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and local practices, which are ethically sustainable and culturally sensitive, and could be transferred from one culture to another. There will be learning outside the classroom, learning by doing and loads of fun learning by sharing.
Unique educational conference setup – Visit Finnish schools and job shadow teachers by the Arctic Circle.
Ms. Rauhala (B.A.) is an educational sciences student at the University of Turku with studies also in the fields of psychology, business and HR, and sociology. As an education major, she is passionate about lifelong learning and the Finnish education system. She believes in change through education. In addition, Ms. Rauhala loves to learn new languages. She completed an Erasmus + university exchange in Spain as a part of her studies and wants to work toward everyone getting international learning opportunities. Ms. Rauhala is working for VisitEDUfinn part-time while finishing her studies.