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LIFE2024 – Join the Journey towards Wellbeing in Education

January 26 - February 2

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IMPORTANT UPDATE 30.11.2023:
LIFE2024 IS SOLD OUT! AS AN ALTERNATIVE, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FULL STEAM COURSE WITH SIMILAR WINTER ACTIVITIES! 
https://visitedufinn.com/event/full-steam-2024/  

LIFE2023 was a big success with 142 passionate educators from around the world sharing and learning together. Some had also brought their family or friends with them to experience the magic of winter in Finnish Lapland. LIFE will return in winter 2024,  and this time, the main focus will be on the well-being of students and teachers. Happy schools are the foundation for a more sustainable future.

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LIFE2024 THE SHADOWING EXPERIENCE
JOURNEY TOWARDS WELLBEING IN EDUCATION

Welcome to the 7th Edition of the Lapland International Forum for Education™!

Discounts available for groups of 5 or more participants! Contact info@visitedufinn.com for more information.

LIFE2024 is a new way to dive deeper into the renowned Finnish education system while enjoying the unparalleled beauty of Lapland. The program reflects the collaborative learning culture promoted by our newest national curriculum. You will be job shadowing Finnish teachers and daily life at local schools, interacting with invited speakers as well as with other participants from around the world, and walking in the footsteps of the world’s happiest nation in the untouched nature of Lapland.

This unique teacher training course is the seventh Lapland International Forum for Education™, and it is organized in collaboration with VisitEDUfinn, creator of the LIFE event, and Visit RovaniemiWelcome to Rovaniemi to experience education in the Finnish way!

Lapland International Forum for Education™ was chosen in 2019 as one of the winners in the Authentic Finnish Educational Travel Product contest. LIFE2024 offers an exclusive opportunity to visit Finnish kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and the University of Lapland‘s Teacher Training School. One day you will even get the chance to job shadow Finnish teachers from the students’ perspective during our Be a Student -lesson simulations: Nature pedagogy, Handcrafts, Home economics, Sport (snowshoeing), and Welfare pedagogy. In addition to school visits, lectures, and workshops, you can participate in social programs, such as the city of Rovaniemi reception and farewell dinner. 

The essential part of LIFE2024 takes place right near the Arctic Circle in the city of Rovaniemi, also known as the official hometown of Santa Claus. During the event, you have an opportunity to meet him in person and participate in many other exciting and unique winter adventures. The main venue is Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus, and you can stay the last night of the event in a Showhotel or Glass igloo watching the Northern Lights.

During LIFE2024, you will learn concrete examples of how to work as co-teachers, how to group the students, and what kind of means there are to support the wellbeing of pupils and the whole working community. In Rovaniemi, we will also establish our own learning culture together and thus experience what it means in practice.  Preparing our students for the unpredictable future is our common challenge. In Finland, we believe that a collaborative learning culture with a safe and warm atmosphere is the best way to enhance students’ well-being and contribute to creating a happy and sustainable future. 

In addition to the main event in Rovaniemi, you can extend your visit either at the beginning or at the end: Start the journey in our capital city Helsinki (January 26-27) by listening to the top Finnish education experts at Educa fair, the largest event for Finland’s education and training sector. You can start your Educa experience by joining a special Educa School Visit. In 2020, Educa gathered together over 20 000 educators from Finland and abroad. If Educa and LIFE2024 still leave you hungry for more, don’t worry. On February 2, we organize an optional extra outdoor pedagogies workshop as an AFTERLIFE EXPERIENCE. 

If you participated in the previous LIFE2023, LIFE2022,  LIFE2020, LIFE2019  or LIFE2018 events, we warmly welcome you to join us again. Based on your feedback, we have added more days, more interaction with other participants, and made other changes so that the overall experience will be better than ever. 

Registration is available NOW! 

SCHOOL VISITS INCLUDED

Event/Course fee

660€ Early bird price until October 31, 2023
  • Group & Student discounts available
  • Meal package for additional 190€
  • Free access to online courses
  • Certificates
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What our clients say

"This visit is part of our efforts to learn from the best in the world when it comes to education"

"So grateful the conference was so well planned and organized. Would highly recommend to others."

Dawson science teacher Ms. D cannot wait to teach her students all about the Northern Lights! Ms. D, along with Ms. Musgrave, Ms. McNamara and Ms. Jacobsen, spent the week at Visitedufinn Ltd. LIFE2020 Conference and had the unique opportunity to learn from the famous Finnish education. They got to see how everyday life works in Finnish schools, visit with local teachers and students, and listen to the top Finnish education experts. Dawson is a true learning community and professional development is a big priority for faculty and staff. We cannot wait to learn more from our Finland Four! #DawsonDifference

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January 26
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February 2
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VisitEDUfinn
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+358 407 516 478
Email
info@visitedufinn.com

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Rovaniemi
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