Book Launch: Finnish Innovations and Technologies in Schools. 28 Oct 2014.

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Tuesday 28 October 2014 at 16.30

Room 302, Siltavuorenpenger 3A, University of Helsinki

The event is free of charge, but please register here. Welcome!

Finnish Innovations and Technologies in Schools. A Guide towards New Ecosystems of Learning combines several perspectives on the steps the Finnish educational system has taken to provide students with the skills and competences needed for living in today’s society and in the future. The ecosystem is used as a metaphor for the educational system. The Finnish system aims to achieve sustainable education by ensuring that the system is simultaneously interconnected and open to transformations.

The book describes how a flexible curriculum system is succeeding without the pressures of high-stake testing. It also illustrates how the ongoing curriculum reform of the basic education is working. The book brings together knowledge gained in schools through the cooperation of researchers, teachers, school principals, the public sector, and private companies. The book presents case studies of technology integration aimed at crossing boundaries in formal and informal learning settings, locally and globally. The contributors address 21st-century needs and requirements through learner-driven knowledge creation, collaboration, networking, and digital literacies. It opens new scenarios of how to apply digital storytelling and games connecting fun, motivation, and learning. The strong message is that, through collaboration and networking, we can create an educational ecosystem that supports different learners.

First pages of the book

Editors
Hannele Niemi, University of Helsinki & CICERO Learning, Finland
Jari Multisilta, CICERO Learning & University of Helsinki, Finland
Lasse Lipponen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Marianna Vivitsou, CICERO Learning & University of Helsinki, Finland

Authors
Anna Aarnio, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki, Finland
Maija Aksela, LUMA Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jeffrey Earp, Institute for Educational Technology, Italian National Research Council
Irmeli Halinen, The Finnish Board of Education
Vilhelmiina Harju, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki, Finland
Kalle Juuti, opettajankoulutuslaitos, University of Helsinki, Finland
Marja Kankaanranta, University of Jyväskylä
Veera Kallunki, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki, Finland
Harri Ketamo, SkillPixels Ltd.
Kristian Kiili, Tampere University of Technology, Pori
Tiina Korhonen, Koulumestari School & University of Helsinki, Finland
Mikko Koskela, Tampere University of Technology
Minna Kukkonen, Koulumestari School & University of Helsinki, Finland
Heikki Kynäslahti, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
Jari Lavonen, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
Jarkko Mylläri, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
Johanna Ojalainen, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki
Johanna Penttilä, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki
Kati Sormunen, Koulumestari School & University of Helsinki
Sakari Tolppanen, University of Helsinki
Pauliina Tuomi, Tampere University of Technology, Pori
Sanna Vahtivuori, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki & CICERO Learning
Lauri Vihma, LUMA Centre, University of Helsinki
Kirsi Viitanen, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki
Marianna Vivitsou, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki

Sense Publishers
ISBN Paperback: 9789462097476 ($ 54.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789462097483 ($ 99.00)
ISBN E-Book: 9789462097490

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