ALO Finland MOOC starts the conversation by introducing Innovative Pedagogy and EdTech in Finland. The emphasis is on the practical approach and simple solutions that can be easily repeated, adopted and further developed worldwide.
The course is aiming to be more than just content delivery and theory. MOOC at its best is a global learners community with plenty of interaction and collaboration; sharing good ideas, thoughts and also failures, developing good practices further together!
Technology is a tool among other tools, and pedagogy should always be in the front. Finland is facing changes in developing and digitalization of education. According to OECD studies the very same challenge is happening globally. Therefore it will be not only interesting, but also useful to discuss different practical ways to successfully integrate technology, teaching and learning. ICT is not the only innovation in education, but the new national curriculum in also introducing phenomenal learning and other changes to meet the needs of the rapidly changing living, learning and working environments.
1. Introduction to MOOC as a global learning environment and authentic learning.
2. Flipped classroom-pedagogy in secondary school in the European School of Brussels IV. Experimenting in English as a second language classes, was the starting point to further experiments in the primary school and the Finnish Twist-pedagogy.
3. Coding lessons in the primary school. Instead of teaching primary year 3 pupils how to code, they were taught how to teach coding to other classes. They have taught around 200 other pupils the basics of coding.
4. Gamified lessons with the little learners. A digital maths learning game was used to enhance learning and collaboration between primary year 1 pupils. Also maths videos were given as homework, so that pupils could practice the skills needed to play the game effectively in the class.
5. Preschool, ICT and child-centered approach. They have 28 preschoolers, a smartboard and three Ipads and they have managed to do many interesting projects with the children. Lack of resources is no excuse!
6. Award winning environmental school and phenomenal learning in practice. It is an old school in the most beautiful surroundings and they use the whole village as their learning environment.
Please use Twitter, #ALOFinland in advance to send interesting topics to discuss and questions to be answered.
1. Learn about interesting and innovative practical experiments and pedagogy in Finnish preschools and primary education.
2. Learn to share, benchmark and collaborate in a global MOOC community.
3. Practice positive peer assessment skills, emphasis on problem solving and solutions.
4. Innovate! Create, try in practice, share your brave experiments with others and learn from other teachers innovations in learning and teaching.
5. Develop together! Share the good practices and also the mistakes that you made along the way. Failures can be great learning opportunities and there is rarely a straight route to success stories.
A free online certificate is provided after successful completion of the course. It is an online version, which can be easily linked to your LinkedIn profile.
Also a printed certificate can be ordered via Eliademy.