A COUPLE OF WORKSHOPS. PICK YOURS.
Day 1: Tuesday 5
5.9. 11-13 Working life competence development
Tools for workplaces: How to make competence development as easy as possible? by STTK: Technology is changing rapidly work and this calls for continuing learning. What if updating skills at work is not supported enough or you don’t have time and energy for it? In this workshop you will help practical nurse Anna-Liisa and engineer Eero to manage their competence building in turbulent working life. The aim of the workshop is to create competence development tools for Anna-Liisa and Eero to facilitate their skills updating on the job. As a workshop participant, you will see that study while working, as desired it is, is not always easy.
Rethinking Adult Education - Individual Career Account by SAK: Worklife is in a constant state of change. The demand for life-long learning has been recognized. People transfer between very different kinds of jobs during their careers. So, how to build system that supports lifelong learning, flexible transitions between jobs and fosters the creation of a skilled workforce to meet the demands of open positions. The individual learning account is a systemic approach to tackle these challenges.
Upskilling for the future: best practice by Panda Training/ 361degreesLAB: Upskilling and reskilling of employees is one of the biggest L&D challenges of any organization. Companies urgently need to find new ways to address the growing skill gap in their workforce and deal with disruptive changes on employment landscape. In this workshop we will look together for the best practices and ways to address upskilling for the future in an organization. We will share the current answers, success stories and challenges yet to be addressed. This workshop is going to be interesting for professionals responsible for L&D in organizations and for people working on upskilling for the future challenge.
Harnessing the power of intuitive thinking by Asta Raami: Harnessing the power of intuitive thinking. Intelligent use of intuition is one of the most important skills when operating in unstable complex and time critical situations. The workshop unveils the potential of intuitive faculties, gives a personal experience of intuitive skills through exercises, gives practical tools and methods for harnessing the potential of intuition as well as supports the development of personal intuitive competences.
Internal motivation at the core of learning by Filosofian akatemia: In this session you will learn what internal motivation means and why it is crucial for optimal learning. As a result of this session you will have deeper understanding of what motivates us and how we can take that into account in teaching and learning. You will also gain insight into leading your own motivation. This workshop will be conducted as an interactive lecture with exercises both by yourself and in pairs.
5.9. 11-13 Vision for schools
Where is formal learning going to? What is the future of schools? Insights from three angles on the future of schools in society and institutional learning.
Hack Your Classroom – Build an Online Learning Community by Claned: This workshop will share the best practices we have found to be effective in engaging learners and building constructive collaboration. Because of social media, learners are accustomed to using online tools to discuss and share information. Various digital communities have been built around specific interests, be it coding, gardening, cycling or some other. Yet, many online learning solutions are largely lacking in supporting lively online collaboration. Claned customers rely on our platform to build socially engaging courses. The workshop will cover topics, such as how to lower the bar for starting discussions and how to keep participants engaged in discussing important topics and sharing material.
Story of Kulkuri: Phenomenal Finnish Online School – for expat kids only? by Finnish Foundation of Lifelong Learning
”Learn to Dare” - how to encourage schools and the community to engage and build a future learning platform by Nuori yrittäjyys
5.9. 11-13 Creative technology
Phenomenon Based Programming by Mehackit: In the workshop we program music with a software called Sonic Pi. After few lines of code you'll have a beat and a melody running already! Mehackit wants to teach coding by combining it with real-life phenomena like music, robotics or art. In that way, students engage in creative project-work from the start of the learning process. Don't miss this opportunity to learn some basics of Ruby-programming and being a DJ in just two hours! No earlier experience needed. Sonic Pi is developed by Sam Aron in Cambridge university and Mehackit has developed online materials for it. NOTE: Bring your own laptop.
How To Make Good Digital Content by Fun Academy: You don´t have to be a game developer to make the content you wish you had in your classroom. Join our workshop and leave with a concept and tools to create it with.
Become a Programmer in One Hour by Piia Kuosmanen: CANCELLED
5.9. 11-13 Campus
OHO! – promoting study ability, wellbeing and participation by OHO! network: OHO!-workshop focuses on students: their well-being and study conditions. By using the learning café method we present and collaboratively work within following themes: student-oriented pedagogical models that promote study progress, teachers’ pedagogical competence and guidance skills that support student participation and reachability web-based tools for supporting student performance. OHO! - Promoting study ability, wellbeing and participation in higher education institutions is one of the projects supported by Ministry of Education and Culture The presentations will be in Finnish, in discussions we may use Finnish and English.
Learning analytics at your service by University of Oulu & CSC: In this workshop we take a look at what is learning analytics and what can it be used for. We present some examples of the data sources, tools and platforms which are used in learning analytics. The workshop also contributes through participants’ views on the current possibilities and limitations in application to daily practices of teaching, learnings, leadership and technology development.
5.9. 15-17 Swarm learning
Learning by Swarming – solving complex problems by bringing domain experts together by Intunex: Solving today’s problems, and those of the future mandates combining interdisciplinary know-how. This is difficult, since important skills get lost in organizational silos and bureaucracy. Swarm learning unleashes this potential and brings together domain experts to learn from each other and solve complex problems - together.
Productive Creativity - steps to heaven.. or hell? by Nut & Coco Do you dare to participate in process where scientific understanding of learning and Nut&Coco methods (e.g Nut&Coco software and creativity glasses) are combined? Productivity often requires creativity, but sometimes our minds just don't produce new ideas. This can be frustrating. We have a solution for you. Dare to participate in our workshop and learn how the Nut&Coco methods can help you to be more creative and productive. In this workshop you will learn how to promote productivity in teams, how to spark ideas and what to do with them and also how to implement your wildest ideas?
Competence Through Volunteering by Suomen Partiolaiset: We acquire various skills and competences in informal learning situations such as in volunteer work. But do you know how to put these skills and competences into words and benefit in your studies or when looking for a job? How to develop skills and competences for future needs through volunteering? Join this workshop to make your informal skills and competences profile visible! This workshop will be facilitated by Tarja "Titi" Nieminen and Annina Kainu, who head the Skills and Competences Network of the Guides and Scouts of Finland.
Strengths Based Learning - how to recognize, develop and capitalize on what people are good at? by Jussi Mozo, Senior Lecturer of Marketing at the Lahti University of Applied Sciences | NATURAL TENDENCIES™ Coach for Supervisors and Experts: Whether your perspective is that of the manager, educator or learner, you will benefit from the framework introduced and cooperatively further developed at the workshop for participants own future use. This workshop is for both the pragmatic learning professional responsible for upskilling people as well as anyone interested in becoming more aware about their own strengths and/or interested in how to enhance learning and participation. This workshop will be facilitated by Jussi Mozo and Marjut Suokas, who is a sales and coaching professional and a third year Bachelor's Degree student in Service Management at Lahti University of Applied Sciences.
How can online remote efforts foster the development of offline, face-to-face communities for lifelong learning? by Funzi: Funzi mobile learning courses are available to everyone to study for free and at their own pace at www.funzi.mobi. How can these courses be a seed to catalyze the growth of sustainable citizens, and how will their path as learners look like after the mobile course? This workshop is structured based on the double diamond model, including the following phases. Problem ideation: How do we define the actual problem we want to solve? What other problems are related to this? Problem selection: What problem do we choose to work with? Solution ideation: What possible solutions are there to the problem? Solution selection & prototyping: What are the top solutions you have come up with? How can they be developed further and prototyped? The workshop is targeted at a mix of lifelong learning aficionados from diverse backgrounds and can fit 30 participants.
5.9. 14.45-17 Future of Competence - digital skills as a key asset
The opening speech is held by Jyri Häkämies, Director General, Confederation of Finnish Industry EK and Glen Koskela, CTO and Head of New Business Development at Fujitsu Nordic.
The session will continue four tracks that deeper into digitalization and competence.
Scenarios on the Future of Competence by EK & Finland Futures Academy, hosted by Petri Rouvinen, research director at ETLA & Olli Vallo, founder of Kokoa Agency: How will competence be shaped and challenged in our rapidly changing world? Your opinion matters! By using intriguing method called "Live Delphi" of future studies, this workshop will combine expert talk and participants' personal views on the future of competence. As a result, the facilitator will conduct a scenario map of future of learning and competence.
Digitalization and Companies - Learning as a Competitive Advance by Teknologiateollisuus & Palta, hosted by Glen Koskela, CTO and Head of New Business Development at Fujitsu Nordic; Hanne Lehtovuori, HR Director at OP & Teemu Kinos, founder of Get Jenny. Digitalization and especially Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolutionizes business with increasing speed in all sectors and company sizes. What companies need for “becoming digital” and joining a Digi-ecosystem - how digitalization renews companies competence needs in 5-10 years? How can we respond companies constantly evolving competence needs in lifelong learning? What kind of new learning methods we need in the future – where the best experts in digitalization come from elsewhere than educational institutions?
Industry & Education 2.0 - Preparing for Future Skills & Digitalization by Kemianteollisuus & Sivistystyönantajat, hosted by Laura Rahikka & Niina Grönqvist, Centria University of Applied Sciences : Megatrend digitalization sets a new standard for future employability skills within (industrial) jobs in a new manner. What does it mean to both employers and educational institutions, and how can we co-operate in order to ensure that demand and supply will meet? Join the discussion and help ensure Finland will be a key player, also on the global educational scene in the future!
Forerunners in Digitalization - High-skilled Competence at the Core by EK & Finanssiala, hosted by: Katri Viippola, Senior Vice President, HR, Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Varma, Mikko Vastela, Chairman of the FA Digitalization Committee & Chief Information Officer at LähiTapiola Group: Finland remains at the top in global Digi-comparisons, but how to ensure Finland’s position as a leading hub for digitalization also in the future? The keyword is high-skilled competence. What it requires from Finnish education and innovation system, and from Finnish ecosystem as a part of global Digi-ecosystem?
5.9. 15-17 Making ideas real
Machine2Human2Machine - Learning Opportunity Roadmapping by Futurice: Working becomes a multidisciplinary process of creating and monetizing new combinations of human and machine skills. This is driven by:
1. New Industry Boundaries - the divisions are fluid as digital technology opens new, decentralised ecosystems.
2. Redefining Work (& Skills) - the employment relationship becomes more opportunistic with employees prioritising own marketable skill acquisition.
3. Smart Tools and Processes - designing a flow state for combined machine and human intelligence opens both new ways of working and new services delivered.
A very diverse set of truly multi-skilled workers needed in order to stay relevant. Learning no longer fit within clean, traditional boundaries. At the workshop, we create a map of future learning opportunities and explore instant ways to turn abstract ideas into concrete prototypes.
Visual Thinking and Sketchnoting Workshop by Kuvitellen: This workshop is fun, hands-on introduction to visual thinking and sketchnoting. In the workshop we will explore how hand drawn visuals can enhance learning, support memory retention and help us make sense of today's complex world. You will learn basic drawing skills that allow you to organize your toughts, visualise ideas, illustrate processes and create visual notes. Whether you are student or teacher, this workshop will offer you a practical and creative method to speed up the learning process.
Bring Your Favorite Classroom Activity Workshop by Quizlet by Andrew Sutherland ( Founder and CTO of Quizlet): The perfect classroom activity gets every student engaged and excited. No matter what subject you teach, let's try out some of our favorite activities with each other! If you can, bring a 5-minute-or-less activity and whatever materials (paper? markers? dice? a digital tool?) you use to make your lesson come to life. This hands-on and practical workshop will have you learning from fellow participants, and taking back some new ideas to engage and motivate your students along the way.
5.9. 15-17 Campus
Competences for future professionals from higher education by 3AMK Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences (Haaga-Helia, Laurea, Metropolia): Future professionals are employed in jobs that don't exist today. Higher education has to answer to the call by re-designing study paths and combining todays' knowledge with tomorrows' competences. In this workshop we explore what kind of studies and degrees the future needs.
Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences (Laurea, Haaga-Helia, Metropolia) are designing new study opportunities for future professionals. In this workshop you can join us in gathering signals and rethinking study paths. Workshop combines information from future research, real-life degree designing and ideas from our participants. The presentations will be in Finnish, participation in discussions possible in Finnish and English
IoT meets AR in SmartLab by University of Eastern Finland: In this workshop you will get to know the University of Eastern Finland Sm4rtLab consept. You will get to rehearce staering the laboratory with computer and Microsoft Holens glasses. We will also gather ideas for new way of using this consept. Surface tablets will be available for use, or participants can use their own.
Day 2: Wednesday 6
6.9. 9-11 Crossing boundaries in higher education
Session is hosted by Akava. The opening speech is held by Teemu Arina, futurist and biohacker.
What if degrees didn’t matter? - How to build competence through life-long learning? by Tekniikan akateemiset TEK and Yhteiskunta-alan korkeakoulutetut ry: Imagine a world where degrees are no longer the primary way to validate and communicate competence, skills and knowledge. What kind of solutions can we build for learning individuals, employers and institutions that provide education?
Core of education: how to create wisdom in digital world? by Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö OAJ and Professoriliitto: Digitalization is changing education. We want to discuss about the core of higher education. Why do we need higher education and teaching when all the information can be found from internet? Can e-learning support universities’ core task of building wisdom?
Towards cross-organizational learning for more flexibility! Case of co-creating in Finnish Business Schools by Suomen Ekonomit and LITO Digital Business Studies: Crossing organizational boundaries for more possibilities and flexibility for the students? Yes, please. Starting this fall 10 Finnish Business Schools offer 40 credits business studies as a joint effort on a digital learning platform. Why and how to do it? You’re welcome to be inspired and to help us tackle our challenges!
6.9. 9-11 Future of learning
Two reports on future learning: how will learning change? The session will consist of publication of two future oriented reports by Sitra and Finland Futures Academy, in addition to facilitated discussion with audience.
Future of sustainable education by Sitra
Dare 2030 - Futures of Learning Report Publication by Finland Futures Academy
6.9. 9-11 Boosting creativity
Creative self-leadership by Creativity Squad : According to studies, creativity and self-leadership are important predictors of individual innovation skills. As a result, these skills provide a basis for an individual’s and organization’s high performance, improve competitiveness, and enhance long-term success. In the workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into our creative self-leadership skills! We’ll seek to answer questions such as what creative self-leadership means on an individual, group, and holistic level, how to feed it and how to put in action.
Be Ridiculous! by Lupo World: In this workshop you will play as a team LUPO: The Space adventure; a collaborative and creative role playing card game that takes you on a ridiculous sci-fi adventure. Planet Earth turned into a raisin and YOUR imagination is humanity’s only hope.
Towards dialogue and interconnectivity through drama and improvisation by Eero & Ida: Towards Dialogue, Towards Interconnectivity. In the time of information mind-overload, we need to emphasize the interactions and dialogic states we are in our everyday lives. Hence, the question How we are in dialogue, that being the base of all interactions, emerges to a major importance. The workshop introduces exercises and practical tools helping to tune-in towards dialogue and interconnectivity within one another. Our goal is to give personal experience on how to be more present and in dialogue more mindfully, building stronger bridges towards the other.
Improvisation - skills for life by IMPROVment: Improvisation is how you practice for something unexpected. Every situation is unique, but you can practice and hone the support and meta skills that are handy independent of the occurrence. In this workshop you are introduced a framework which helps you to improve the skills needed in everyday situations.
6.9. 9-11 Campus
Smart Campus Innovation Lab – Dare to Learn Lean Service Creation Workshop by Tampere3 : Smart Campus Innovation Lab (SCIL) is an open authentic learning and innovation platform and ecosystem – a living lab. We bring together students and researchers from different fields, other staff members, and the society, to solve interdisciplinary challenges and contribute to the development of smart campus and students´ competences. In the initial phase, we focus on digitalization. Under development is, for example, how to optimize Tampere3 students’ schedules with the time-tables of local transportation. The outcome will be a mobile application based on open data. During the D2L workshop the participants collaboratively: acknowledge and define a concrete challenge related to smart campus development, develop ideas, and conceptualize a concrete solution for the challenge. Based on the output of the workshop, a joint development project will be initiated together with the participating higher education institutions. Working method Futurice Lean Service Creation method will be applied.
Building a community to support learning and the student experience by Aalto University and Aalto University Student union: Building a community to support learning and the student experience. The idea behind FITech network university is to ensure best talent for the global leading companies in industrial growth areas such in SW Finland. This is done by university collaboration and by developing modern, project-based, flexible, partly virtual study possibilities. Focus in studies and projects is on industrial driven cases and contents. In this new network university we are building the academic community together with students from heterogeneous backgrounds. We are facing challenges of network campus, different time frames, teaching and learning methods, interests groups, locations, systems and different kinds of the study paths. How to have a sense of community and belonging in this kind of environment? How to enhance the commitment in studies and SW region? What kind of support elements are necessary to success? FITech pilot project provides students with more study entities based on their career plans and ambitions. Spectrum of offering covers e.g. mentoring by FITech society, thesis possibilities, internship placements and integration in to global community. Come with your ideas to our workshop. We will identify and create a prototype of a novel student community together. Let’s co-create!
6.9. 13-15 New teaching methods
Dare to change teacher education? by Teacher student union of Finland (SOOL ): What kind of teacher education should and could we have in the future? If we started building new teacher education from the very beginning how would it turn out to be like? In our workshop you are able to discuss and share your ideas with other learning enthusiasts.
The schools and tools are changing! How about you? A new mindset for a new learning culture by Marckwort Oy: Planning, designing or delivering effective, time-efficient and interesting trainings is not always an easy task. In this workshop you will learn about brain-based learning, bite-size-training modules, active and engaging training formats, training boosters and tips and ideas for better virtual trainings
Immersive learning for 21st century skills, global awareness and empathy by Lyfta : In this workshop, we will take participants on a memorable and exciting journey around the world, using tablets, computers and VR headsets. We will explore different places via interactive 360 degree interfaces, such as: - a school in an egalitarian village in Ethiopia - a dance studio in an opera house in Helsinki - the dining room of an immigrant family in Espoo We will meet people in each of these environments, who will share personal stories with us, and we will be invited to complete exercises and activities, including content creation, based on Finland's revolutionary phenomenon and 21st Century Skills based curriculum. NOTE: Bring your own laptop or tablet.
Move to Learn by LIKES / Liikkuva koulu, hosted by Jouni Kallio & Janne Kulmala & Hannu Moilanen: A sitting audience is in the teachers’ control - but only physically. Traditional lecturing often works like a sleeping pill. In this workshop you can get the latest research on the benefits of physical action on learning and school enjoyment. Scientific facts are combined with tested tips on student activation. The workshop will be given by Jouni Kallio, Janne Kulmala and Hannu Moilanen, who combined have advised thousands of teachers on the benefits of physical activity on learning. They teach as they teach: an hour of engaging and eye-opening tips on moving to learn. And no sleep!
How to Stay at the Top of the World – the Future of the Finnish Education System by Sivistystyönantajat : Be part of the brainstorm concerning the future education system in Finland. How different education levels should work together? How to make the best out of the co-operation between education and working life? How to steer the education system in order to get the best results?
Blended Learning Environments Supporting Future Work Life Skills by Taloudellinen tiedotustoimisto TAT: This workshop provided by the Economic Information Office (TAT) focuses on learning environments that provide also an engaging setting for practicing future working life skills. During this workshop the participants get the opportunity to design such setting in practice based on their own experiences and insight.
6.9. 13-15 Training sessions
Leadership as a Service – Case Vincit by Suomen Yrittäjät : How does an organization enable the most nourishing working-environment? How to support individuals to effective self-leadership, continuous development and loving for what they do? In a succesfull organization everybody has the sense of purpose and is happy and motivated to come to work on a Monday morning. Welcome to take a step to a new era of self-management and find out what kind of challenge Mikko Kuitunen has for you!
Multidisciplinary Learning by Iida-Maria Peltomaa & Aki Luostarinen: The workshop presents multidisciplinary approaches described in the Finnish National Core Curriculum. Practical cases of multidisciplinary learning modules and phenomenon based learning across the country will be introduced. Workshop enhances the participants ability to understand and implement multidisciplinary learning in schools and communities.
Education in Japan and Asia by Hideyuki Kobayashi: This workshop will start with a brief overview of the Japanese education system followed by a group discussion. At a group discussion session visitors from Japan and Asia will serve as a table coach for each group. Table coaches will include Mr Kobayashi, a university professor, an international school teacher and three students at Tokyo Gakugei University, the best teacher training university in Japan. Each table coach should have his or her own topic such as Japan's teacher training system in the case of the students. You can choose a topic of your interest and join the table. There will be two or three rounds of discussions so that you could change the table.
6.9. 13-16 Campus
Mixed Reality Studio by University of Helsinki : Uni Mixed Reality Studio” provides platform and tools to independently produce Mixed Reality (MR = Augmented and Virtual Reality) content e.g. for digital online courses, teaching, assignments and research. At the University of Helsinki students and staff have access to these MR studios where digi-tutors assist in importing, editing and using MR material. In the “Dare to learn” workshop University of Helsinki Mixed Reality R&D group introduces these technologies and demonstrates how easy it is to create and access MR content on the Uni MR Studio –platform and how fun it is for teachers and students to use it!
Digital Learning Experiences in Higher Education by Lappeenranta University of Technology : Digital learning experience in the eyes of higher education students, teachers and support services has many common factors, but can also vary. This workshop discusses the different perspectives of digital learning experiences and the planning process of such. In the hands in part the creative minds of participants will be challenged by concrete brainstorming session for digital learning experiences.