In Finland, phenomenon-based learning is commonly used to implement interdisciplinary projects in schools. This online programme helps participants to understand what phenomenon-based learning is, and how to design projects based on around it.

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METHODS

The online programme consists of several learning methods, including:

  • Mini-lectures by professor Kirsti Lonka with specific learning objectives
  • Collaborative online participation among teachers
  • Personal reflection and learning diary entries
  • Designing new teaching practices and applying them with students in real life
  • Webinars, workshops, online tutoring, and training the local trainers (available at an additional cost)

TARGET GROUP AND STRUCTURE

The programme is designed for teachers and principals at all educational stages, and for anyone interested in knowing more about learning. The participant group can include e.g. teachers and principals from a single school, or selected teachers from a certain geographical or subject matter area. The elements of the programme can be tailored to meet the needs of the customer.

The duration of the course is about 10−12 weeks, if participants complete at least one learning module each week. The course can be composed of independent online studying or can include tutoring and webinars, as well as the assessment of participants’ learning diaries and assignments.

CONTENT

  • What is phenomenon-based learning and teaching?
  • How to design phenomenon-based projects and assess phenomenon-based learning assignments
  • Straightforward and concrete approach to implementation
  • Starting a phenomenon-based project in your school and creating a phenomenon resource bank, that supports current and future phenomenon projects

BENEFITS

  • An understanding of the holistic approach towards human learning
  • The ability to make phenomenon-based learning projects a part of teachers’ tool kits, in order to promote deeper learning
  • Broader perspectives on evaluation, and the ability to make evaluation support learning

 

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University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

P.O. Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 32)

FI-00014 University of Helsinki


Our Finnish website: hyplus.helsinki.fi

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