ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

All training are organized in Oulu, in the capital of the Northern  Finland.


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A) Improving education for sustainable development in schools


The United Nations and UNESCO define education as a vital tool in developing ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a global phenomenon. In Europe this has been taken into account in curriculums but too often ESD is considered as an 'add on'. In order to educate pupils towards a sustainable way of life ESD should be a fundamental and essential part of school culture. This may require a change in existing practices and ways of thinking.

This course will focus on how to improve school culture to promote sustainable development. During school visits participants will learn how United Nations new sustainable development goals (Agenda2030) has been implemented in Finnish basic education.

Daily work includes presentations, workshops, visits to local schools, job shadowing and reflection. The course contains also social activities when participants will meet and discuss with Finnish teachers and headteachers.

Main topics are:

-Finnish school system and teacher training

- Agenda2030

- Model of ESD-school

- Importance of school culture

- Examples of ESD activities at school

- Different learning environments to support ESD

The course is targeted for teachers, headteachers and administrative staff. The participants will get Europass mobility document and a course certificate.

The course is carried out if there are more than 15 participants.

The course fee is 500€. It includes only the course program.

3. - 7.2.2020 confirmed, few places still available

7. - 11.9.2020

1. - 5.2.2021

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B) Leadership and modern learning environment in basic education in Finnish context


What are the forms of leadership in different kinds of learning environment? Are there certain ways to lead that gives good results in education?

What kind of learning environments are used in basic education in Oulu (Finland)? What are the methods used in leading different kinds of schools?

If you are interested in finding answers to the questions above, this course is for you.

Main topics are:

- Finnish schools system

- Different learning environments

- Different ways to lead a school

Daily work includes presentations, workshops, visits to local schools, job shadowing and reflection. The course contains also social activities when participants will meet and discuss with Finnish teachers and headteachers.

The course is targeted for teachers, headteachers and administrative staff. The participants will get Europass mobility document and a course certificate.

The course is carried out if there are more than 15 participants.

The course fee is 500€. It includes only the course program.

3. - 7.2.2020 confirmed

15. - 19.2.2021

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C) Outdoor education in Finnish schools


Climate change and loss of biodiversity are the main global threats to human and natural well-being. Although there is enough information, there has been very little progress in peoples' environmental behavior.

Knowledge is not enough to change peoples' behavior. Changing behavior to be more environmental responsibility requires not only knowledge but also positive values and attitudes towards nature. "What you love you don't want to destroy".

Nature education and environmental education have strong status in Finnish school tradition. Education is based on pupils' experiences in real nature. The aim of outdoor education is to strengthen pupils' positive relationship to nature, because according the researches it has been shown that positive relationship to nature is the basis for pupils' environmental responsibility behavior.

This course will focus on how teachers can implement outdoor education in their teaching. Another important goal on this course is to strengthen each participant's personal relationship to nature. Daily work includes presentations, workshops, visits to local schools, job shadowing and reflection. The course contains also social activities when participants will meet and discuss with Finnish teachers and headteachers. The course program includes two-day (Wednesday-Thursday) excursion to Rokua National Park (https://www.nationalparks.fi/rokuanp/nature). The course fee includes transportation, accommodation, all meals and program during the Rokua excursion.

Main topics are:

- Finnish education system and teacher training

- Education for sustainable development (ESD) at school

- The connection of outdoor education to ESD

- Outdoors activities in Nature school

- Pedagogical teaching materials and equipment used in Nature School

- Teaching different school subjects outdoor (e.g. math, biology, sport)

- Strengthen participants personal relationship to nature

- Hiking skills trainings (e.g. orienteering, fishing, canoeing, making food on fire)

- Visit Rokua National Park/ Rokua Geopark

The course is targeted for teachers, headteachers and administrative staff. The participants will get course certificate and if needed Europass mobility document.

The course is carried out if there are more than 15 participants.

The course fee is 620€. It includes the course program and two days all inclusive Rokua excursion.

24. -28.8.2020

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