The Schools of Tomorrow - Global Education Sauna
Dates: 14-18 August 2017
Credits: 3 ECTS (5 ECTS together with the course Future of Global Media)
Teaching language: English
Max. number of attendees: Not limited
Coordinator: Tuomas Jarvenpaa, tuomas.jarvenpaa(at)uef.fi
Responsible department: School of Humanities
Learning outcomes: The student will learn how to discover evidence-based, child-centered strategies for improving children’s learning and well-being in Finland and around the world. The student will get an insight to what is the future of global education and what are the trends, controversies and the best practices in global K-12 education.
Presentations by and discussions with teacher and classmates of information and reports from global experts on the latest developments in, and future of, global media.
Focus will be on evidence-based, child-centered strategies for improving children’s learning and well-being.
Teaching methods: Emphasis on classroom discussion and inquiry, with reading assignments suggested by teacher. There will be a thought-provoking, interactive discussion of the future of global education, in a relaxed, “sauna-like” classroom atmosphere.
Evaluation: Attendance at classroom seminars/discussions is compulsory. Evaluation will be based on student’s participation in class and performance on a learning assignment. The assignment will be for the student to identify and describe (with a brief written and oral presentation) a major trend or problem/solution in global education.
Teacher: William Doyle, 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar from the United States