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A school on a sailing boat: How will learning work out on the seas of the world?

A school on a sailing boat: How will learning work out on the seas of the world?

In June 2016, the Meretniemi family is beginning a six-­year sailing voyage around the world. The children of the family will have lessons on the sailing boat by making use of digital learning possibilities. The Sail for Good project that has grown around the sailing voyage is now bringing experts together to discuss different learning methods and the possibilities offered by digitalisation.

 

The Sail for Good – Global Classroom event is the starting signal for a learning and education export project built around the six-­year-­long sailing voyage around the world. In the event, discussion will be raised about the skills of the future that a school should train children for.

 

Is a school environment needed for learning them  or can learning take place anywhere? What opportunities does digitalisation offer for the education export of Finland? These and many other questions will be delved into in expert discussions. Talking about individual learning will be, amongst others, Kirsti Lonka, Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Helsinki, and the classroom teacher Maarit Korhonen, who has shaken up the school world. Other subjects are the skills of the future and how school trains children for them, digitality in learning and the global nationality. Talking about the themes, there will be people including the mathematics teacher and innovative reformer of teaching methods Pekka Peura, the writer Sonja Ängeslevä, who is a person of influence in the technology field and has received the President’s Internationalisation Award and Maarit Rossi, who has been voted one of the world’s ten best teachers, as well as Tina Aspiala, who spent her childhood on a sailing boat, the philosopher Lauri Järvilehto and the radio personality Abdirahim Husu Hussein.

 

As the beginning of the event, more details will be heard about the sailing voyage of the Meretniemi family that begins in June. It will also be possible to get to know the Swan 57 boat through virtual reality and enjoy Reino Nordin’s performance from 4 pm.

 

Place: Hernesaaren Ranta, Hernesaarenranta 16, Helsinki
Further information: http://www.hernesaarenranta.fi/

Programme:

12.00 The doors open to the media; an opportunity for interviews
12.30 The opening of the event
12.40

Sail for Good – a six-­year sailing voyage around the world, Riikka and Tuomo Meretniemi

12.50 The skills of the future for which school must train children. Discussing the topic are the entrepreneur and start-­up coach Christina Forsgård, the mathematics teacher Pekka Peura, the consultant and politician Matti Parpala and the teacher Annemari Kuusimäki
13.20 Intermission
13.30

Individual learning. The panelists are Professor Kirsti Lonka, Head of Education Liisa Pohjolainen, Doctor of Educational Science Topi Litmanen and the classroom teacher Maarit Korhonen

14.00 Digital learning. Discussing the topic are the writer and learning game entrepreneur Lauri Järvilehto, the mathematics teacher Maarit Rossi, person of influence in the technology field and writer Sonja Ängeslevä and the Programme Director of Partners in Learning, Marianne Halonen.

14.40

Global citizenship. The panelists are the radio personality Abdirahim Husu Hussein, who has received the Finnish PEN’s Freedom of Expression award, Tina Aspiala, who spent her childhood on a  sailing boat, basic education Business Director Mika Perttola, and the export trade expert and Sail for Good Project Manager Pertti Jalasvirta.

15.10 The decisive role of co-­operative partners in the Sail for Good project – from the ego system to the ecosystem.
16.00 Reino Nordin's performance
17.00 Event closes

 

You are warmly welcomed to come along!

 

Sign up for the event: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg_2016/Sail_for_Good__Global_Classroom_3108

 

Sail For Good, Tuomo Meretniemi, tel: +358 50 390 3050 or info@sailforgood.org

Further information about the project: www.sailforgood.org

 

Sail for Good is the project of the five-person Meretniemi family to sail for six years in the seas of the world. The Sail for Good project built around the sailing voyage develops individual digital learning environments to be utilised in areas where children are not, for one reason or another, within the sphere of normal education. The co‐operative partners of the project are Lenovo, Claned, Microsoft, Lekolar, Education Export Finland, Sanoma Pro, 3 Step IT, the City of Helsinki, Petra´s Planet, Rockway, NatureGate and Keuda.

Date: 20.05.2016 12:00 - 20.05.2016 17:00
Location: Hernesaarenranta 16, Helsinki