17 February 2020


Arrival to the City of Oulu, Finland

19.00 The official City of Oulu reception

18 February 2020

Arctic Education Forum Day 1 - Seminar “competences for life”

Venue: Lapland Hotels Oulu, Finland

9.00 Welcome and orientation to Arctic Education Forum 2020
9.20 Keynote:
Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General, Finnish National Agency for Education
10.05 Break
10.15 Learning path the Finnish way
10.20 Early childhood education and care
Ms Sirpa Turves-Mankila, the Founder and Director of Touhula Varhaiskasvatus Oy
10.45 Basic Education: Practical approaches to transversal competences 
Ms Pauliina Kanervo, Senior Advisor for Education and Mr Ismo Talsta, Advisory Teacher, Educational and Cultural Services, City of Oulu  
11.10 Upper Secondary & Vocational Education
Mr Jarmo Paloniemi, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), principal of Oulu Vocational College OSAO
Mr Panu Kela, principal of Oulu Upper Secondary School for Adults

11.35 Higher Education
Mr Kimmo Kuortti, head of Global Education Services at Oulu University of Applies Sciences
12.00 Lunch
13.15 Digitally enabled learning
Speaker TBD
14.00 Young people´s wellbeing as a key for learning – evaluation and support needs
Ms Reija Paananen, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Adjunct Professor in Social Medicine, Project Manager at Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
14.30 Special needs VET - Providing routes to employment and good life
Ms Seija Karvonen, Master of Arts (MA), Director of Education at the Luovi Vocational College
15.00 Coffee break
15.40 Formative Assessment for Learning - Teaching, learning and measuring soft skills
Markus Packalén, classroom teacher, Qridi

17.00 Optional evening activities
19.00 Dinner at Hilikku, OSAO, Training restaurant

19 February 2020

Arctic Education Forum day 2 – School visits 

8.00 Bus leaves from hotel 
8.30 School and Higher Education Institute visits:

  • Early education and care (0-6 years)

  • Basic education (7-16 years)

  • Upper secondary academic school (16+ years)

  • Vocational school (16+ years)

  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences

  • University of Oulu and teacher training school

11.00 School lunch
12.30 Workshops: Reflecting Tuesday’s program and school visits 
15.00 Outdoor activities, Finnish sauna (optional) and dinner at
Restaurant Nallikari

20 February 2020

Arctic education forum day 3 – seminar day

8.30 Opening
8.40 Keynote:
Mr Juha Ala-Mursula, Director of Oulu Economic Development, BusinessOulu
9.00 Keynote
Mr Danny Gauch, Director General of Worlddidac Association
9.25 Break
9.40 How to create a thriving skills ecosystem
speaker TBD
10.10–10.40 Entrepreneurship education and pedagogy
Ms Pauliina Kanervo, Head of Advisory Teachers in the Educational and Cultural Services at the City of Oulu
11.00 PINO members´ pitching
12.00 Lunch 
13.00 Collaboration between schools and companies

speaker TBD
14.30 End of Arctic Education Forum 2020

PINO Network members showcase their educational products and services throughout the day.

Read the introductions of all speakers on speakers´ page.

Photographs and video will be taken at the event. PINO Network may use the photographs and video for marketing and communication purposes of Arctic Education Forum events.