Arctic Education Forum & Slush
in Finland

Arctic Education Forum is perfect event for anyone interested in education to dive into the pedagogical
matters of 21st century education, as well as getting to know the latest innovations and environments
in the educational field.

Arctic Education Forum Nov 30 – Dec 3,  Standard fee until November 23rd is 790€ include. VAT 24%.
Ticket includes conference & program fees, visits, matchmaking sessions, all the meals and transfers within the program.
The fee does not include accommodation or travel costs to Oulu, Finland.

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14.00 Arrival to Oulu, Finland
Provided bus transportation from the Oulu airport leaves at 14.30
15.00 Welcoming reception at Oulu City Hall
17.00 Departure by bus to Syöte fell area
19.30 Dinner at the hotel Iso-Syöte
Video from the Hotel Iso-Syöte

dec 1

08.30 Outdoor snow activities and visit to
Pikku-Syöte fell area school.

Arctic Education Forum Day 1
11.30 Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Finland
− Continuum of Education in Finland
Teija Kyyriäinen, Sampola Early Childhood Education Centre, City of Oulu

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Early Childhood Education case study

14.00 Entrepreneurship in Finnish education , Mikael Pentikäinen, CEO,
the Federation of Finnish Enterprises

14.30 Conception of learning in basic education and general upper secondary education
Pauliina Kanervo, City of Oulu
- Case Finnoschool

16.00 Coffee and mingling
17.00 Bus to Pudasjärvi Log Campus visit.

After Pudasjärvi Log Campus visit
bus trasportation back to Oulu.

20.00 Check in & dinner at the Hotel Radisson Blue, Oulu


dec 2

8:30 Bus from hotel to Hiukkavaara school&community house

Arctic Education Forum Day 2
9.00 Vocational education in Finland    Pedagogical guidelines and 21st century skills, Oulu Vocational College (OSAO) as an example
Raija Näppä and Antti Rovamo

Vocational special needs education, Luovi as an example
Hannu Koivula , Mari Kontturi

10.45 Coffee break

11.00 Special characteristics of Finnish higher education.
- Cooperation possibilities with Oulu area higher education: Kimmo Kuortti, Oulu University of Applied Science

12.15 Lunch

13.00 Case examples
- Strategic partnership building:
A double-degree program with University of Oulu Oulu and Nanjing Institute of Technology, China
Jouni Markkula

- Degrees in the Finnish way
international Master’s Programmes in education
Johanna Lampinen, Jussi Haukkamaa

- Practicing for excellence
Teacher Training schools in Finland
Aino-Maaria Rautenbach, Raimo Salo

Coffee break

- Vocational teacher education
Kimmo Kuortti

- Enhancing competencies
Continuing education examples
Anne Viherkari

15.00 End of the days program & bus to hotel

19.00 Networking dinner at Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu


Dec 3

9.00 – 12.00 Matchmaking with the representatives of the companies and educational institutes / Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu

12.00 Lunch at Radisson Blu Hotel

13.00 Optional visits
University of Oulu
Oulu Vocational College / Osao Edu Ltd
Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Luovi Vocational College
-  Comprehensive & upper secondary school / Metsokangas school
- Kindergarten / PILKE “Viljami”

16.00 End of the Arctic Education Forum program
Bus transfer to the Oulu airport


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