Integrated Curriculum- Teaching with Global Compassion

“For 21st-century education, support students to access wisdom from the earliest ages possible” ( Kirsti Lonka, Director of the Research Centre for Educational Psychology, University of Helsinki) 

” We are living in the nature, without the nature we don’t have our culture.” Heli Aikio, teacher, Sámi musician artist”

Visioning Education


What is the purpose/vision of your education?

In Finland in the middle of the curriculum, it is “citizens able to make democratic decisions with respect to human rights” and more than humans, in a post truth world (global skills).

Integrated curriculum is about “living what we learn”, we will explore the UN model for Global Curriculum & U Lab methodology building ecosystems for learning. Course will be based on Action Learning Model. 

We will use Experience Based Learning ( or Action Based Learning) and explore different learning spaces and ways in our retreat location.


Module 1

 Integrating Curriculum ( teaching with climate change)

Skills practiced: How do we teach 21st century skills with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, UN); building up relations and trust, practicing compassion and empathy in teaching with climate change


Module 2

Skills-based education (digitalisation that transforms)

Skills practiced: awarness approach to digitalization that transforms, student agency, acceleration of learning ( joy of learning)


Modul 3

Multiculturality & multiliteracy

Skills practiced: presencing, “more facilitation in the classroom”, making sense of the world to support decision making, social presencing art for cooperation and trust in the classroom

Module 4

From ego to ecosystem in education

Skills practiced: future foresight and future thinking, prototyping and crystalisation to support critical thinking and scientific thinking


At the end of the course...

  1. Tools for each module & support to include them in your class ( curriculum)
  2. Adaptive tools supporting rethinking resilient community of learning ( new pedagogies tools)
  3. Working on your own process, self-actualizing ( tools for teacher as an active researcher)
  4. Case studies & guests to support your inspiratio

Learning process


  1. Practice reflection & action learning with class material for each module
  2. Practice peer learning ( instruments offered as support for peer practice) for each module ( democratically led facilitation)
  3. Accelerate the learning 
  4. Apply in real environment instruments & your prototype for each module & self reflect based on the feedback from the class
  5. Grow your own educational prototyping ideas in the Finnish educational and cultural context


Participants will receive all materials & learning support ahead. While in our course amazing location we focus on experience-based learning and deepening practice. We will offer to participants guideline for accommodation and local travel, and cultural context information on our location. After the course participants will have access to a community of practice platform to continue the learning, deepen the practice, receive and offer feedback to the participants from the course. We will provide concept agenda to all interested participants.

Course location: Ivalo, Lapland (Finland). 


Andreea Gatman –  ICF Certified Coach, U Lab (MIT) practitioner, Eunos Trainer in Finland for programs like Integrated Curriculum Teaching Global Skills, Coaching Strategies for Schools, New Learning Ways & Environments, School Development together with Forum Schule Germany

Tuovi Ronkainen– teacher, Principal, education expert for Finnish schools outside Finland, Open University for Future Thinking and now again class teacher :). Tuovi has graduated Open University Program for Future Skills with University of Turku.

Integrated Curriculum- Teaching with Global Compassion

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