New Learning Ways & Spaces- What Future In Our Classrooms?

“The main challenge is that our information goes into our pockets, so what we need to do is design the environments so people can collaboratively build and create knowledge together. it is important for learning but leadership as well… you must get everyone’s intellectual capacity contributing” (Kirsti Lonka, Director, Research Group for Educational Psychology, University of Helsinki)

“ I want all the kids to be able to experience a school just like this…the school in the cloud” (Thinklink creator, UNESCO prize winner for education apps, Ulla Koivula, in the EduDay Helsinki April 2019)

Ergonomy of learning & schooling to respond to the unpredictable contexts

The program is Action Based learning and Experience Based Model. We will be using for transformative spaces and ways the U Model from U school MIT, practicing coaching strategies for teachers.  Classrooms, as Living Labs we learn from solutions that work and we scaffold and from failures or mistakes, which means proof we are doing the 21st-century Teaching Jobs: observing HOW is it that learning is actually happening?

From open learning spaces to open learning communities!!

  • everyone contribute ( influence class dynamics)
  • these contributions are resources used constructively ( sustainable) they enhance capacity for Opened Learning Communities
  • seeing the class as a communal (shared spaces of learning with trust comes shared responsibility and co-regulation) from IQ to WeQ (intelligence of the collective)

"You cannot transform as a teacher unless you are in the process for your own transformation first"

What can you get at the end of the program?

1. Support process & material for learning and school ergonomy to allow new learning to happen
2.Socio-technologies to support the process for school development with blended learning
3. Scenario-based practice for the “future of education”, to allow proactive decision making in unpredictable and volatile contexts
4. Case studies/ virtual visit in the Finnish new learning environments

Program & Curriculum

Transforming learning and schooling as we know to allow actions shaped by the future(thinking) rather than the patterns of the past.

Module 1

Infinite Mindset –  How to support a context that will motivate teachers to collaborate and feel good about?


Module 2

Immersing learning spaces –Students activating, allowing learning to happen in different ways

Module 3

Ergonomics of communication- opening up the school to the world (communication with parents & other stakeholders, get communities involved)

Module 4 

Social Arts- Building Relations and Trust in the classroom 


Module 5

Joy of Learning (acceleration and wellbeing)


The course is organized as such to allow participants self-directed learning (learning at their own pace), peer learning ( practice in small circles & enrich the experience with peers), and Action Based Learning when we are in the 5 days training program. 


In May 2023 course will be organised in Ivalo (Lapland), Finland, land of Saami peoples, languages. Find more about this location and the learning there (the cultural context in this blog article
Participants or any interested participants that would like to find out more about the place will receive access to Practical Information and pre-course package materials, that include information about the location, accommodation, and getting there as well as concept agenda. We will offer information about accommodation, local transportation, these costs will be paid separately. Spring 2024 edition focusing on peaceful environment in our diverse classrooms will be organized in Malta. 

Each module will include:

1. Your self-learning process ( guidelines)
2. Curriculum- class instruments & practices
3. Practicing process & experiential based learning, peer acceleration feedback
4. Reading materials ( videos, podcasts, articles)

Be part of Upscaling Community of Learning

After the end of the program, all participants will have the possibility to register and be part of our University of Teachers practice academy, more information will be offered ( there will be no additional cost for the Registered Participants)

Learning process

1. Practice reflection and Q&A 2. Peer practice for focused work, getting feedback & insights for your prototyping; 3.Participate in the “retreat” week for accelerated learning, creating a network of schools & ideas to allow future scenarios to be shaped 4. Develop the competencies of the self competencies, with integrative practices, artful communication ( updates of the self and the work as a teacher).

The pleasure of teaching is an act of resistance countering the overwhelming boredom, uninterested, and apathy that so often that characterizes the way professors and students feel about teaching and learning, about the classroom experience”. ( Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks)


Andreea Gatman – ICF certified Coach , ICF Team Certified Coach, U Lab from MIT practitioner, EUNEOS Trainer in Helsinki for programs like New Learning Ways & Spaces- What next in Finnish Classroom?, School Development, Best Practices Benchmarking in Finland and Estonia and others. MBA in PGM Modul Vienna, MA in European Studies Graz Universities.

Customers reviews

What people say?

A deep learning experience, about how the quality of learning can be nurtured through building trust, relations and giving time. Time is of the essence.
Corinne Cilia
, MRC Middle School Naxxar, Head of School
This course is amazing!! The indirect strategies used during the course made me feel at ease with the group participants and lots I had time to reflect and learn about myself... in a a safe environment and process some of my emotions that were hindering me in life and as an educator.
Muriel Caruana
ICT Teacher
New Learning Ways & Spaces- What Future In Our Classrooms?

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