Transformative teaching: education between Covid 19 & climate change, with Finnish Case Studies

“How do we prepare the children in our lives to be visionary, and to love nature even when changes are frighting and incomprehensible?” ( A.M Brown)

“Scientific thinking is getting children to access wisdom as earlier as possible” ( Lonka, University of Helsinki)

Transformative teaching

Transformative teaching is practicing your teacher process of awarness and presencing as to reflect in the classroom the change you see needed in the world. Tranformative teaching is inspired from biology process, biomimicry “the small scale pattern that is mirrored in the macro pattern”, in other words ” be the change you want to see in the world”. Transformative teaching is healing teachers burnout and students learnout by putting in the center co-learning and co-creating. Buronout and learnout are due to the lack of listening, in this course we practice some tools to listening to each other, and also listening to the generative dialogue, the ideas and learning that happens in relations. Nature is the best context- we did not listen in nature, we are listening now! Finland has been an educational system that kept nature close, they are too getting nature closer to the learning systems, as this is part of future skills mindset.

Practice 1

The nature teachers room

Skills practiced: self directed learning, centered and active listening, teachers as active researchers. You will have access all day to materials from guests, trainers: videos, podcasts, audio practices for your own learning. (between 9 am- 4 pm) asyncroneus

Practice 2

Peer dialogue in nature 

Skills practiced: creating systemic education model for the class, leadership and unlearning, supporting critical and scientific thinking

(between 2 pm-4 pm (LIVE) dropp in sessions for peer dialogue ~20 min or free dialogue in the launge)

Practice 3

LIVE Session- Why don’t we listen to nature?

Skills practiced: presencing, post-humanistic model for learning, social presencing for future skills, learn outside the classroom facilitation

 ( 120 min)  4 pm-6pm (LIVE)

 Awareness & learning practices to take notices in the environment around us, its changings and challenges; communities changings and challenging during COVID, prototypes of educators.  Staying with difficult questions like ” why we did not realize this change and why we did not believe what we saw, why we were not active”, it is very much into the Sissu – Finnish culture. Crystallising and prototyping ideas about sustainable learning with your class, school, community. Accessing and working in peers for co-learning.

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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 inspiration
At the end of the course for professional path you will receive a certificate of attendance from ActOnLearning in partnership with Finnish Teachers Training Provider EUNEOS OY Finland

Possible learning path

  1. Practice reflection & action learning with practices for the class
  2. Practice peer learning ( instruments offered as support for peer practice- democratically led facilitation)
  3. Accelerate the learning with LIVE session ( a shares space for generating new learning
  4. Apply in real environment instruments & your prototype for each module & self reflect based on the feedback from the class

Trainers & special guests teachers practicing nature curriculum

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.

Transformative teaching: education between Covid 19 & climate change, with Finnish Case Studies

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