Finnish approach to pupil’s wellbeing: how to bring more activity, fun and joy to classroom

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ERASMUS+ Teacher Training Course designed and delivered by Finnish primary school teachers. Available in Oulu and in Florence. 


In this course participants will become familiar with the basics of positive education, focusing on its theories and techniques. During this class participants are introduced to some simple mindfulness exercises which they can use in their own classes and of course in their personal life.

Building on your pupils’ strengths is an important strategy to guide their learning process and to foster a positive atmosphere in class. Teachers gain advice on how to talk to pupils about strengths and explore the best ways to praise your pupils’ efforts and achievements. During this class participants engage in hand-on activities to identify their pupil’s (and their own) strengths.

Participants will also learn about ‘Finnish Schools on the Move’, a national action programme aiming to establish a physical-activity culture in Finnish schools. In this course participants are introduced to the basics of the programme and engage in some hand-on activities. They learn how to include physical activity in the school curriculum and how to increase pupils’ participation.

At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to plan their own personal well-being project which they can share with their colleagues once they return to their schools.

Learning Outcomes

  •  Learn simple meditation exercises 
  •  Understand your own strengths and how to teach build on pupils’ strengths
  •  Learn how to increase physical activity during the school day 
  •  Become familiar with the basics of positive pedagogy 
  •  Develop your self-knowledge 
  •  Create your own well-being plan for your class 

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Target audience

  • Teachers: pre-primary, primary, special needs;
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Details, locations and dates

  • Price: 480€
  • Activities included: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one city guided tour and one full day excursion.
  • Lessons are from Monday to Saturday, if not stated otherwise.
  • Class Schedule: class activities will take place in Morning (9 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).

Next courses in Florence

  • 14-19 October 2019
  • 21-26 October 2019
  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 6-11 July 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020
  • 19-24 October 2020
  • 14-19 December 2020

Next courses in Oulu

  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 1-6 June 2020
  • 3-8 August 2020
  • 7-12 September 2020
  • 9-14 November 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Our courses are designed to fit the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, but are available also for teachers from all non EU countries.

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