“ In learning, working and business success requires having the right attitude: you need knowhow, but above all creativity, enthusiasm, joy of learning, resilience and an innovative spirit on all levels from workshop to boardroom.” Kalevi Ekman, professor Aalto University
“ Entrepreneurship and visits to innovative companies must be part of our curriculum.” Marketta Kokkonen, mayor of Espoo
“ Innovation and business parks linked to vocational education will ensure working life orientation, up-to-dateness and appeal of vocational education and pave the way for work related innovation.” Jukka Mäkelä, future mayor of Espoo
“ The future of learning knows no time or place related constraints. Learning environments consist of shared spaces - real and virtual. The future challenges today’s education and the way we perceive learning.” Timo Lankinen, head of the Finnish National Board of Education
Assessment targets in all VET qualifications Source: Finnish National Board of Education
Finnish targets of assessments vs. learning outcomes described in terms of ”KSC”
1. Mastering of work processes
2. Mastering of tasks, working methods, tools and materials Knowledge Skills Competence 3. Mastering of knowledge that forms foundation for work 4. LLL- key competencies common to all qualifications Source: Finnish National Board of Education
What are we seeking? If you think our future will require better schools, you’re wrong – the future of education calls for entirely new kinds of learning environments. If you think we will need better teachers, you’re wrong – tomorrow’s learners will need guides who take on fundamentally different roles. As every dimension of our world evolves so rapidly, the education challenges of tomorrow will require solutions that go far beyond today’s answers. 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning, KnowledgeWorks Foundation
From learning management system centered to learner centered solutions www.flickr.com / photos / francescesteve /3039956497/ 3.0 Relevant learning can come from classes, work, friends, hobbies, social media, etc. An active blend of formal, nonformal and informal learning. xWeb
Leading principles Student orientation Best way to learn pedagogical approach to ICT. Co-operation with workplaces Ensures that education and training meet the competence requirements of working life today and tomorrow.
Landscape design students, entrepreneurs and teachers collaborate via social media e.g. blogs while on-the-job learning, shared events and training.
ICT students visit entrepreneurs for ICT check-ups.
Collaborative learning in social media e.g. wikis and nings.
It’s about having the skills for life long learning, being able to work in teams regardless of location, self expression, socialising in networks, being an active citizen – having a presence in the world real and virtual, today and tomorrow .
Thank you! Mervi Jansson Coach, innovation and entrepreneurship at InnoOmnia part-time entrepreneur ePiks Oy [email_address] www.mjansson.wordpress.com http:// twitter.com / mervijan http://linkd.in/d4mtZt Mervi Mavendorf in Second Life