University of Helsinki

Play and Learning: How to innovate new learning solutions? (The event is full)

Play and Learning: How to innovate new learning solutions? (The event is full)

Event: Seminar

Time: 16 September 2014 at 12:00-4:00 pm

Place: University of Helsinki, Athena Building, room 302 Siltavuorenpenger 3 A, 00014 Helsinki

What is the role of playful learning in the field of early childhood education and elementary education? Can joy of learning be generated with the help of play and technology? What kind of learning research is conducted in this field? How do the University of Helsinki’s Playful Learning Centre and companies focusing on learning solutions collaborate?

These questions will be discussed from several viewpoints at the Play and Learning: How to innovate new learning solutions? Seminar at the University of Helsinki on 16 September. We invite you to hear more and discuss about playful learning, and to see how co-operation between the University of Helsinki and companies focusing on learning solutions works.

The seminar is organised in cooperation with University of Helsinki and Rovio Entertainment Ltd.

Play and Learning: How to innovate new learning solutions? SEMINAR AT 12:00–4:00 PM, hall 302

Programme

11:30 Registration

12:00 Opening words

Jari Lavonen, Head of the Department of Teacher Education

Sanna Lukander, Vice President of Rovio Learning

12:10 Keynote speech

Krista Kiuru, Minister of Education, Science and Communications

12:30 Playful and game-based learning from the viewpoint of the university,

Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen

Fun Learning phenomena and Rovio/academic collaboration in product development

Sanna Lukander, Vice President of Rovio Learning

13:15 Promoting learning innovations

Suvi Sundquist, Learning Solutions Programme Manager, TEKESpallokuva_5

13:30 Science of Fun Learning,

Lauri Järvilehto, Ph.D.,Author of “Learning As Fun”

14:15 Coffee break

14:45 Panel discussion: Is learning fun and should it be?

Moderator: Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen

Panellists:

Lasse Lipponen, Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Helsinki

Maarit Korhonen, class teacher, author of the pamphlet “Herää, koulu!” (Wake up School)

Tim Walker, class teacher, “American teacher at a Finnish school”

Arja-Sisko Holappa, Counsellor of Education, PhD, Finnish National Board of Education

15:30 Summary,

Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle Special Projects, Rovio Entertainment Ltd.

15:45 Concluding words,

Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen

We will send personal invitations to the seminar.

We reserve the right to reschedule the event or any part of it.