The Art of Happy Learning Practices - Discover Finnish education, happiness and nature pedagogics

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Happiness is not just a feel-good emotion, but, when understood more broadly, it is a deeper state of contentment that guides our entire lives, enhancing our physical and mental well-being and relationships. In the professional sphere, happy individuals are often more productive, more innovative, and can navigate challenges with greater resilience.

But this is not a self-help course, and we do not try to oversimplify the essence of happiness to the point where every individual can decide to be happy. We take into account the sociocultural context and strive to highlight structural factors through which communities, such as society or school, can enhance the conditions for their members’ happiness.

Dive deep into the essence of happiness from an educational perspective: how Finland cultivates a school community where trust, freedom, and happiness thrive. What roles do schools and teachers play in Finland’s consistent first-place ranking in the World Happiness Report for six consecutive years? Unveil the secrets behind Finland’s renowned education system and the nation’s happiness, and experience the power of nature-based learning. As you traverse the unique Finnish landscape, uncover the keys to happiness by exploring its lifestyle, education system, and principles of the welfare state. Empower and recharge yourself amidst the tranquil embrace of nature and discover practical methods to enhance both your and your pupils’ well-being.

The added value of the course is that it offers partner search possibilities for KA1, KA2 and eTwinning activities.

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Target group are educators with a vision of using technology creatively and effectively in primary and secondary schools: the school management, teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education and VET.

  • Understanding of the Finnish welfare state and education system, including its key principles and how they contribute to societal well-being.
  • Appreciation for the role of nature in Finnish society and its significance in promoting holistic education and personal well-being.
  • Proficiency in nature pedagogies, with the ability to design and implement nature-based learning experiences in diverse educational settings.
  • Insight into the concept of happiness in the Finnish context, including its cultural nuances and implications for personal and professional life.
  • Application of Finnish happiness principles to foster a positive school culture, promoting student well-being and academic success.
  • Ability to analyze and adapt Finnish happiness strategies to diverse cultural contexts, preparing actionable plans for implementation in participants' own communities.
  • Enhanced personal awareness and skills in finding balance, gratitude, and contentment, contributing to individual happiness and fulfillment.
  • Development of a comprehensive action plan for promoting happiness and well-being within participants' own educational contexts, integrating insights gained throughout the course.

The course methodology aspires creating an output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school. Participants are given time to develop these outputs and the trainers coach and support them throughout the week, if necessary even long after courses have finished as a follow up.

Earn a certificate

The course participants will get a Certificate of Active Attendance.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

What makes Euneos the leading course provider in Europe?

Euneos consistently rises to the challenge, empowering our clients with a wide selection of outstanding courses. We're committed to delivering excellence that meets the Quality Standards for courses under Key Action 1 and Rules of application, Annex I - Erasmus Quality Standards, as required by the European Commission.

On-site courses

The Art of Happy Learning Practices - Discover Finnish education, happiness and nature pedagogics on-site courses take place in Helsinki, Finland. The Art of Happy Learning Practices - Discover Finnish education, happiness and nature pedagogics  are 7 day courses that start on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday at 13:00 o'clock.

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  • CONFIRMED 19 - 25 May 2024, Helsinki, Finland

+ Free 30-day access to Finnish Education Online Courses

The meal package (140€ excl. VAT) is obligatory, and it includes:

  • 6 lunches (including a School lunch), 2 dinners, and refreshments

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Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the Art of Happy Learning Practices - Discover Finnish education, happiness and nature pedagogics course:

Main organiser / trainer

Melina Rauhala

Ms. Rauhala (BA) is an enthusiast in lifelong learning. She has worked for VisitEDUfinn as a school visit coordinator during the school year 2022-2023 and is currently working as a freelancer lecturer/host. She is an education professional, completing her Master of Arts in Education by summer 2024. As a part of her studies, she is completing teacher training studies in adult education and learning by Spring 2024. During her studies, she has been focusing on psychology, business administration, and sociology. Ms. Rauhala is especially interested in adult learning and the Finnish education system. Melina has up-to-date academic knowledge of education. 

Melina’s interests include comparative and international education, and she believes you can change the world through education.

Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.

Helsinki, Finland

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