Standard course programme

Backby manor

Sunday

  • arrival and check-in
  • information about the venue and location
  • orientation
  • networking activities
  • welcome dinner
  • information about the course
  • European food night

Monday

  • course introduction
  • individual expectations and icebreaking
  • introduction of the Finnish education system
  • workshop 1
  • nature walk
  • informal dinner

Tuesday

  • warm-up activities
  • current pedagogical approaches to learning
  • meditation
  • workshop 2
  • cultural excursion to the capital city Helsinki and dinner there

Wednesday

  • school visit 1
  • workshop 4:
  • Learning in nature
  • Finnish sauna and barbeque

Thursday

  • warm-up activities
  • workshop 5
  • relaxation activities
  • cultural excursion

Friday

  • workshop 6
  • learning in nature
  • discussing the future of European education
  • Finnish outdoor game Mölkky / indoor activity
  • dinner and farewell party

Saturday

  • reflection and discussion
  • summary and course evaluation
  • closing ceremony and certificates
  • the course ends at 12.00 pm
    departure