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News, 11/14/2014

Learning by playing, future schools in China and Finland. Invitation 26.11.2014

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Playful Learning Center. Photographer Linda Tammisto, University of Helsinki

Both the Finnish and Chinese school systems undergo changes as society rapidly experiences large scale technological development. Children spend an increasing amount of time in front of computers. As society is changing, school will need to change too. The transformation can be seen especially through technology. Technology enters the class rooms on an increasing scale.

A student-centred system is used in Finland and teachers can decide fairly independently on teaching methods in their class rooms. Researchers from the University of Helsinki and Peking University explore what both school systems can learn from each other.

Digital video stories and gaming in the class room

The Future Learning theme will be presented in the Science in Dialogue event on the 26th November in Beijing, as also the use of digital story telling in learning. Students from schools in Finland and Beijing have observed their own environment and filmed short video clips on positive aspects, and also aspects that need to be developed. The stories can be shared through the MoVie digital which is a platform for creating and sharing collaboratively produced video stories. Read more on:

Learning by playing

The University of Helsinki works closely together with experts from Chinese and other Finnish universities, institutes and companies. The University of Helsinki and Rovio Learning have produced Angry Birds Playground learning material used in Finland and in Singapore.

Science in dialogue, University of Helsinki and Peking University 26.11.2014
The University of Helsinki and Peking University will present Future Learning in Beijing on the 26th November at the Science in Dialogue event. It will provide an opportunity for researchers from both universities to engage in scientific research and to highlight ideas from both universities.

Further information on Future Learning

University of Helsinki
Jari Multisilta, professor, Dr. Tech., Director, Cicero Learning, e-mail,

Media and interview enquiries, researchers will be available on the 27th for interviews in the Kerry Hotel, No 1 Guanghua Road, Beijing,

Press Officer Karin Hannukainen –

The patron of Pure Finland is Prime Minister Alexander Stubb.
The University of Helsinki will be represented by Rector Jukka Kola. The Science in Dialogue event will culminate in the signing of a bilateral agreement between the University of Helsinki and Peking University.

For more information in English, please visit: the page includes a University of Helsinki video in Chinese


LOCATION: Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center, Peking University 北京大学英杰交流中心
No. 5 Yiheyuan Road Beijing Entrance of south-east gate of Peking University

DATE Wednesday 26th of November 2014
TIME From 9:00 to 20:30

The event is free of charge

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Updated 11/14/2014

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