This year, Helsinki Education Week will be organised as a series of online events. As usual, the event will take place in November, more precisely on 2-6 November 2020.
As in previous years, Helsinki Education Week celebrates learning in Helsinki in many different ways. The theme for this year is Learning by Design. The program highlights the active role of the learners and the cooperation between different actors. “This year has been demanding and required exceptional skills to modify and adapt solutions for the new situation from both learners and experts in education. Helsinki Education Week highlights the good work that has been done,” says Liisa Pohjolainen, Head of the City of Helsinki’s Education Division.
Virtual implementation enables global participation
“Previous Helsinki Education Week events and our other international activities have shown that Helsinki and the city’s schools, daycare centres and other educational institutions generate great international interest. Helsinki is a forerunner in education. Last year, over 300 visitors from around the world participated in Helsinki Education Week. This year, the whole event will be arranged virtually, which makes participation from all parts of Finland and the world easier”, says Education Division’s head Pohjolainen.
“2020 has been an exceptional year. Now, more than ever, we need collaboration and sharing of best practices across school and country borders, as learning practices are changing,” says Saku Tuominen, Creative Director of HundrED, the official partner of the event. “Even though we cannot organise any physical events this year”, Tuominen continues, “Helsinki Education Week will be offering many interesting and rewarding events.”
Event proposals can be submitted until 5 October
Anyone working in education in Helsinki can propose a virtual event. The events can be aimed at education professionals, students, parents and guardians, or anyone who is interested in learning.
Event proposals must be submitted by 4 pm on Monday 5 October 2020. Instructions for submitting event proposals.
The Helsinki Education Week production team will be selecting the event proposals, which are best suited for the theme. All events will be free-of-charge for participants. Organisers will not receive any payments or reimbursement from the Helsinki Education Week team for organising an event.
Helsinki Education Week is organised by the City of Helsinki’s Education Division in collaboration with HundrED.