Come visit the pop up school at Helsinki Central Library Oodi on 13 September from 10:00 to 14:00. The event, which is open to everyone, offers visitors a chance to learn how comprehensive schools carry out phenomenon-based learning, among other things. The pop up school is part of the Finnish EU Presidency program and is being held at the same time as the ministers of economic and financial affairs of the European Union gather at Finlandia Hall.
This Friday in the Maijansali space on the first floor of Oodi, some of the subject-matter experts of Taivallahti comprehensive school, teachers and learners, will be showcasing their way of carrying out a period of phenomenon-based learning. The pop up school will cover a number of themes, one of them being citizen and European Union. Visitors can follow the teaching on-site and present questions to the teachers and learners in Finnish or English. The event also offers visitors a chance to supplement their own knowledge in a genuine learning situation together with 6th and 8th graders.
The pop up school is a genuine learning situation, in which the learner is both a maker and a researcher. The role of the teacher is to steer the learner in learning and finding information.