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The Future School - School in 2020

How will we learn in 2020? In what kind of environments will learning take place? What will be the role of the teacher in the networked school?  What will the key skills and contents in the curriculum of 2020? - In this Learning Event we’ll discuss and share ideas and create scenarios about the school of the future.

In all learning, whenever possible, I prefer hands-on learning by sharing and doing. So, in this Learning Event as well, we will discuss the future and learn together in teams. This implies that each of you contribute to the team work.

Team work entails flexibility, patience and tolerance from each partner. The time limit for each task should be respected, so that everybody has time to think and take part. In collaborative activities the process is more important than the product. We learn from each other, listen to and respect each other and the end-product is shared and equally produced by everybody.

Timetable and Programme Timetable and Programme

Timetable and Programme

  5th - 7th of November  Part 1 - Ice-breaking
  • Getting to know each other - Introductions
  • Orientation to the topic - Watching videos and studying other material
  • Commenting the videos
  8th - 12th of November

 Part 2 - Classrooms and learning environments in 2020

  • technologies
  • equipment
  • classroom furnishing/design
  • iTec ideas
  13th - 15th of November

 Part 3 - Learning and learners in 2020

  • individuals – groups – classes
  • key skills and competences: where and how they are best learned
  • three scenarios
  16th - 20th of November

 Part 4 - Teachers' profession in 2020

  • teacher’s role. teacher’s new skills and competences, continuous professional development
  • five scenarios
  • online presentation on Fri 16th of November at 7 pm CET by Riina Vuorikari
  21st - 23rd of November

  Part 5


  • lesson plans: workshops for students
  • participants suggest the ways they think this LE will change their teaching and ways these ideas can be applied in their teaching


  • participants assess their own development during the LE
  • they share problems they experienced and revelations they had (if any)
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  6th - 7th of December

 Part 6 - Student workshop results (optional)

  • applying what was learnt in your own teaching


Welcome! Welcome!

Hello Everybody!

My name is Tiina Sarisalmi.  At the moment I work as a coordianator for a project called Mentor Programme for the Internatinalization of General Education. The goal of the project is to build and train a network of experts, who will support the integration of global education and project based learning in the regional and local curricula. For seventeen years, I was a primary school English teacher in a small town called Orivesi in Finland. I also taught ICT at the upper secondary school.

I started eTwinning in January 2005. Since that I’ve had several different eTwinning projects in which pupils have worked together learning from each other. I think direct interaction and communication between pupils is the most effective way of motivating and inspiring them to learn English.

I gave two Learning Events in 2010 about integrating Web 2.0 tools into collaborative eTwinning project work. I'm one of the eTwinning Ambassadors of Finland.

If you need help or have any questions, write in the Helpdesk in the Forum. I'll try and check the Forum posts every day. You're also welcome to help and guide each other. That's what peer learning is about.