This conference will explore innovative strategies for transforming learning environments through developing and strengthening local capacity and partnerships.
OECD/CELE is pleased to announce that registration is open for this conference, to be held in Finland in February 2012. Organised by OECD-CELE and the City of Kaarina, in collaboration with the University of Turku and Finnish National Board of Education, the conference will bring together a range of local and regional players from universities, local businesses and school communities to discuss the catalysts and drivers for transforming today’s learning environments into dynamic learning communities of the future. It aims to present and share knowledge on innovative strategies for transforming learning environments through developing and strengthening local capacity and partnerships. The conference will address pre-primary to secondary educational levels and also cover teacher training and professional development in tertiary education.
The conference will be held in three different locations in the Turku area. An extended school near Turku will be the setting for the first day of the conference, where participants will be able to exchange ideas with local educators and students about how the use of innovative pedagogies at the school are transforming and challenging traditional models of education delivery. Participants will spend the second day of the conference at the Department of Teacher Training at the University of Turku, Rauma, followed by the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO), an organisation operating under the Finnish Ministry of Education which offers services and expertise to encourage cross-cultural communication. Workshops and seminars will be organised on site with local business leaders, academics, researchers and school leaders.
The conference is intended for school leaders, teachers, students, parents, administrators and managers, local businesses engaged in the delivery of education services, national and local policymakers, architects and other professionals engaged in the provision of school facilities, as well as researchers.