The 2023 webinar covers the following topic
Successful interdisciplinary learning in schools
3 March 2023
08:30 - 11:30 AM EET | 01:30 - 04:30 PM ICT
Last year, Wise Consulting Finland initiated the first virtual conference discussing different aspects of Future-Ready Education. All are urgent matters to address. This year, we dig deeper into one aspect, systems thinking and interdisciplinary teaching and learning in schools to shape Future-Ready Citizens! Please join us and listen as our speakers shed light on "Understanding Interdisciplinary Learning in the 21st Century", and discuss how a Finnish school successfully transitions towards interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
What is currently being researched and applied in practice? How much has interdisciplinary learning advanced recently and how will it develop in the future? Listen to PhD David Marsh as he is an established researcher and "education designer" you can trust.
While David addresses the vision and fundamentals of Interdisciplinary Learning in the 21st Century, the principal and senior teacher from Sannäs school will share their exciting and brave journey from a traditional teaching approach to an interdisicplinary one.
We create an atmostphere where speakers and participants learn from each other in a cosy and inclusive spirit even in an online setting! All talks and discussions will be led expertly by our own Iida-Maria Peltomaa.
Special gift from WCF
Wise Consulting Finland offers special gifts (discounts) for those participating in the webinar to take training courses and study tours about Interdisciplinary Education in 2023!
Meet the Speakers
Marsh Education Design
David Marsh PhD is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London. He has experience in over 40 countries, contributed to over 160 publications, presented over 130 invited keynotes, and received 5 degrees from the United Kingdom, Finland, and Spain. His experience in Finland and across Europe has been complemented with assignments in Africa (Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa), Central & East Asia (Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea), India, Kosovo, Middle East (KSA, UAE, Qatar), Russia, Southeast Asia (Brunei, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam), North America, (Mexico, USA), and South America (Argentina, Colombia, Peru). Having co-launched Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) under the auspices of the European Commission, his work has been recognized through various awards including the English-speaking Union (2008), Estonian Educational Sciences (2009), Doctor honoris causa VIU (2013), and Honorary Chair, Catedrático Extraordinario de Educación Bilingüe, UCAM (2017). His current research interests are educational systems-based transformation, bilingual education, realizing OECD global competences, and adjusting educational practices for digitally astute young people.
Principal and Pedagogical Leader
Located in beautiful Porvoo, Finland, Sannäs is a primary school for grades 1-6. At this school, teaching is implemented through interdisciplinary methods. Students get to learn and find their strengths through versatile and varied work methods. The community is their greatest strength, everyday life is created in close cooperation between the students, the school and the families.