International opportunities at WinNova
International activity at WinNova consists of student and staff mobilities, development projects with international and national funding, and cooperation with foreign VET providers and other partners.
WinNova is actively involved in several EU-funded projects which lead to new pedagogical methodologies and learning environment innovations as well as pedagogical competence.
WinNova has been awarded Erasmus+ accreditation (2021 – 2027) by the Finnish National Agency for Education. Erasmus+ accreditation means a quality-assured “Erasmus+ membership”. Accredited organisations have demonstrated the long-term nature of their activities and commit themselves to complying with the quality standards of the Erasmus+ programme.
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Cultural heritage project in a European context
01.09.2020–23.08.2023 – Opetushallitus
- Andrassy Catholic Business Academy, Unkari
- IES Gabriel Miró, Espanja
- Sudurnes Comprehensive College, Islanti
The Cultural Heritage Project is carried out by four secondary schools from Hungary, Spain, Iceland and Finland. The purpose is to learn about other European cultures in an informal environment. The project consists of four short-term mobilities for groups of students, varied online assignments and events organized in the students’ own schools. In addition, a long-term mobility for individual students is being planned. In the first stage of the project students will prepare for the coming short-term mobilities by making videos about their own culture and language. They will also create online quizzes for the other schools. In the second stage student groups will visit each one of the project countries under the supervision of their teachers. The students of the host schools will introduce their culture and organise activities according to a chosen theme. In the third stage of the project students will continue to work in international teams and publish online magazines based on the mobilities. They will also share their experiences with all the other students in their own schools by organising Culture Days that introduce each of the project countries. The Culture Days will make use of the materials the students have produced during the project. The Cultural Heritage Project will bring students, teachers and schools an opportunity to create and strengthen international European contact networks. The participants will be able to increase their cultural awareness and improve their communicative abilities, English language proficiency and IT skills. The project advances the participating schools’ international activities and creates a basis for lasting cooperation.
GENUINE Digi – Together towards genuine digital teaching and learning
01.05.2021–30.04.2023 – Erasmus+
- Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu, Finland
- Graafschap College (Stichting BVE Oost-Gelderland), Netherlands
- Biotehniski izobrazevalni center Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Länsirannikon Koulutus Oy WinNova, Finland
The objective of the project is to increase VET-teachers’ pedagogical online teaching skills and thereby increase the digital competences of both teachers and students. It would be important that VET-teachers have the skills needed to deliver quality and inclusive education through online, virtual means. Improving VET-teachers ´pedagogical online teaching skills have the impact that VET-teachers would understand how to best incorporate digital online technology into subject-specific teaching, training and learning including work based learning. They could themselves produce ideas how to best follow-up VET-students ´competence development, how to do exams or assessment online, how to deliver inclusive online training and how to do other pedagogically meaningful operations and actions online maintaining the same quality level as in classroom situations.