Join our Summer School and learn creatively! International Summer School of creative learning will be organised by Teacher Education College of JAMK on 4 - 8 June 2018 in Jyväskylä.

In our Summer School you will explore and reflect creative learning, as well as increase your internationalization competences. We want to be flexible and open, so creativity can mean using arts in education, but also exploring new teaching/learning/counseling/guidance methods, ideas, concepts etc.

The student will gain ability to use creativity and creative methods in learning facilitation. He/she also reflects and improves skills to work in multicultural group. Learning methods are creative, participatory and action-based. Workshop instructors are mostly international.

Theme for 2018 will be Pedagogic Love & Commitment. Is there still pedagogic love in the air? In the hectic time the rush and superficiality often tries to overcome us. We need to explore the premises of human interaction and discover the basic roots for our work. Could we stop for a while and find time to encounter each other with commitment. Let´s carpe diem!

Summer School programme (5 credits)

The assessment of the course is based on student's participation in contact sessions and successful completion of learning assignments. The programme consists of:

  • Orientation task in spring (1 cr)Visit our blog
  • Workshops and study visits during the summer school week (2 cr)
    Contact sessions: Monday to Thurstday every day at 09:00 to 17:00 + evening programme at 17:00, Friday at 09:00-12:00.
  • Facilitating social, action-based and cultural programme (1 cr)
    Summer school students will facilitate the social programme in the evenings, max. until 21:00
  • Creative reflection (1 cr)
    Pictures, diary, video, blog texts etc. afterwards

"Summer School really forced me to step out of my comfort zone. I really liked its versatility. The teachers were all so professional, it was an amazing opportunity to take part in."

"Thank you for the wonderful week! The background and approach of all the teachers and workshops were unique and engaging."

– Feedback of the Summer School participants 2016

Basic information

For whom

  • JAMK teacher education students and personnel
  • International partners: students and academics


The summer school week will be arranged in JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Lutakko Campus, Piippukatu 2, Jyväskylä, Finland.

How to Apply

For JAMK students the registration will be open in ASIO until March 31, 2018. The participants of international partners, please contact Summer School Secretary Henriikka Lahtinen, firstname.lastname@jamk.fi.

Administration Fees

For JAMK students and personnel and visiting academics participation is free of charge.

For other participants the registration fee is 75 €. The price includes VAT 24% and the evening programme.

Contact persons

Anttila Helena

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Opettajankoulutus, Teacher Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Teacher Education College

Langén Ari

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Opettajankoulutus, Teacher Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Teacher Education College

Lahtinen Henriikka

Opintosihteeri, Student Services Secretary
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Teacher Education College

Contact Us

JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Teacher Education College
Piippukatu 11, FI-40100 Jyväskylä

Tel. +358 20 743 8100
Our staff emails are in the form: firstname.lastname@jamk.fi

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