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European Innovative Teaching Award

Wellbeing, Internationality and Co-Teaching in Our School

School: Metsokankaan koulu (Metsokangas Comprehensive School)

Wellbeing, Internationality and Co-Teaching in Our School - Finland

Topic(s) addressed

  • Learning together: co-teaching and cooperation between teachers from different grades.

  • Creativity: teachers gained new ideas on how to use art therapy, outdoor learning and mindfulness.

Target groups

  • Teachers

  • Pupils


Teachers learned and applied:

  • new techniques on how to use art therapy for the benefit of pupils with special needs. 

  • mindfulness techniques that can be used with pupils 

  • strengthened their language skills and enhanced their cultural competences

  • learned about outdoor learning

  • created a common blog to share experiences, materials and info

  • facilitated peer-learning activities


  • Cooperation between different grades and teachers at school.

  • The teachers extensively used outdoor learning, art therapy, cultural approaches and mindfulness. 

  • Discussions in class and meetings as a way to share experience and observations with students and teachers.

  • After completion of the project, teachers continued using various outdoor learning spaces in a more creative way.

  • A common blog as an innovative knowledge-sharing platform.


  • Teachers created a common blog to get more publicity and to share experiences, knowledge and information about this project.

  • The project fostered cooperation and peer learning between teachers involved as it was carried out together with the KA1 team. 


Thanks to the project:

  • new skills and ideas were gained and implemented in the school's teaching programme, sharing knowledge and experiences and cooperation between grades and teachers was facilitated.

  • art therapy, mindfulness and outdoor learning became a more common part of a school day in all grades

  • new ways of teaching cultural approaches were developed and new language skills were gained 

  • teachers involved in the project delivered lessons about the topics of their course to pupils of all grades.

  • teachers involved in the project gave presentations to the other teachers to share knowledge, skills and ideas about their courses and KA1.

  • all materials, travel info and experiences were shared with the other schools and local communities via blog, Facebook and YouTube

Project category
Primary education
Project year

Zainteresowane strony


Metsokankaan koulu (Metsokangas Comprehensive School)




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