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Ubiko, School cell as an inspiring learning environment

Background

UBIKO is a reseach based development project aiming to renew the school and to understand what kind of school promotes inspired and skillfull learners. We would like our pupils to be aware of their own abilities so they can set personal goals for their learning and modify those if necessary. They should be able to utilize efficient learning strategies (analyze, practice, take notes) in their studies and to monitor and evaluate the attainment of their goals. To support their leaning pupils should know how and when to modify and regulate their learning environment.

 

The main objectives of UBIKO are

1.to develop the curriculum,
2.to find effective methods to promote self-regulation among primary school pupils (age 10-11),
3.to develop teamwork among teachers,
4.to enrich multi-locational learning in school context.

 

 


 
Members
Oppimaisema Ylläpito
Pasi Kurttila
Heikki Kontturi
Vuokko Kangas
Hannu Juuso
Project files
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Logo of Board of Education in Finland

Logo of Board of Education in Finland

picture 29.11.2013 15:25 Markku Lang
arviointia

arviointia

picture 29.11.2013 15:25 Markku Lang
iPad kaappi

iPad kaappi

picture 29.11.2013 15:26 Markku Lang
Kari Kumpulainen

Kari Kumpulainen

picture 29.11.2013 15:26 Markku Lang
Katsomo

Katsomo

picture 29.11.2013 15:26 Markku Lang
laivaopiskelua

laivaopiskelua

picture 29.11.2013 15:27 Markku Lang
UBIKO - School unit as an inspiring learning environment

In the UBIKO unit traditional school life has been changed in many ways.
   Communal places give opportunities for thinking and reasoning together
(opportunities for co-regulation).

   Pupils can work in pairs, larger groups or alone in technology enhanced environment (opprtunities for socially shared regulation).
   Teachers’ new role is to support the pupils’ self-regulation process instead of just teaching the subjects.
   Pupils have a lot of choices related to their learning (location, solo - collaboration, use of technology, level of support, level of challange).
   Communal learning area is a natural and creative place for shared expertise to both teachers and pupils.

video 30.11.2013 15:23 Markku Lang
 

How are the results and effects evaluated?

What are the concrete results sought with this project?
Conclusions

Skilfull learners regulate their solo on collaborative learning processes.
Pupils need support, choices, failures and success to learn to regulate their learning.
Researcher – Teacher collaboration is an effective and evidence based way to develop school practices
Case UBIKO shows the strenght of multidisciplinary collaboration in school research and development.
Flexible learning environment supports the promotion of SRL (Multi-locational learning).

How is this project going to be implemented? Work distribution and schedule

Description of the project
In the UBIKO unit traditional school life has been changed in many ways.
Communal places give opportunities for thinking and reasoning together (opportunities for co-regulation).
Pupils can work in pairs, larger groups or alone in technology enhanced environment (opprtunities for socially shared regulation).
Teachers’ new role is to support the pupils’ self-regulation process instead of just teaching the subjects
Pupils have a lot of choices related to their learning (location, solo – collaboration, use of technology, level of support, level of challange).

Communal learning area is a natural and creative place for shared expertise to both teachers and pupils.

Pedagogical goals/priorities/aims
UBIKO is a pedagogical development project (2011-2013) with a wide-ranging approach (pedagogy, infrastructure, culture) to modify school life to the 21st century learning needs. The name UBIKO means ubiqutous technology enhanced learning. UBIKO consists of 110 4th and 5th graders (age 10-11) working with their teachers in a designated unit of Oulu University Teacher Training School (OUTTS) and it is mainly funded by The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE).

In 2012 UBIKO was strengthened, as the University properties of Finland Ltd (the owner of the school building) conjoined pursuing for the common goal. With support of the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) it started the Ubiko DEMO project, comprising several studies on the effects of changes on architectural indoor design and indoor environmental factors, eg. indoor air quality, acoustics and lightning, on teachers' and pupils' activities. The DEMO included renovation of the UBIKO -unit from 5 traditional classrooms to a learning environment that supports UBIKO’s pedagogical aims.

Currently UBIKO provides a platform for multidisciplinary approach for research and pedagogical development.

Working group

Lead Designer

pedagogical consultant

operation network

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