Reports from the Field: Primary School in Brazil Using Finnish Innovation Pedagogy to Create Meaningful Online Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Marjo Joshi Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Minna Scheinin Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Luis Miranda ISO Colégio e Cursos, Paraiba, Brazil
  • Juliana Piispa Turku University of Applied Sciences
Keywords: pedagogy, online learning, Brazil, Finland

Abstract

ISO Colegío in Paraiba, Brazil, implemented Finnish innovation pedagogy from Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) as a pedagogical strategy in their new primary school in early 2020. The implementation started in class teaching but due to the pandemic, it was transferred online, still using the new pedagogical approaches. Experiences by teachers and pupils have so far been mostly positive. Management has been satisfied with the overall success and plan to continue with innovation pedagogy as a strategy.

Author Biographies

Marjo Joshi, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Marjo Joshi specializes in online education and, as part of Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) Future Learning Design Team, she develops online education at an institutional level. She trains teachers in online pedagogy and manages the pedagogical development of fully online degree programmes. Her research interests include development of online degree programmes, online teaching, internationalization online and pedagogical strategies. She has worked as Senior Lecturer (Business English Communication, Intercultural Communication) at TUAS since 2005, with extensive teaching experience to degree programme students and corporate clients at local and international levels. (See more at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marjojoshi/) Email: marjo.joshi@gmail.com

Minna Scheinin, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Minna Scheinin works as the Head Future Learning Design unit at Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS), Finland. Her unit is responsible for developing education in a comprehensive way, with special focus on development of innovation pedagogy and online learning. Her unit is also responsible for internationalization strategy work and year-round studies. Her background is language and communications and she formerly worked as the Head of the Language Centre at TUAS. Currently, her special interests are digital learning environments, good practices in e-learning and multimodality in learning design. She is also interested in new teacher roles and preparing students for future work. Email: minna.scheinin@turkuamk.fi

Luis Miranda, ISO Colégio e Cursos, Paraiba, Brazil

Luis Miranda works as a Teaching and Learning Coordinator at ISO Colégio e Cursos, Paraiba, Brazil. He has been working at ISO since 2019, and has been part of management team since. From 2015-2019 he worked at the Unipê — University Center of João Pessoa, Brazil, as Information and Innovation Manager and, since 2018, he coordinated the international affairs and cooperation networks. During 2013-2015 he was Vice Rector at Pontificio Collegio Portoghese in Rome, Italy. His research interests include teaching good practices, innovative pedagogical practices, teacher training, neuroscience and humanistic philosophy and education. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/profluismiranda/ Email: luismiranda@isocolegioecursos.com.br

Juliana Piispa, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Juliana Amaral Piispa works as an Education Designer in Education Export at Turku University of Applied Sciences. As a Brazilian in Finland, she has great insight into the educational field in both countries, and her current interests include education and learning, as well as innovation, globalization and sustainable development. Email: juliana.piispa@turkuamk.fi 

Published
2020-11-19
How to Cite
Joshi, M., Scheinin, M., Miranda, L., & Piispa, J. (2020). Reports from the Field: Primary School in Brazil Using Finnish Innovation Pedagogy to Create Meaningful Online Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Learning for Development , 7(3), 473-478. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/446
Section
Reports from the Field