Midnight Sun Summer School

The annual Midnight Sun Summer School is organised for the second time in Oulu, Finland on May 13th-17th 2019.

Midnight Sun Summer School 2019 aims to enhance the participants’ professional competence.

During a one week Summer School participants will get a chance to learn and to get experience about pedagogical guidelines, practices, methods, tools and learning spaces.

The heart of the course builds on new Finnish Core Curriculum, but is not limited to that.

The emphasis will be placed on Phenomenon-based Learning which has become a norm in Finnish education through the new Core Curriculum.

We are happy to have Dr. Kirsti Lonka from the University of Helsinki to give us two lectures about Phenomenon-based Learning. In addition, we will hear practical experiences from the teachers of Oulu University Teacher Training School how to implement Phenomenon-based Learning with students.

Summer School participants will have hands-on experiences on Phenomenon-based Learning at the beautiful and pure Finnish nature as we will enjoy the Koiteli Rapids on Tuesday afternoon. Our experts will offer you possibilities to do exercises which you can also implement with your own students at your school.

See you in Midnight Sun Summer School!  

The conference programme includes:

  • Lectures
  • Plenary Sessions where participants can share their best pracitices
  • Job Shadowing
  • Classroom Visits
  • Discussions with Teacher Training School Teachers and Principals
  • Workshops of your choice
  • Discussions with student teachers
  • Welcoming Dinner
  • Visit to Koiteli Rapids with a possibility to enjoy Finnish sauna
  • Guided City Tour

Academic Playground Homework

Please, be prepared to introduce 

  • an innovative pedagogical practise (from your school), 
  • your favourite pedagogical book, 
  • scientific article, 
  • stunning website for educators and learners, 
  • software, 
  • iPad / iPhone / Android apps, 
  • technical toy etc - and share it with other participants! 

Or, perhaps you are looking for help to certain a professional question / matter? 

This is a flash-presentation, maximum of 5 minutes per participant! 

Session will take place on Thursday May 16, 2019 at 9.00-12.15

You can find the detailed programme and updated information on our website www.oulu.fi/tts 


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Event time

13.5.2019 08:00
17.5.2019 16:00

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Event location

Teacher Training School, University of Oulu
Kaitoväylä 7
90570 Oulu


The course fee covers lectures, workshops, lunches, refreshments during breaks, and transportation from the Oulu city centre to the venue and back.


Early Bird Fee 790 € + VAT 24 % until April 13th 2019.

Regular fee 815 € + VAT 24 %

Accommodation in Oulu is not included in the course fee.

Participants are encouraged to register in advance and as early as possible in order to benefit from cheaper flight costs.

Registration is binding.
Notifications, amendments and cancellations must be made in writing by e-mail to Oulu University Teacher Training School tts ( a t ) oulu.fi.
The fee for any amendments is 10 € / registration.

Our registration fees do not include VAT 24%.
Please, note that all payments must be made in advance and in euros (€).

Please choose your payment type on the online registration form.

The options are
- Online bank transfer (Finnish banks)
- Online credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard, Amex)
- Invoice. The invoice will be sent to you separately by the course office.

Please, remember to specify a possible separate invoicing address on the registration form.