Learning throughout Helsinki

Forests, cafés and museums become environments of learning in the new Education sector.

The school year in Helsinki is drawing to a close but the Education sector is buzzing even in the summer as Arbis, Helsinki Finnish Adult Education Centre, the Education Department and the Department of Early Education and Care merge into a single sector on 1 June.

The entire city will become a learning environment and digitisation will advance in day care centres, schools and institutions.

– The City of Helsinki invests in education. We wish to take care of everyone and create skills and expertise for the future. We don't simply wish to be the best in Finland but the best in the whole world, says Head of Education Liisa Pohjolainen.

Digital learning can happen anywhere

Digitisation is a huge trend in the education world of Helsinki as it enables studying anywhere, anytime. The use of computers, smartphones and various Internet applications in learning is on the rise. However, the core of all learning lies in interaction.

– Digital contents, policies and tools support the curiosity of a child, young person and adult and sustain the joy of learning. They are a natural part of the learning environment, says Pohjolainen. In the future, it will also be possible to combine various learning groups in a creative manner.

– For instance, a day care centre and Helsinki Vocational College could operate in the same facility. The day care centre could provide college students with wonderful work experience and the solution would serve both parties, envisions Pohjolainen.

Sector communications find their place among clients

In early June, the sector will launch a new website, renew its social media channels and update its customer service with a "one-stop shop" policy. At the same time, the Education sector will start to use the new Helsinki logo and visual look in its communications and marketing. The marketing materials and the signs and guides in 700 locations are among those that will be gradually renewed.

How is the current atmosphere in the sector?

– For us, the beginning of June is full of joy and festivity as pupils, students and many of our employees start their summer holidays. Congratulations to all graduates! says Liisa Pohjolainen.

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