Welcome to the Virtual Climate University workshop 26.-27.5.2020

Welcome to join the online workshop in collaboration with Climate University and the Nordic-Baltic ABS university teacher network:

Virtual Climate University: Online learning and sustainability transition in a post COVID-19 world


Tue 26.5.

9:00-9:30 Welcome & introductions 

Seminar opening by academician Markku Kulmala, University of Helsinki.

9:30-11:00 WS1: Sustainability transition in the post-COVID world 

What can we learn from the coronavirus pandemic about building sustainable future societies? Discussion facilitated by Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. Keynotes: professor Lassi Linnanen, LUT University & leading specialist Outi Haanperä, Sitra. 

11:00-12:00 Break 

12:00-13:30 WS2: Pedagogy of online education 

Climate University is building new online courses on climate and sustainability topics. How can online tools benefit learning? How to build sense of community and collaboration, and how to support study skills and knowledge work competence in an online environment? This workshop is for everyone puzzling with online teaching and learning. Workshop is led by the pedagogy experts Minna Lakkala and Liisa Ilomäki, University of Helsinki. 

13:45-14:30 Break 

14:30-16:00 WS3: Statistical tools for climate and atmospheric science  

How it is in practice to teach a course online? Santtu Mikkonen from the University of Eastern Finland is building a new course in collaboration with the Climate University and the Nordic-Baltic ABS teacher network. Welcome to get to know and contribute to the production of this new course. 

16:00-18:00 Break 

18:00 Evening activity 

Wed 27.5.

9:00 Welcome & introduction to the day 

9:15-11:00 WS4: Lukiolaisen Ilmasto.nyt & kooste CUhaasteista (FIN) 

Tervetuloa kuulemaan kokemuksia ensimmäisiltä lukioiden Ilmasto.nyt-pilottikursseilta. Kuulet myös koosteen kevään aikana lähetetyistä Climate University #ClimateChallenges –ilmastohaasteista. 

This workshop is in Finnish. 

11:00-12:00 Break  

12:00-13:30 WS5: ClimateComms.now 

Why is climate communication so important and challenging? How to critically analyse climate change messages and respond to them? Welcome to the workshop on the new Climate University course on climate communications by Mira Hulkkonen, University of Oulu. 

13:30-14:30 Break  

14:30-16:00 WS6: Best practices of moodle   

Learn to use moodle in your teaching in versatile and pedagogical ways. Hands-on workshop by Veera Kallunki, University of Helsinki. 

16:00-16:10 Closing of the seminar  

A detailed program with online links will be sent to the registered participants.

Registration closed. In case of further requests, contact Mikael Nummi (firstname.surname@helsinki.fi).