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Sustainable development
EduGems offers education camp programs and courses with focus on STEAM and 21st century skills.

Finnish research-based education camp programs and courses in modules with a focus on STEAM and 21st century skills.

EduGems puts a strong focus on the students’ health and wellbeing for body and mind. STEAM and movement are often combined during lessons and tasks. All EduGems courses incorporate project-based, student-centered study methods that aim to teach collaborative and constructive 21st century skills.

Students are familiarized with collaborative, open inquiry tasks, where they learn to set their own research questions and solve them. Sustainability is a core value in the EduGems curriculum and pedagogical methods.

Age groups 
Middle school
High School
Professional education
Non-digital product
Not required
Offline play 
Playable offline
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

The program offers a learner-led learning path, allowing the individual to broaden pre-acquired knowledge and gain deeper insight and possibly new angles to previously familiar topics. There's plenty of interesting activities that demonstrate a scientific principle or real-life phenomena. Teaching promotes an inquisitive mindset.
The camp curriculum is based on learning new things through creative tasks. Activities are simple but allow broad learning objectives, which allows for more students to find a natural interest in the activity. Daily and even post-exercise self-reflection promote learning, and the students will also create bigger exploratory projects.
In the camp the students will follow a clear daily schedule. However, the camp curriculum is built around reflective evaluation of one's learning and open-ended problem solving and learning activities, it potentially provides infinite learning outcomes. There's a chance for the students to get excited and into the flow of getting immersed in the learning. The material and activities promote paying attention to the individual needs of different learners.
Group work, belonging and feeling comfortable in the group is emphasized in the camp program in a nice way. Most of the learning activities are designed and described as collaborative, but within them, the individual is building on their own knowledge scheme. There are exercises for forming groups and getting to know each other.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Edugems offers a research-supported, holistic experience focused on sustainability and science.
The practical experiments and projects allow child-led innovation and problem-solving.
Inquisitive and collaborative approach to sustainable development while boosting 21st century skills.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

The solution matches several cross-curricular skill goals on STEM education for the targeted age group

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to notice causal connections
Practicing to work with others
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning to face failures and disappointments
Practicing to recognize and express feelings
Recognizing habits that are good for sustainable living
Supporting the growth of environmental awareness
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to take care of one's own and other people’s safety
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Practicing to find, evaluate and share information
Practicing keyboard skills and touch typing
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
Practicing to plan and execute studies, make observations and measurements
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing fine motor skills
Practicing categorization and classification
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practising visual recognition
Understanding and interpreting of matrices and diagrams
Practicing to use information independently and interactively
Practicing persistent working
Using technology for interaction and collaboration (also internationally)
Practicing to notice causal connections
Practicing strategic thinking
Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Developing problem solving skills
Encouraging positive attitude towards working life
Learning to use foreign language in work context
Practicing time management
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Practicing communication through different channels
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Learning to recognise and evaluate arguments and their reasonings
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Practicing creative thinking
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Learning to plan and organize work processes
Practicing decision making
Practicing versatile ways of working
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Realizing the connection between subjects learned in free time and their impact to skills needed at worklife
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Using technology resources for problem solving
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Using technology to express one’s emotions and experiences
Using technology as a part of explorative process

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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