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The Learning Forest

The Learning Forest

Breino Oy
Cognitive and thinking skills
Learning Forest is a learning space within Superpark activity parks.

Learning Forest is a stress-free learning environment and a new way of learning, steeped in Finnish pedagogy and educational philosophy. The concept highlights natural passion for problem solving, logical thinking, computational thinking, concentration, social skills, curiosity, and self-confidence.

Age groups 
One time purchase
Non-digital product
Offline play 
Internet required
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.

Activities within the Learning Forest varies a lot and activate kids to try out everything. Different activities require a different kind of engagement. Activities and the difficulty level vary so there are meaningful tasks for all the learners. The activities can be done either independently or lead by an instructor.
The Learning Forest provides simple activities that help kids to rehearse basic cognitive and thinking skills, computational thinking and basics of counting. Activities are simple and kids can do them on their own, without much help from adults.
Most of the activities are simple to understand so it doesn't require an adult to explain it. That way kids can freely explore the area and do the activities they like the most. It is also possible for the groups to follow a guided lesson where they get to explore all the activities in a circuit training format.
Most of the activities can be done independently. It is up to the child, parent or the teacher to decide whether the children will explore the area on their own or in small groups. If the children participate in an instructed lesson and circuit training, activities are done in small groups.

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

The Learning Forest lets kids practice basic cognitive and thinking skills freely as they explore different activities.
It is possible for the kids to attend instructed lessons and circuit training where they get to try all the different activities led by an adult.
Activities are simple to understand and play without any instructions.

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

Practising visual recognition.
Practicing memorising skills.
Practicing fine motor skills.
Practicing categorization and classification.
Learning to notice causal connections.

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Practicing persistent working
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Learning to face failures and disappointments
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Practicing to work with others
Practicing versatile ways of working
Practicing decision making
Practicing time management

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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