OmniSchool (Koulu Kaikkialla) is a five-year (2011–2015) research and development project funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The project is carried out at the Research Unit for Teaching and Learning at the University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education.
Our goal is to bridge children’s learning across different settings and promote life-wide and lifelong learning. In order to promote the creation of learning communities and pedagogies based on “omnipresent learning,” we need to create models and practices that make use of learners’ knowledge and skills in and across different settings.
Based on research, OmniSchool (Koulu Kaikkialla) carries out the following activities:
Assembles a network of pedagogical actors, learning contexts, and best practices.
- Enhances cooperation between and within the network of actors.
- Develops a user-centered web-service.
- Offers training and consulting services.
- Studies and develops theory and pedagogics for “omnipresent learning.”
- Makes recommendations on curricula and schools’ steering mechanisms based on “omnipresent learning.”
- Acts as a resource for schools, municipalities, cultural institutions, and projects.