WEBINAR: Wellbeing of Youth

How we can support our children and youth during pandemic and post-pandemic times?

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 2 – 3 pm CEST

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Northern Lights Wellbeing of Youth Webinar

Worlddidac Association & Arctic Education Forum joint webinars are targeted at all education enthusiasts around the world.

In the events of 2020, we are focusing on competencies for life. Due to the global pandemic and isolation, it is perhaps more important than ever to pay attention to the wellbeing of young people. Join us on 20 August 2020 and learn from our speakers’ experiences and get useful ideas on how to actively provide support for those in need.

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The Finnish education system is ranked as one of the best in the world. During the Arctic Education Forum events and webinars, you can explore the Finnish education and the aspects that make it truly outstanding.

In 2020, we are focusing on competences for life. Topics such as blended learning, young people’s wellbeing and learning assessment will be covered.

PINO Network

The Oulu Region, in Northern Finland, offers a great variety of high-quality products and solutions for better learning. PINO Network has been set up to showcase the overall offering in the field of education.

We help companies and organisations to widen their global reach. The acronym PINO comes from the Finnish words “Pohjoisen Innovaatiot” which means “Northern innovations”. In Finnish “pino” also means a stack of things.

The PINO Network has been established within three regional EU-funded projects: The Kaakao and Kookos projects are financed by the Council of Oulu Region and the European Regional Development Fund and the third project Kahvi is financed by the Centre for Economic Development and the European Social Fund.



Dr. Varpu Wiens, Researcher at Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Varpu Wiens (Health Science), works as a Researcher at Diaconia University of Applied Sciences. She has published several interdisciplinary articles about young people’s well-being, and issues related to marginalization and social inclusion.

Topic: Invest in future – support children and youth wellbeing

Heli-Maarit Miihkinen, IBDP coordinator at Oulun Lyseon lukio

Heli-Maarit Miihkinen, Master of Science, is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme coordinator from Oulu, Finland. Ms. Miihkinen is an educator with 15 years of teaching experience and 10 years of experience as a programme coordinator in one of the highest achieving upper secondary schools in Finland, Oulun Lyseon lukio.

Topic: Happiness and academic success, A case study from Oulun Lyseo upper secondary school, Finland

Ayşegül Rosa AKSOY, Researcher at Turkey, CCE Finland

Ayşegül Rosa graduated from “Physical Education and Sports Teaching” (PES) where she engaged in the field of Adapted Physical Activity (APA) as the ERASMUS program. Later, at Gedik University she studied about “Movement and Training Sciences” (2015) at Masters Level. Her Ph.D. research is inclusive and technology oriented Physical Education and Physical Activity.

Rosa conducts several teacher training and professional development programs for CCE Finland to produce a set of applications, programs, and her own-created-technology-integrated resources about inclusive class-environment for preservice Early Childhood Education teachers.

Topic: PA and Wellbeing: Before-During-Post-COVID-19

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