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Me & MyCity
What is Me & MyCity?
Pupil, 12 year-old
What we do?
Me & MyCity (Yrityskylä) is a Finnish learning innovation for 12-13-year-old pupils. Me & MyCity -learning module teaches skills and knowledge about economy, working life and society whilst encouraging an entrepreneurial attitude. A study shows that the Me & MyCity learning module improves the financial literacy of pupils.
The Me & MyCity learning experience includes teacher training, 10 school lessons and a day in the Me & MyCity learning environment. The learning environment is a miniature city where the pupils work in real companies and occupations. For one day, pupils get to run the city by themselves and act as employees and citizens as a part of society. The learning experience is supported by a custom-designed digital game system that demonstrates the circulation of money.
75% of the age group in Finland participate in the Me & MyCity -learning experience. The innovation brings together cities, municipalities, companies and learning institutions. According to the pupils’ feedback, they get excited about working-life and say that the Me & MyCity -experience is The Best Schoolday Ever!
Why we do it?
The future of societies is defined by what kind of capabilities young people develop for acting as part of society and for further developing it. The better societal knowledge and skills the young people have, the easier it is for them to transfer to working life, influence the environment around them and, possibly, become entrepreneurs.
We want to help young people flourish as members of society. Our method is to offer them experiences of success in the fields of the economy, working life, society and entrepreneurship in a high-quality pedagogical learning environment.
Me & MyCity -learning concept is developed and run in Finland by a non-profit organisation, Economy and Youth TAT. EduTAT education export company (owned by TAT) makes the learning concept available to everyone.