We are using cookies to give a better service experience. By using our services you agree to use cookies. More information.
Got it

Are you interested in this innovation?

Great. Our mission is to help education innovations spread.
You have many options to proceed.

1. Innovation Page

As you have probably noticed, you can get more information from our innovation page.
We have tried to gather a lot of relevant information in simple and compact form, – from introduction to intended outcomes, from videos to photographs.

2. CONNECT WITH THE INNOVATOR

Maybe you want to ask something directly from the innovator.
It´s not a bad idea since they are the best experts.

S

3. CONNECT WITH us

But if you want to ask something from our experts at HundrED, that is fine as well.
We are here to help you and this service is free of charge.

Send your question
Send

Thank you for your question - we will get back to you the soonest.

4. Bookmark

And also remember that you can bookmark all your favourite innovations to your profile page for later use or for sharing them with the colleagues.

Squared runjumplearn
Finland
Want to improve learning motivation with activities and exercise?

Run, jump, learn!

Marker Helsinki, Finland
Learning by doing is an effective way of generating in-depth understanding of a subject. Run, jump, learn! provides easy ways to incorporate physical activities into teaching.
Introduction

What is it all about?

“Learning can occur outside the classroom as well as through physical activity.”

Sari Kontra, teacher

Learning results are most effective when children do and experience things together. Long school days spent sitting in class are numbing and they do not provide an optimal environment for learning. The aim of this innovation is to increase movement and activity during the school day and teaching.

Increased activity has been linked not only  to improved learning outcomes, but also school satisfaction. In addition, active learning methods take different types of learners into account. 

Learning by doing and having new experiences also makes it possible to utilize versatile learning environments when teaching is taken outside the classroom, for example, to the City Hall or a newsroom.

Through activity and movement, teaching can be carried out naturally across different subjects. The following steps provide concrete ideas on how teachers can add more activity into the school day with just a few minor changes.

The innovation was inspired by the ideas of German professor Renate Zimmer, who is an advocate of exercise as a tool for learning. Some of the ideas are also in line with Finnish Schools on the Move, a current nation-wide program. 

For an overview of the innovation, watch Sari Kontra's keynote at TedXOtaniemi.

 

Read more ›
Intended Outcomes
1406
Views
7 - 18
Age Group
2014
Established
Resources Needed
No specific resources are needed
HundrED Criteria
innovativeness
impact
scalability
The innovation combines acknowledging different types of learners, student participation and active learning methods in an easily implementable way.
Small changes in everyday school life can improve learning motivation, increase physical activity during the school day and improve learning outcomes for different types of learners.
Applying active(-based) learning methods and the students' interests is possible without any specific resources
Posts

See this innovation in action.

Comment
“WOW! Love the way that Finland is leading the way with #moveandlearn approaches. It would be great to connect and dis...”
Bryn Llewellyn

Steps

Inspired to implement this? Here's how...

01
Keep it simple
An hour of exercise per day is divided into shorter exercises, for example six ten-minute sessions.
Read more
02
Get inspired
Think about your own interests and use them in your teaching.
Read more
03
Be creative
Organize a cross-curricular theme day or a trip with a colleague. You can even organize a lottery to randomly draw the subjects. Let your creativity run wild!
Read more
04
Make use of the students’ interests
Students have a wealth of interests and expertise that can be put to use for active-based learning methods.
Read more
05
Observe your own everyday life
Think about your own choices and how you could encourage and inspire your students and colleagues with your example.
Read more
06
Explore the school environment with new eyes
Staircases, window sills, and benches are excellent work spaces for running dictations, QR code treasure hunt or group work.
Read more
Show more
Contact

Connect with the innovator

S
Innovator
Used in