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The Body, Health Education and Personalised Learning

Schildt Upper Secondary is creating a lab for health and well-being, to be called The Sports, Science and Health Lab. During classes and free periods students will be able to use the lab to measure vital health statistics with the devices and applications provided. This information will be used as part of biology, physics, chemistry and health classes.

What is the idea of the experiment?

Students will create their own learning material to be used in a variety of ways across school subjects by measuring their vital body statistics - students can experiment with this to see what works best for their personal health. For example, students can measure blood pressure and compare and analyze the results to see what affects them during times of high stress.

What are the goals you are looking to achieve with the experiment?

The goal is to create an operational model for well-being in which students are encouraged to use scientific methods to promote health and well-being in different school subjects. The idea is to personalise learning by researching and understanding one’s own body, creating engrams in the learning experience.

Is this a new experiment or is this based on an existing one?

The idea was conceived at the school and will be trialed for the first time during the 2016-2017 school year.

How will the experiment be scheduled and how will it be put into practice?

Over the course of Spring of 2016 the school has been preparing for the Fall by making sure the facilities are up to date and equipped with the necessary tools. The experiment itself will begin at the start for the school year this Fall.

How will the experiment change schools?

The experiment will devise new learning models by combining  studies with the real world and by making learning personalised. The Sports, Science and Health Lab will offer youth a place to implement multidisciplinary student projects independently and in practice. The experiment also has a network of collaborators that will make cooperating with key players   possible, enabling learning to be a part of a broader context.

Contact Information

School(s): Schildt Upper Secondary

Contact person: Mika Rantala

Contact email: mika.rantala@jao.fi

Partnership(s): Fysioline Ltd., Jyväskylä procurement organization, Jyväskylän high school education services, LIKES, Schildt Upper Secondary student council, Architect Office Arknou, Jyväskylä  ICT-services and Jyväskylä Steiner School.

Website: www.jao.fi

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