Where does Finnish innovation and technological creativity grow? In a grandfather’s workshop, in the pile of rubbish at a clubhouse, in the woodshed of a summer cottage…Could our school be the workshop of a mad scientist or the atelier of Leonardo?
At Rajakylä School we are developing a learning environment with space, time and materials for working by hand, experimenting with creativity and designs arising from the problems of everyday life. In the midst of normal school work we carry out technology projects focused on everyday topics. All projects include working by hand, product design and problem solving.
An integral part of class work is co-operation with local technology companies. A technology class is not a high-tech laboratory or a mobile learning class. It is a space for hands-on experimenting and learning by doing. We express our deepest gratitude to Technology Industries, local companies, the Innokas-project, Oulu University and Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK) for the interest they have shown to our cause.
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