FINNISH-CANADIAN Research Partnership FinAl2.0

FinAl2.0. International Research Partnership 2018-2021

Hatanpään lukio – Hatanpään lukio Upper Secondary School – has been chosen to operate as one of the international partners in a new Finland – Alberta (Canada) Research Partnership project in 2018-2021, the FinAl2.0. We are happy and proud to participate. The candidates applications were evaluated by both OPH – National Board of Education in Finland as well as ATA – Alberta Teachers Association in Alberta, Canada.

Altogether six highschools in Finland and five highshools in Alberta were chosen. On the first project year the international partners will form a network to cooperate and set common goals for a long-term school research partnership.

The Canadian partners are visiting Finland in October 2018 to meet the Finnish partners and plan for future cooperation. The OPH in Helsinki will host the first joint seminar called “The Bace Camp” in October 8th. Later on the same week the Canadian partners will visit Finnish partner schools. Hatanpään lukio will host staff from Fort Saskatchewan High School near Edmonton. A group of students and staff from Hatanpää will visit Fort Saskatchewan High School in May, 2019.

The Finnish partners are from all over the country from south to north. They are Ivalon lukio (Inari), Joensuun yhteiskoulun lukio, Katetdralskolan i Åbo (Turku), Pihtiputaan lukio, Rauman lyseon lukio – and of course our “HaLu” – Hatanpään lukio. The partners will learn a lot of international cooperation and of project work. The Finnish partners will hold also domestic seminars – supported and guided by the OPH in Finland. The first one was held on September 2018 in Turku. The second will take place in Pihtipudas on February 2019.

In Hatanpään lukio we have from the start ephasized that the students will be in the center of the cooperation. An active group of our 2nd-year-students are already working within the project. The students will also be active in the planning of the Canadian visit and carry out the activities and hosting the guests during the partners visit.

Students and staff from the six finnish partner schools met for the first time in Turku, Finland in September, 2018 on a preparatory seminar.