Learning process starts from the question one has created himself, and by doing so one builds a relationship to that learning process – owns the learning. Phenomenon-based learning helps to understand that people can think in different ways and regardless of that, it is possible to understand and respect other peoples views and ideas. It acts as a link between the curricula and the 21st century skills.


Main themes of the course

  • Constructivism and socio-constructivism, culture
  • Internal motivation - Three psychological needs need to be fulfilled in order for the internal motivation to ”turn on”
  • Autonomy – Feeling of being in charge
  • Competence – Feeling that ”I can do this, I have the ability”
  • Relatedness – Feeling of solidarity


Learning outcomes

  • The goal is to activate students, increase self-directness, and help students to take responsibility of their own learning
  • Problem solving, resilience, tolerating uncertainty, meaning making, social intelligence, design thinking, communication skills, sharing knowledge, source criticism, virtual collaboration, ability to independently search for knowledge


Phenomenon-based learning in a nutshell

  • Define and explore the "anchor" phenomenon, try to make sense of it and identify related phenomena
  • Define the question/questions and next steps
  • Explore and try to make sense
  • Share the solution



Target group

Early childhood and basic education teachers, teacher educators, principals, teacher trainees, researchers, education and organizations in education.


On request


1-2 weeks or according to customer needs


Approx. 30 000 € / week / group, in Finland, depending on the specific programme (excl. pos. VAT)

Group size

25 participants