Neuroscientific Approach to Teacher and Educator Work Wellbeing

10th – 12th of June 2024
Scandic Park, Helsinki, Finland

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About this course

This course combines theoretical knowledge and practical activities that stem from the neuroscientific knowledge of work wellbeing in the field of education. For educators, the latest knowledge on brain research is important both to enhance their own wellbeing but also to help the learners learn.

Course Summary

10th – 12th of June 2024
Onsite course
Scandic Park, Helsinki, Finland
Deadline 8th of May 2024
EUR 745 – 975 (depending on the choice of day package)
Register now

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday June 11th: a guided tour at the Finnish national gallery Kiasma and dinner at restaurant Lasipalatsi.

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 975 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 475).

EUR 475

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 745 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 245).

EUR 245

Accommodation

10th – 12th of June 2024 at Scandic Park, Helsinki, Finland.

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 10th – 12th of June 2024 at Scandic Park, Helsinki, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by clicking on this link. Make sure to add the booking code BNIV090624 to the reservation. You can also book a room with the same booking code by calling +358 9 47371 or by email to parkhelsinki@scandichotels.com. Reservations can be made until 27.5.2024. The rooms are subject to hotel availability.

The room price for a single standard room is EUR 149/night (including breakfast) and for a double room EUR 169/night (including breakfast)..


The offer will be available until the 27th of May 2024. The rooms are subject to hotel availability.

EUR 149 / night (including breakfast).

Course objectives

  • To understand stress and anxiety from the neuroscientific point of view, to familiarise the participants with the latest information on stress and anxiety research
  • To understand the specific work wellbeing requirements of education professions, to carry out exercices that allow the participants to develop their own strengths as managers of stress
  • To understand the connection between stress of the educator and learning of the learners, the basics of the mirror neuron systems
  • To practice several practical methods that enhance work wellbeing in educators, also methods that are applicable in the classroom

Main topics

  • Stress and brain
  • Anxiety and brain
  • Work wellbeing in educators
  • Connection between stress, learning and memory
  • Mirror neuron system
  • Physiological states, work wellbeing and learning
  • Stress and digital tools
  • Relaxation practices and learning

Target group

Professionals working in the field of education, educators, decision makers in education


Subject background

Several professions in education suffer from work wellbeing issues. Some Nordic countries have problems in recruiting teachers to schools and early childhood education due to the stressfulness of the work. These professions suffer greatly from work arrangements that create a lot of stress. The teachers can, however, do a lot to enhance their own wellbeing if they know the science behind stress and if they are educated on the connection between stress and learning.


General course fee and cancellation information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline (you can also pay the course with credit card).

Travel arrangements

Please refrain from booking any travel tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent at the latest after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by May, 8th 2024: full refund
Cancellations received by May, 8th 2024 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline (you can also pay the course with credit card).

The price is subject to minor changes.


Contact person

Course leader

Minna Huotilainen
Professor of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
email: minna.huotilainen@helsinki.fi

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Nora Tobiasson
NIVA
email: nora.tobiasson@niva.org

Course Summary

10th – 12th of June 2024
Onsite course
Scandic Park, Helsinki, Finland
Deadline 8th of May 2024
EUR 745 – 975 (depending on the choice of day package)
Register now

Course leader

Minna Huotilainen

  • Professor of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

Course lecturers

Satu Pakarinen

  • Specialized Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland

Veera Virintie

  • M.Sc. in Education, University of Helsinki & Silta Education, Helsinki, Finland

Johanna Vilmi

  • M.Sc. in Psychology, University of Helsinki & Silta Education, Helsinki, Finland

Elvira Brattico

  • Professor at Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark

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