Social media and well-being

The presentation introduces the subject of social media use and well-being. There are questions to be discussed with the students, such as: How do you use social media? Why do you use social media? How often do you comment on posts on social media? What kind of photos or other pictures do you use on social media? The purpose of the presentation is to evoke a student’s thinking about her or his own use of social media

Empathy package – Information and tools for a more empathic daily life

The Empathy Package includes tools, guides and materials for learning and teaching empathy, such as study modules, videos, tests ans surveys, task templates and guidelines. There are separate sections that provide support for 1) children and young people, 2) teachers, and 3) parents. Some materials are only in Finnish, some also in English.

  • Empathy, Emotional intelligence, Children and youth, Parents, Teachers and schools
  • Emotion- Empathy
  • text | video | image
  • educatinal technology package with multiple resources
  • several
  • several
  • Public Domain

Teaching online inquiry skills

The material package includes example materials (teaching material in the form of slide shows, assignment instructions and digital work templates) from the teaching unit, which aims to teach knowledge work competencies, especially online inquiry skills. The teaching unit consists of a group work assignment of four lessons, structured according to the phases of the online inquiry process (searching, evaluating, synthesizing, presenting), in which students’ examine a contradictory health issue using online information sources.
The package consists of the following materials (in Finnish): Teacher’s Guide, Assignment Instructions, Students’ Work Document Template, Online Working Space Model as a
OneNote Notebook, and Instructions and Teaching materials for different work phases.
The teaching experiment was planned in the ARONI research project (Argumentative online inquiry in building students’ knowledge work competences, funded by the Academy of Finland and it was implemented
in collaboration with Finnish teachers in Mother Tongue and Literature high school courses in the academic year 2018-2019. Example materials are from this experiment, but the
working methods and the pedagogical model can be applied in any course and subject as well as to different educational levels.

  • Online inquiry, Group work, Contradictory issue, Knowledge work
  • Literacy
  • text | image
  • text: document, presentation, ebook, lesson plan image: infographic, graphics, pictures
  • File format ppt, doc
  • Eero Sormunen, Miika Marttunen, Auli Toom, Carita Kiili Elina Hämäläinen, Liisa Ilomäki, Minna Lakkala, Hanni Muukkonen, Jannica Heinström, Tuulikki Alamettälä, Timo Salminen, Jukka Utriainen, ARONI project (, Finland
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