Want to learn new pedagogical skills in innovative ways? Join this special workshop uniquely designed for LIFE2019 participants.

Date and time: Friday 22th, 14:30 – 17:30
Place: The Arctic Circle
Group size: 10 – 20 persons
Price: € 250 (EXCL. VAT 24%) /participant
Includes: Transportation from the hotel Scandic Rovaniemi, workshop, snacks and a handmade souvenir from Lapland.
Trainer: Marjaana Kangas
Booking: as part of the LIFE2018 online registration process

Playful Learning Workshop in the Arctic Circle invites educators to engage in creative and playful activities and pedagogies, and participate in mind-on, hands-on and body-on activities. What is playful learning and how the pedagogy of playful learning can support learning, academic achievement and key competencies? We have a rich over 15-years experience on designing and teaching creative and playful learning. The aim of the workshop is to provide ideas and tools through practical experiences of playful learning to take home for developing 21st century education.


Marjaana Kangas (PhD, Title of Docent) is a university researcher at University of Lapland. She is a forerunner of the research on playful learning in education in Finland, and a co-developer of a “playful learning environment”, a play and game-based learning environment designed for 21st century learning. Since 2003, she has worked as a researcher in many innovative research projects (Let’s Play, PlayIT, InnoPlay, InnoSchool, Omnischool) focusing on the research of playful learning and the best practices in the future school. Home page: www.marjaanakangas.net