EduFlow 2016: Redefining education

Redefining what we think is education. Get connected.

The discussion around education is heated. There are more tools, knowledge and opportunities available for learning than ever before. Educational institutions are faced with expectations to solve issues from troubled youths to global crises. How can we bridge the gap between the personal and universal and prepare citizens that want and can save the world.

Design thinking, rapid experimentation, behavioral design, informal and non-formal learning, innovation camps, learning labs, shared learning, and summer schools are just a few of the initiatives emerging with new kids on the block. How can we as educators, students, teachers, developers and learners ourselves successfully implement fresh approaches and new tools in everyday learning practices? How can we get better at what we do instead of just doing more? And keep sight of the forest for the trees?

EduFlow is an annual event organized by a group of enthusiastic and passionate educators, researchers, developers and students from around the world. Join us for an invigorating day and get inspired to re-create learning!


What? EduFlow 2016

When? Thursday, August 11, 2016,  09.30–15.30

Where? Aalto University, Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5, Espoo, Finland


Seminar program

9:30–10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00–10:45 Keynote Behavior Design and Learning, Co-Founder Mark Nelson, Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University

10:45–11:30 Brief commentaries & introductions to afternoon workshop themes

  • Tarja Nieminen, rector, RoihuAkatemia, FI
  • Denise Stanley, creative entrepreneur, educator and development director Collage Art, London, UK
  • Peter Vesterbacka, entrepreneur and innovator, Rovio Entertainment Ltd., FI

11:30–12:30 Lunch

12:30–14:30 Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Summer School 2017 Challenge Jam

Moderated by entrepreneur and innovator Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio Entertainment Ltd.

This workshop will produce a vision that will be thrown as a challenge to the organizers of next year’s Summer School 2017 at Aalto Campus. What will the new summer school be made out of, who will be there, how and what will participants learn and what will change as an outcome?

  • Workshop 2: Tools and Trades – recognizing informal and non-formal learning

Moderated by creative entrepreneur, educator and development director, Dr. Denise Stanley Collage Art, London, UK

This workshop will focus on recognizing and accrediting the higher level learning that takes place outside formal learning environments. What kind of role will non-formal and practice-based learning have in the future? What kinds of skills are acquired in non-formal contexts, and how will these meet the changing needs of the future? How are these higher level skills defined and recognized by a community of practice and how are they externally validated and by whom?

  • Workshop 3: Rapid Experimentation and Deal Design

Moderated by Co-Founder Mark Nelson, Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University

This workshop enlights how behavior design can be used for creating positive co-engagement. We will demonstrate the Rapid Experimentation and Deal Design tool. It is based on many years of collaboration between Stanford and Aalto. Now the tool is applied for positive co-engagement of businesses and society.

14:30–15:30 Outputs and results of workshops are presented (moderated by Timo Nyberg and Silja Suntola)

15:30–20:00 Get-together with live music, drinks & barbeque (hosted by Timo Nyberg)


Registration: The seminar is free of charge, but secure your seat today and register here.


For more information contact Jari Handelberg, , tel. 050-438 5736.

The event is organized by Aalto University, Creative and Inclusive Finland, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences and Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences.