Study Visits

Monday, September the 9th

Departure from Tampere Hall

between 10.00 and 12.45 o'clock

Study visits are for registered conference delegates only. There is no fee for the visits, but pre-registration is a must. The number of participants in each visit is limited. If you change your mind, and decide not to join after having pre-registered, please, cancel your reservation so that someone else can take your place. School lunch is included in each visit. Please note that some visits are done on foot. The walking distance is not long but we recommend good walking shoes. Please, use the group code when registering (1A, 1B etc).


Finnish School Lunch 

Finland was the very first country in the whole world to serve pupils a free school meal starting as early as 1948. Every child and young person attending pre-primary, basic and upper secondary education is able to enjoy a free school meal. In addition to this, children who take part in before- and after-school activities get to enjoy a healthy snack. Generally, school meals consist of familiar Finnish foods. A balanced school meal is made up of a warm main course of either fish, meat or vegetables and beans and sprouts for vegetarians; a side of salad, grated vegetables or fresh vegetables pieces; bread and table spread; and to drink skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, buttermilk and water. Each student’s allergies, ethics and religious beliefs are taken into consideration when planning school meals.

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  • Hatanpää Family Group Home

    1A: Hatanpää 11.00 FULLY BOOKED
    1B: Hatanpää 12.30
    Duration approx. 2,5 hrs

    The Family Group Home for the underage immigrants houses children and underage asylum seekers with a residence permit, who have come to Finland without a guardian. The home has 20 places.


    The Group Home is the living

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  • Onnenkieli Language School

    1A: Onnenkieli 11.00
    1B: Onnenkieli 12.30
    Duration approx. 2,5 hrs

    Õnne Kankainen – Managing Director: "What I like about Suggestopedia: The joy of teaching and learning, interaction involving everyone, good results."

    Suggestopedic teaching is a holistic method of teaching, which allows the student's whole person to be active, happy and liberated,

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  • Museum Centre Vapriikki

    The Educational Unit of Tampere Museums TAIT

    2A: Vapriikki 10.30
    Duration approx. 2,5 hrs

    Open Museum – A Developing Learning Environment for Adults

    Museums provide an open and informal context where the idea of lifelong learning can be put into practice. Like all cultural services, museums increase people's wellbeing. The purpose

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  • Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

    An International University of Technology at the Leading Edge
    4: TUT 10.45
    Duration approx. 3,5 hrs

    Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides higher education within these fields. TUT is a significant national and international pioneer in the development of technology and a

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  • Jukola School

    Preparatory Education, City of Hämeenlinna

    5: Hämeenlinna 10.00
    Duration approx. 4,5 hrs

    Studying Your Own Mother Tongue

    Supporting the pupil's own culture strengthens his or her individuality, mental balance and the ability to adjust to society and to appreciate other cultures. The development of the pupil's own mother tongue helps

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  • University of Tampere (UTA)

    Multicultural Teacher Education
    6A: UTA 11.45 (on foot)
    Duration approx. 2,5 hrs

    The pedagogic studies in subject teacher education in the University of Tampere have been made available and specifically addressed to persons with an immigrant background engaged in teaching duties.


    The School of Education of the University of

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  • Werstas

    The Finnish Labour Museum

    2A: Werstas 10.30
    Duration approx. 2,5 hrs

    The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas is located right in the heart of the city, in the historical Finlayson Cotton Mill area. At Werstas, you can visit the Textile Industry Museum, the Steam Engine Museum as well as the Labour

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  • Main library Metso

    Library for immigrants – concept and services

    2A: Metso 10.30
    Duration approx. 2,5 hrs  

    A library is a meeting point for everyone and also a cultural centre. In a library, you can read, spend time, meet friends and take part in various events.

    Guidance for immigrants at the main library

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  • Naistari – A Place for Women

    3A: Naistari 10.00
    3B: Naistari 12.45
    Duration approx. 3,5 hrs

    The aim of Naistari is to provide migrant women and children with a living room where they can in a safe environment take part in different activities. In Naistari migrant women can for example study Finnish, practice its use in

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  • Tampere Adult Education Centre (TAKK)

    3A: TAKK 10.00
    Duration approx. 3,5 hrs

    Tampere Adult Education Centre (or TAKK) is known as a modern and versatile provider of adult education for over 15,000 adult students every year. At TAKK you can learn Finnish and study it on all levels from the absolute basics to the advanced

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  • Etelä-Hervanta Comprehensive School

    3A: Hervanta 10.00
    Duration approx. 3,5 hrs

    Etelä-Hervanta Comprehensive School is situated in Southern Hervanta, a multiethnic district of the city of Tampere where there are about 26 000 inhabitants.

    In Finland, compulsory education consists of basic education, meaning that every child must complete grades 1-9. The City of Tampere

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  • Tampere College (TAO)

    6A: TAO 11.45 (on foot)
    Duration approx. 2,5 hrs

    Intercultural Immigrant Education

    Tampere College (TAO) offers education for immigrants in Finnish language and culture and also vocational studies suited for a student’s abilities, needs and wishes. The College concentrates particularly on preparatory education that gives the students skills and knowledge

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Wagtail – migratory bird

The wagtail is the provincial bird of the Tampere Region

Wagtails are small birds with long tails which they wag frequently. Wagtails are slender, often colourful, ground-feeding insectivores of open country in the Old World. They are ground nesters, laying up to six speckled eggs at a time. Among their most conspicuous behaviours is a near constant tail wagging, a trait that has given the birds their common name.

(source: Wikipedia)