Invitation to CARPE workshops TURKU, February 2013

CARPE workshops at Turku University of Applied Sciences on february 6. – 8. 2013, Turku, Finland.

1. Collaborative and Regenerative Learning: Methods, Actions and Implementations

Innovation Pedagogy workshop for CARPE consortium teachers and pedagogy developers

Target group
This workshop is targeted to hands-on workers of CARPE consortium Universities: teachers, pedagogy experts and RDI personnel interested in participatory teaching and learning methods.
Main aims of this two-day workshop
To share experiences in using active learning and teaching methods, 7.2.2013
For this purpose we have launched the Call for Presentations. It is open for all CARPE consortium University members. Please find below instructions for sending your abstract of  the presentation:

  • content for the abstract of the presentation:
    • learning method you have used or developed
    • experiences and added value from using the method in teaching and learning
    • presenter and contact information
  • format: A4 document (pdf, MS Word), font size 12
  • deadline for submission of the abstract: 30.11.2012
  • address and additional information:  Dr. Ari Putkonen,
  • organizing committee of the workshop will select presentations for the workshop.

To find joint CARPE themes to be proceeded in forthcoming “Erasmus for All” calls (Erasmus for All is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. First Calls for Proposals will be launched in 2014), 8.2.2013
Thematic group working on selected topics based on yesterday’s presentations.

It is possible to participate in this two-day Innovation Pedagogy workshop without having a presentation but organizers encourage all teachers to share their methods and experiences by having a presentation!

2. Creative Engineering –  Health Informatics and Game Technology

Turku University of Applied Sciences invites you to a workshop that continues the work started in the Utrecht conference in Creative Engineering. We have identified two interesting fields that this first workshop will focus. There areas are Health informatics and Game technology.

Health informatics is one of our focus areas in research and development. Using health informatics technology applications, systems and operational processes, we produce human-oriented solutions that support and maintain people’s quality of life, well-being, health and functional capacity. In addition to applications for individual well-being, we also develop patient monitoring and data system applications for hospitals. Our partners include welfare-technology enterprises, hospital districts, municipalities, healthcare organisations and third-sector operators, institutions of higher education as well as research and development units.

In the field of game technology we have operated since 2009. Our game laboratory is  called Game Tech& Arts Laboratory which is a joint innovation center for higher education organizations and spin-off companies has generated new business not only for local game companies but also for other players. In fact, new business areas have been found for example from edutainment, from virtual prototyping, and from location-awareness. Because Turku is a center of Finnish marine industry and active in Finnish health informatics too, we are currently focusing more and more also on gamification and serious games.

Let us meet in February and work together with health informatics, serious games in healthcare and in technology industry together with our international Carpe network.

Programme of the workshops

Wednesday, the 6th of February
Get-together at 19.00

Thursday, the 7th of February
Workshops run from 09.00 -17.00
Dinner at 19.00

Friday, the 8th of February
Workshops continue at 09.00
Farewell lunch at 11.30

Participation fee
0 euros. Participants have to cover their travel and accommodation expenses but workshop and meals are free of charge.

Deadline of registrations for both workshops by 30th of December by sending e-mail to: . Further information of the workshops will be sent before Christmas to those registered.