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Robotics beyond borders

Robotics beyond borders staff

Aims and ways of doing

The main aim of this project is to make 90 learners from Finland, Denmark and Estonia to understand what is behind technologies. By understanding the logic of technologies, it becomes also more controllable and makes us feel solution oriented instead of feeling scared or only confused.

In order to achieve the aims we will create, and students will study a blended learning course called Robotics Beyond Borders (including eLearning, learning by doing with Mehackit maker kit, workshop). By using Mehackit maker kit, students will learn by doing programming and electronics. The Arduino platform can be used with wide variety of components and can be a powerful and fun way for self-expression.

We will organize 3 different course starts with different students. Students will work and learn by doing in internationally mixed groups and learn also international, business, cooperational and other life learning skills. The courses will include learning by doing workshop either in Ylitornio uppersecondary school (Finland), Tallinn polytechnic school (Estonia) and Køge Business College (Denmark)


Number of participating students (mobilities): 90 students (20 Mercuria, 10 Ylitornion lukio, 30 Køge Business College, 30 Tallinn Polytechnic College)

Project period: 08/2019 - 07/2021

Funder: Nordplus

Coordinator: MERCURIA Kauppiaitten Kauppaoppilaitos

Partners: MERCURIA Business College (Kauppiaitten Kauppaoppilaitos Oy) (FI) - Vocational College, Køge Business College (DK) - Vocational College, Tallinn Polytechnic College (EE) - Vocational College, Ylitornion lukio (FI) - Upper secondary school (Gymnasium)

Persons in charge in MERCURIA:  coordinator Hilla Helasaari, responsible teacher Hannu Köngäs