FCLab.fi (Future Classroom Lab) creates a unique LivingLab network in the universities of Finland. The main goal of the network is to test and develop new learning environments and landscapes. The network enhances the use of educational technology and to aim to create new ways of learning.
Future Classroom Lab (FCLab.fi) is a concept that focuses on the elaboration of learning environments and the continuing professional development of teachers. FCLab.fi is an integral part of the international network of Future Classroom Labs (FCL). The European Schoolnet coordinates the Future Classroom Labs and most the labs receive funding from the European Ministries of Education. In Finland, Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) helps in the financing of the three FCLabs.
European Schoolnet is the network of 34 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. The aim of the network is to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers and industry partners.
The FCLab.fi project creates a new network in the Finnish Teacher Training Schools in the transformation of educational processes. We do this by identifying and testing promising innovative practices and sharing evidence about their impact. The Teacher Training Schools are an essential part of the universities and the project will have a big regional and national impact.
The network promotes the use of teaching technology and develops new learning scenarios. The FCLab.fi project works in cooperation with other Future Classroom Labs and the universities.