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02.06.2022

See the Good! awarded as the Best Finnish Learning Solution 2022


See the Good! -learning solution has won the eEemeli Award of The Best Finnish eLearning Solution in a competition arranged by The Association of Finnish eLearning Centre.  

Positive approach made an impact on the jury

The jury was impressed by the positive approach in the See the Good! -solution. They found that the whole nation should learn how to See the Good! – the ideology behind the application. The jury also praised the well-designed user experience and how it is productized.

“Educating through positivity touched our hearts and impressed us. The ideology of discovering the good was perceived as particularly important and a topic from which the entire nation could learn. The digital solution is nicely designed and produced. Thank you also for including users in developing the product and in the pedagogical community. Positive Learning has a clear strategy for growth and internationalization. A complete success product! ” says Tiina Härkönen, the competition’s judge.

Image:  Nea Laukkanen

According to the competition review, “The theme of the solution is topical and appealing. The jury appreciated the research-based pedagogical model and the clearly conceptualized solution. The solution also has clear potential for large-scale growth and scalability.”

Teaching methods based on character strengths and positive feedback

The See the Good! -digital solution includes a broad-based curriculum vitae of skills, that allows children and young people to identify their strengths in a variety of ways, receive and give positive feedback, and monitor their own development by building a portfolio of strengths. In addition, the digital service allows teachers to create goals for the group, give versatile positive feedback to students and teach socio-emotional skills.   

The key goal of the See the Good! service is to renew the ways in which skills and the positive potential of every child and young person are currently recognized.

21st annual awards in two categories

The Best Finnish eLearning Solution competition is aimed to reward solutions that support digital well-being and participation.

The 21st annual competition was arranged in partnership with SITRA – The Finnish Innovation Fund, Omnia – the Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo region, Rateko – the Learning Centre of Finnish Construction Industries, and HAMK – Häme University of Applied Sciences.

On top of the eEemeli Award for The Best Finnish eLearning Solution, the Association of Finnish eLearning Centre also awarded the Education Finland Award – the Best Export Solution for Learning Award to Kide Science, a solution supporting children’s scientific learning through playful application.

Additional information:

Kaisa Vuorinen,

Founder, and CEO of Positive Learning Oy

P. +358 41 527 0978         

E-mail: kaisa@positive.fi

What is Positive Learning Oy?

Positive Learning Oy is a startup company based on scientific research. The product suite includes easy-to-use tools as well as professional development programs for teachers. See the Good! service enables teachers to support the well-being of the whole group and individual pupils by identifying strengths and teaching character strengths and socio-emotional skills. In See the Good! service, parents also learn to give positive feedback and ask about their child’s successes and discuss learning experiences.

The value proposition of the team and our See the Good! service is that everyone who completes their basic education recognizes their own strengths, talents, and interests and is able to focus more and more on the fields where they can use their strengths. They know how to appreciate their peers, also those who are different from them. They are able to tell about themselves and their skills in a positive tone in a job interview, and they have evidence of their diverse strengths. They live in a community that supports its members and have learned to see good in others and to say it aloud too.

Our mission is to harness the pedagogical expertise and scientific research of decades for the use of teachers worldwide.

 

12.4.22

Dissertation: Teaching methods based on character strengths increase children's well-being

Teaching methods based on the identification of strengths and the teaching of character strengths promote students’ social skills, the recognition of their own strengths and well-being.

In addition, Vuorinen’s timely research helps to understand the potential of positive education in supporting a wide range of learners on their school path.

“I hope that with my dissertation I can support the opportunities for children and young people to become aware of their own strengths. In my opinion, this positive perspective on the diverse strengths of students supports traditional school work, ”says Kaisa Vuorinen.

Vuorinen’s dissertation Character strength interventions: Introducing, developing, and studying character strenght teaching in Finnish education will be reviewed on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12 noon in Metsätalo Hall I, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki.

The opponent is Senior Lecturer Shiri Lavy from Haifa University in Israel.

The supervisors of the dissertation have been Docent Lotta Uusitalo (HY) and Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen (HY).

The dissertation in English can be followed at https://video.helsinki.fi/unitube/live-stream.html?room=l15

The permanent link for the dissertation is  http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-51-8093-3

The main results of Kaisa Vuorinen’s research

Summary of the results of Kaisa Vuorinen’s dissertation:

  1. The study showed that the use of students’ personal strengths is related to their overall happiness both directly and mediated by school happiness and school enthusiasm. See the Good! service and pedagogy provide teachers with tools to identify and develop students’ strengths.
  2. Another main finding of the study is that students with needs for enhanced or special support benefited from character-strength teaching. They were found to have increased school enthusiasm, perseverance, and decreased aggressive behavior. In addition, teachers reported improved relationships between students and between teachers and students. Teachers who participated in the study expressed great satisfaction with the intervention. They praised the students’ advanced social cohesion and positive change in their own pedagogical ways of working.
  3. The involvement of early childhood leadership teachers in the character strength intervention significantly increased the identification and use of their personal strengths. Developed on the basis of research, See the Good! -training and digital service give teachers a good opportunity to identify and use their own strengths at work.

Positive pedagogy and See the good! digital service provide concrete tools and an effective researched method for building a positive operating culture in both early childhood and basic education. This positive approach to learning and education supports the well-being of both children and adults and provides opportunities for them to reach their best potential.

See the good and give feedback

A comprehensive selection of teaching material has been developed based on Kaisa Vuorinen’s research. See the Good! materials include a digital service that allows children and young people to identify their strengths in a variety of ways, receive and learn to give positive feedback and monitor their own development by building a portfolio of strengths. Teachers and parents are also involved in noticing the good. The key goal of the See the Good! service is to renew the ways in which skills and the positive potential of every child and young person are currently recognized.

“Through See the Good! pedagogy and service, we get to strengthen the well-being of the whole community. When we involve classes, teachers, and parents — the entire school community — the effect is granted. It leads to success and joined enthusiasm,” says Jutta-Riina Karhunen, Principle of Helsinki Itäkeskus School.

According to Mirva Ritari, Lempäälä’s early childhood education manager, use of See the good! pedagogy and service pays for itself quickly:

“When we consciously pay more attention to successes than failures in everyday life and give positive feedback, good spreads and general well-being as well as the whole community’s wellbeing increase.”

The innovation based on Vuorinen’s research, Positive CV (current See the Good!), won the first prize of EUR 500,000 in Sitra’s Ratkaisu 100 innovation competition in 2017.

Together with Docent Lotta Uusitalo, Kaisa Vuorinen has written several popular works on positive pedagogy and the teaching of character strengths (See the Good! series, PS-kustannus).

Additional information:

Kaisa Vuorinen, Founder and CEO of Positive Learning Oy

P. +358 41 527 0978

E-mail: kaisa@positive.fi

What is Positive Learning Oy?

Positive Learning Oy is a startup company based on scientific research. The product suite includes easy-to-use tools as well as professional development programs for teachers. See the Good! service enables teachers to support the well-being of the whole group and individual pupils by identifying strengths and teaching character strengths and socio-emotional skills. In See the Good! service, parents also learn to give positive feedback and ask about their child’s successes and discuss learning experiences.

The value proposition of the team and our See the Good! service is that everyone who completes their basic education recognizes their own strengths, talents and interests and is able to focus more and more on the fields where they can use their strengths. They know how to appreciate their comrades, also those who are different from them. They are able to tell about themselves and their skills in a positive tone in a job interview, and they have evidence of their diverse strengths. They live in a community that supports its members and have learned to see good in others and to say it aloud, too.

Our mission is to harness the pedagogical expertise and scientific research of decades for the use of teachers worldwide.

Lehdistötiedote 02.06.22

Huomaa hyvä! on 2022 paras E-oppimisratkaisu

Suomen eOppimiskeskus ry yhteistyökumppaneineen palkitsee vuosittain parhaan suomalaisen digitaalisen oppimisratkaisun eEemeli-palkinnolla. Vuoden 2022 parhaana ratkaisuna palkittiin Positive learning Oy:n Huomaa hyvä!.

Kilpailussa oli tänä vuonna kaksi sarjaa: Education Finland Award sekä Suomen paras oppimisratkaisu. Jälkimmäisessä sarjassa etsittiin erityisesti  oppimisratkaisuja, jotka tukevat digihyvinvointia ja osallisuutta. Pandemiasta ja muista globaaleista haasteista johtuen hyvinvoinnin ja osallisuuden kokemuksen tukeminen ovat nousseet erityisen ajankohtaisiksi teemoiksi. Palkintoraadin puheenjohtajana toimi Sitran johtava asiantuntija Tiina Härkönen.