Riitta Pistokoski

My name is Riitta Pistokoski, M.Soc.Sc and teacher from Vocational College Lappia from Finnish Lapland. I have a long experience in teaching in both Vocational Colleges and Universities of Applied Sciences. I have also been involved for twenty years in producing digital learning material and working in international settings. I am responsible for international activities as well as student and staff mobility in my work unit. I have been teaching in English for several years in multicultural study groups as part of the Bachelor’s Degree programme in Social Services at the Diaconia University of Applied sciences.

I have also produced and tutored many on-line courses in both English and Finnish in a variety of subjects such as Multiculturalism, Work life skills, Ethics and Green care for Hospitality sector. I have participated in several Erasmus teacher exchange programs in Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Romania, Estonia, Italy, Great Britain and Nepal. I have organized international study camps (IP) in Finland, Romania and Nepal and have been supervising and guiding exchange students from many different countries.

I have a husband and five kids (most of them adults), two cats and a dog. I love being in the forest, picking mushrooms and berries or hunting in the autumn – or just walking end enjoying the nature. I also enjoy cooking good food (from self-hunted meat 😊), reading and watching movies. And I never get tired of learning more about new cultures and new people. Lappia