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
Bridge the Ocean project
Bridge the Ocean is a partnership project of the Erasmus+ program, which creates a model of global mobility and cooperation between European and Canadian Colleges. The partners are four vocational education and training (VET) colleges from Finland, two from Canada and one from the Netherlands and Denmark. In the project, two European and one Canadian study units are planned, which will be piloted with a multinational group during the project.
The project is the first European Erasmus+ VET project that involves partners from outside Europe. The main goals of the Bridge the Ocean partnership project are to increase the number of global mobility of students and experts, teachers, and at the same time promote the development of both professional and international competence and key skills. The project seeks visibility and interest in the internationalization of VET.
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