The Finnish I SEE team cross implemented the Italian I SEE module on artificial intelligence in January – March, 2019. Teachers from the partnering school, Helsinki Normal Lyceum, arranged the course at the school on Tuesday evenings. The course comprised of about 16 hours of teaching on artificial intelligence, neural networks, futures studies, scenario building, futures thinking and problem solving.
At the end of the course, the students presented their “future projects”. The topics of the project works were antibiotic resistance, climate change, and plastic pollution of the oceans. All the groups did excellent work on their projects, and the presentations were followed by several questions from other students and a lively discussion.
In April, the quantum computing module was reimplemented in Helsinki. The module was implemented as a three-day course comprising of two whole Saturdays and one Wednesday evening. Otherwise, the implementation followed the same track as the previous Finnish implementation of the module, and the students got to learn about information technology, quantum mechanics, quantum computing and various future-oriented issues and methods.
In the closing event of the course, the students presented the “future projects” prepared by their groups during the course. The topics included, for example, food waste, car accidents, and renewable energy. We were very impressed by the high quality of students’ presentations and their dedication to the work. The outstanding presentations stirred up good discussions that would have lasted hours.
Many thanks to the students for wonderful courses!