Arkki School of Creativity for Children and Youth

About the Project

This project is one of the 2020 WISE Awards finalists. 

Arkki concept is creative education to 4-19 year old kids using architecture and design projects as holistic real-world phenomena. 

Arkki’s phenomenon-based and hands-on learning integrates different STEAM subjects, Humanities and Social Sciences and supports the development of diverse skills and competencies. Arkki full curriculum is a 15-year program with 1500 hours of teaching content. 

Arkki is internationally renowned and is present now in 7 countries and 20 centers with 30 000+ pupils in Europe, South-East Asia and China. 

Arkki programs are developed in Arkki Finland since 1993 and are officially acknowledged by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Arkki International develops and licenses Arkki programs worldwide, and is an official member of Education Finland program. 

 

Context 

Education will no longer be about WHAT you know at a certain moment, it will be about HOW you can learn and adapt. 

It is no longer enough to learn facts, but learning what to do with the facts. To navigate through the rapidly changing world, students need curiosity, imagination, skills how to combine complex information, and how to use information creatively to solve the complex problems of our society. 

 

Solution and Approach

Arkki International provides creative education programs to 4-19 year old kids using architecture and design projects as holistic real-world phenomena. 

Arkki’s phenomenon-based and hands-on learning integrates different STEAM subjects, Humanities and Social Sciences and supports the development of diverse skills and competencies. 

Arkki’s motto “ Play – create – succeed !” highlights the playful approach in active learning and emphasizes creativity, imagination and other important 21st century skills needed in the future as well as the significance of positive feedback and motivation within the learning process. Arkki programs make learning fun and engaging, while fostering lifelong learning. 

Creativity is the new Literacy – and Arkki has the means to teach it! 

 

Impact and Future development

We Build Job Creators, not Job Seekers! Arkki aims to provide children with new capacities, means and mediums to influence the creation of our future environment, no matter what their occupation will be. 

“I have learnt skills that I can apply in all fields of life – Arkki ́s project based learning teaches us creative problem solving skills.” Joosua Kuusela, Arkki pupil, 18 years, Finland. 

Arkki programs have impacted 30.000+ children worldwide who have participated in programs, workshops or projects. Children are capable of anything and Arkki gives them opportunities to succeed and reach their fullest potential! 

Arkki actively collaborates in Finland and Internationally with local governments, companies and organizations such as UNICEF to make children’s voices better heard all over the world. 

May 05, 2020 (last update 09-23-2020)