Lauri Järvilehto: Fun Learning Revolution

Lauri Järvilehto, PhD, is a founder and consultant at Filosofian Akatemia, a research and business coaching company in Helsinki. Lauri believes that the revolution of learning is near and urges everyone to join the movement right now. At TEDxOtaniemiED Lauri will tell us how we can make learning fun and why it is so important for us to place the element of fun in the core of designing education.

Join the revolution - it will be fun!


How did you get the idea for your TEDx talk?

I have been investigating leveraging games for learning and creating Fun Learning for the last 3.5 years. During this research, I have come to the conclusion that games and play form a very sound basis for next generation learning and also that in a world that is changing constantly faster, learning to learn is the key skill to both survival and progress. Because of this, we need all hands on deck to make learning fun and inspiring.

What would you like to happen to your talk and your message?

I want the idea of Fun Learning to reach as many people around the world, and to influence both teachers, parents and policy makers to really put effort in to changing the old factory model of schooling to something more inspiring. I wish to see a global change towards inpiring, engaging and meaningful learning that is both life-long (from birth to death) and life-wide (from waking to going to sleep).

What are you doing next?

I am starting to work on developing next generation learning games with an amazing team of world's top gaming professionals. I hope that in the next few years we will be able to revolutionize the way we learn.

Where can people find you?

I am active on Twitter and also happy to connect with people working for the learning revolution on LinkedIn. You can find me at

http://twitter.com/laurijarvilehto

and

http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurijarvilehto

The talk is illustrated with Sketchnotes by Linda Saukko-Rauta at www.redanredan.fi. 

The talk is illustrated with Sketchnotes by Linda Saukko-Rauta at www.redanredan.fi.