Muuvit will be expanding to the UK during the school year 2017-18. The first pilots are ongoing in Preston and Blackburn. Further schools will be joining the Muuvit Adventure during the spring term.
This year - on the 6th December - Finland gets 100 years old. In order to promote health and joy of learning among the next generation of the Finns, Muuvit! has been selected as an official "Centenary year - Suomi 100" school program.
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Muuvit! is proud to receive a pedagogical top quality certificate. The Kokoa Education Standard evaluation consists of pedagogical and learning engagement parts. The criteria is based on 21st century skills and Finnish understanding of efficient learning.
Healthy behaviour as the goal, learning experience as an additional benefit
Muuvit platform is primarily designed to inspire children to move more, but it also helps educators to offer a learning experience along the way. Educators can register their classes free of charge and take them on a learning adventure. Muuvit supports both phenomenon and project based learning.
The solution requires students' active engagement to progress and extract new information on different locations on the world map.
The solution promotes enjoyment of learning and rewards user after progression in a meaningful and fun way.
The solution supports learning new things through creative tasks and promotes using existing knowledge in order to build new understanding.
Muuvit gives a lot of autonomy for learners to freely explore content and form individual learning paths.
Further information at https://kokoa.io/products/muuvit
Behavioural change for a healthier population
The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is a global community dedicated to developing an evidence base for healthcare policy. WISH captures and disseminates the best ideas and practices to help address the greatest healthcare challenges. WISH is a platform of the Qatar Foundation.
Muuvit! had the priviledge to be among the WISH 2016 Innovation Showcases, representing some of the world’s most exciting innovations, ranging from practical devices and business models, to design-based solutions and community engagement.
Search for simple ways to improve health outcomes
Two key themes of the WISH 2016 were behavioural insights and healthy populations. Themes led by Dr David Halpern of the Behavioural Insights Team and Sue Siegel of GE Ventures were searching for simple ways to improve health outcomes and respectively, designing strategies to improve population health.
As individual health behaviour is the key determinant of health in general, Muuvit´s replicable concept of health promotion and community engagement gained much interest among the world’s leading health experts and decision makers – from Oslo, to Mongolia to Maldives including such eminent figures as HRH Princess Ghida Al-Talal of Jordan.
Muuvit´s going EAST - Making healthy choices easy!
Dr Halpern´s report on behavioural insights focused on the pragmatic side of the solutions, that; unlike policy level processes; need to be Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST) to have an impact on population health. This being one of the key reasons, why Muuvit was selected as an Innovation Showcase in the first place.
Muuvit´s CEO and co-founder Mika Merikanto agrees with Dr Halperns summary and adds that: „Muuvit is about acquiring new participants for a healthy lifestyle. And about activating the target group in a young age. It is a long way to „EAST“, but we are on a good path and making progress!“.
Finally, the Summit urged politicians and executives to prfioritize health in their investments. Especially in health promotion and early intervention, before the health challenges such as obesity or diabetes even arise. Again in this respect, Muuvit is well positioned as a proven methodology for activating and engaging with children and their health!
Another year of Muuvit action with our long-term partner VfL Wolfsburg has officially started. New school year started with a special event at Gebrüder-Grimm-School at Gifthorn in Germany.
Since the start of our cooperation more than 40'000 children from Vfl Wolfsburg's partner school have participated in the Muuvit Adventure. Lets Muuvit!
Education innovation through physical activity and technology
The goal of Microsoft and Muuvit is to create activating, participatory and engaging experiences for the classroom. This will help teachers to inspire students to get active and enjoy learning in a new inspiring way combining technology and real-life activities.
Cooperation will start with Skype in the classroom - integration onto the Muuvit platform. As a result, the Muuvit classes in Finland and in different countries can communicate with one another, to undertake virtual field trips or to interview experts and guest speakers in various fields.
"Muuvit´s underlying goal is to make the school day active and fun. Thanks to the cooperation with Microsoft Education we are able to combine physical activity and the joy of learning even in a more innovative way. With Microsoft and Skype in the classroom we start to build active bridges between our classes from the Arctic Circle to Copacabana. ": says Muuvit Health and Learning's Managing Director Mika Merikanto
Marianna Halonen of Microsoft Education continues that: " The cooperation with Muuvit is a great example of how technology can promote children's physical activity, learning and international networking.“
Mika Merikanto, CEO Muuvit (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marianne Halonen, Microsoft (Marianna.Halonen@microsoft.com)
Finland House is the first ever high-end Finnish hospitality house concept in the history of the Olympic Games. Finland House is situated in the central Rio and be open until 21 August, 2016. Finland House, showcasing education is the venue for exclusive business and sport-related events, ministerial and presidential visits, and the Finnish Olympic Team press conferences.
Muuvit showcasing Finnish excellence in education on the 18th August.
At the Finland House, Muuvit will be demonstrating its product to the visitors. The Muuvit platform combines physical activity and learning and serves as a tool for teachers to inspire kids to acquire active lifestyle and learn in an interdisciplinary way.
World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) has identified Muuvit as a highly promising innovation and the WISH Innovation Showcases team found our product to be novel, engaging and with great potential for impact.
The event will take place on the 29th and 30th November 2016 in Doha, Qatar. http://www.wish-qatar.org/