Anne Rongas 

Hello


and greetings from the south-eastern corner of Finland. I’m working in Kotka and studying Science of Adult Education in the University of Helsinki (finishing quite soon). 

I’m already working fifth year as a teacher and a student councelor in a high school for adult students. In our school we are organizing a lot of distance education. I'm also taking part to a project where six other collegues of mine are developing methods for student conselin in distance. Our first step are webpeges - serving all Finnish adults, who are planning to study or already studying in adult highschool. 

I’ve also myself studied several web-courses. It’s not so nice only meet in the Internet but my situation (work, family and 200 kilometres to the Univercity of Helsinki) distance learning is better than nothing.

My favourite hobbies are cheap ones: thinking, reading, writing, drawing and swimming. And sometimes saving the Globe (difficult... and more words than real acts).
 
 

I’m not very typical university teacher or student counselor or student (the age - 43 years - is not peculiar in our faculty) because I’m also an ecological farmer with my husband (have been already 18 years). We have tree children: 20, 18 and 13 years old.

I see that nowadays studying is quite an individual project and many students are very lonely - even suffering depression. The best results and the most wonderful learning experiences one can find with others. I feel, I’m not so creative alone as I’m in a good team. (In Finland teachers are working almost always alone in upper secondary school, which I find boring.) 

Collaborative learning is the top thing for me. 
Together we are more! Also while teaching, tutoring or learning in distance.

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