International educational events
International and cultural content is utilized in Varia in many different educational fields. For example, the differences in work tasks, materials, tools and techniques in different cultures and countries can be taken into account in teaching.
With international partners, virtual teaching, co-teaching and the utilization of digital tools for collaboration can be implemented. Virtual international cooperation has already been tried in many fields, and it is well-suited, for example, for practising the English language, getting to know students from another country, and for field-specific comparisons. Virtual collaborations can be implemented e.g. in the eTwinning-service.
As an example of such cooperation, every year since 2003 in the field of mechanical and production technology, a two-week project work has been carried out with German partners, where students have collaborated to create a device related to different themes. A remote-controlled robot car has also been built together with an educational institution as a virtual teaching collaboration.