The Yrityskylä learning environment for sixth-graders is a schoolchildren’s society, a miniature city where students work in a profession and earn money for their work. In addition, the students act as consumers and citizens, as part of Finnish society.
In the Yrityskylä learning environment for ninth-graders, students compete in managing a company on the global markets. During the game, the teams manufacture and sell their products to customers and head the company for a period of one year. The winning team is the one that has been able to achieve the best reputation in addition to a good operating profit.
I learned how to interact with different people and how to be responsible and use money.
The day increased my self-confidence and now I know that I can do more demanding things.
The students gained an understanding of the economic concepts introduced during the lessons through gaming and concrete examples
I learned about companies and spending money:income, expenditure and profitability.
The best thing about it was being part of a group and learning many new things about how businesses operate.
Team spirit is important; without it, it would be impossible to work. That’s why it’s good to have social skills.