What is Me & MyCity
Me & MyCity is a Finnish education innovation that has received international acclaim. Its story began in 2010. Me & MyCity is a learning concept aimed at sixth-graders and ninth-graders, covering society, working life and entrepreneurship.
Me & MyCity for sixth-graders
The Me & MyCity learning environment for sixth-graders is a miniature city where students work in a profession and function as consumers and citizens as part of society. The learning concept includes teacher training, learning materials for ten lessons and a day-long visit to the Me & MyCity learning environment. In Finland, sixth-graders aged 12 to 13 participate in Me & MyCity under the direction of their teacher. The following Me & MyCities are located in Finland: Eastern Finland, Espoo, Helsinki-Vantaa, North Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia, Pirkanmaa, Southwest Finland and Southeast Finland.
Me & MyCity for ninth-graders
Me & MyCity for ninth-graders is a learning concept dealing with business and global economy. It consists of lessons in history, social studies and career counselling. The concept culminates to a game in the Me & MyCity learning environment.
The Me & MyCity for ninth-graders learning concept simulates the operations of global case companies and a bank. The companies are involved in the lessons, the game and the learning environment. The students step into the shoes of the companies’ executives and engage in the tasks of various areas of responsibility.
The teams compete against each other and the winning team is the one that achieves the best operating profit and the best reputation. Winning requires a good strategy and close interaction.