Dr Helena Aarnio


Calmar International are partners with representatives from Finland (Lead Partner), Spain, Cyprus, and the Netherlands in a project entitled DIALE - Deep Learning Through Dialogue. Over the past 10 years Dr. Helena Aarnio (Pictured on right )and her colleague Dr. Jouni Enqvist both of HAMK University, Hameenlina, Finland have been working on the development of a system to teach people to develop their skills in learning and collaboration with others.

Learning experiences are often considered superficial, discussions with other people are regarded as lacking in content and collaboration in various communities often remains shallow. The goal of "Deep learning through dialogue" is to facilitate learning, interaction and collaboration in various situations in educational, business organisations and in other communities.

Interaction, collaboration and deep learning can be learned through practising dialogue. Dialogue helps one get along with and improve one's collaboration with different people. In addition, conversation based on the principles of dialogue forces one to learn more deeply and more efficiently. This may seem implausible at first, but the effort is worth making.

The DIALE method cards and exercises are available on this website here

Alternstively you can visit the DIALE website this will give you access to further information including Facebook and You Tube.

The website is almost entirely in English.
Please Note: If using Internet Explorer, answer "No" if a security question appears whilst accessing the "Wiki" section of the site.

By accessing the "Wiki" section of the website you can access further information relating to the DIALE project.

Images from the final project meeting and seminar held in Larnaca, Cyprus in September 2012.

Helena Aarno, DIALE Project LeaderHarm and Cor during the final WebinarHelena and Sanna during the final Webinar

   Helena Aarno, DIALE Project Leader      Harm and Cor during the final Webinar   Helena and Sanna during the final Webinar

Orestis, Helena and SannaA fond farewell to CyprusAlecos showing us around

  Orestis, Helena and Sari               A fond farewell to Cyprus               Our meeting host Alecos
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