LYFTA: IMMERSIVE LEARNING TO DELIVER THE CURRICULUM
WHAT IS LYFTA?
Lyfta is a computer, tablet and VR-based educational platform from Finland, where teachers and pupils can explore immersive, human-focused documentary stories from around the world, providing a powerful tool for delivering the curriculum.
Lyfta is used to help children understand issues and concepts which can be more abstract or harder to convey and is used for Social Emotional Learning, Sustainability Education and Global Citizenship.
Lyfta is adaptable for different age ranges, abilities and topic areas. It is great for teaching critical skills and values, as well as Literacy, Citizenship, Geography, Religious Education and Art.
Teach Global Awareness through interactive exploration of real 360-degree environments from around the world.
Nurture Empathy and Understanding for people from all walks of life, through powerful short documentaries.
Provide Hope and Aspiration through inspiring human stories, featuring a diverse array of people who have worked hard to overcome obstacles and succeed against the odds.
Share the Power of Community and Togetherness through real stories about teams and communities, as well as collaborative exercises and projects for pupils to work on.
See feedback from teachers and headteachers here.
PEDAGOGICAL EVALUATION: OUTSTANDING
Kokoa Standard, an independent Finnish Educational Standards Body, conducted a detailed evaluation process to assess the value of Lyfta as an educational resource and examine how effectively Lyfta supports learning.
Lyfta was judged to be an “outstanding” resource that represents high educational quality and is proven to promote learning efficiently. You can read the comprehensive full evaluation here or the summary here.
AWARDS & ACCLAIM
Lyfta was Finland's official nomination and winner of a Wolrd Summit Award in the Education and Learning category. Lyfta was also selected, two years in a row, by hundred.org as one of the top 100 inspiring innovations in education in the world and won the GES Award for Best Edtech company in Scandinavia.
COVERING NUMEROUS IMPORTANT THEMES
Lyfta is designed to make it easier for teachers to delve into complex themes and topics that can be difficult to introduce and teach.
It’s also a great way to teach about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are woven into all of our lesson, assembly and project plans.
Lyfta's learning resources include online self-assessments, which schools can use to track how pupils develop. Schools that have been using Lyfta in less culturally diverse parts of the UK and Finland have seen a positive change in pupils' attitudes towards people from different cultural backgrounds.
LYFTA IN SCOTLAND
Following a successful couple of years in English schools, we would like to reach out to Scottish educators and work together to align Lyfta with the Curriculum for Excellence.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please fill out the short form and a member of our team will be in touch.