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09.09.2019 - 13.09.2019 Helsinki, FINLAND

09.09.2019 - 13.09.2019 Helsinki, FINLAND

(Confirmed)(Done)
20.01.2020 - 24.01.2020 Helsinki, FINLAND

20.01.2020 - 24.01.2020 Helsinki, FINLAND

(Confirmed)
06.04.2020 - 10.04.2020 Helsinki, FINLAND

06.04.2020 - 10.04.2020 Helsinki, FINLAND

(Confirmed)
19.10.2020 - 23.10.2020 Helsinki, FINLAND

19.10.2020 - 23.10.2020 Helsinki, FINLAND

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BENCHMARKING EDUCATION IN FINLAND & ESTONIA

This course is a kind of teacher training course which aims to observe the Education System in Finland and try the understand the hallmarks of the success they gain.

It is a well known reality that Finnish education is of high quality. The goal is for everyone to have an equal opportunity to receive high quality education and to grow up to become active citizens.

You can read a lot about the Finnish Schools, their success and the important points in their Education System. Our main aim for that course is to enable our participants to learn about the Finnish education system, experience it during the school visits, class observations and to bring the best practices to their home countries.

Learning Outcomes:

All the participants will:

  • Have a vision on school system and its quality elements in Finland (and Estonia – optional)
  • Visit Finnish schools, have a chance to meet the teachers and the students and observe their teaching and learning environments.
  • Have information on quality plan, inclusion, didactical approaches, special needs education and ICT integration in the Finnish (and Estonian) school systems.
  • Discus the hallmarks of the education system in Finland (and Estonia) with teacher and management staff.

Objectives of the Course:

  • Understanding the main factors of the Finnish Education System’s Success
  • Comparing the education system of your country with the Fin nish Education System
  • Building Learning Portfolios and focusing on the most important points
  • Experiencing the real life environment in Finnish School
  • Observing classes and learning by living

Methodology:

  • Presetations
  • Questioning & Answering & Discussing
  • Brainstorming
  • Observation
  • Case Studies
  • Interviewing specialists

Target Group

  • Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

Preparation

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • The participants will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own school policies and education systems.

Validation

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participants demand, as well..

DAILY PROGRAM:

1st Day

  • Registration Introduction to Programme
  • Building your Learning Portfolio
  • Preparation for Educational visits to schools
  • Introducing Observation sheets and personel report forms
  • “Contexts4Content”: Images of Finnish Society
  • Education System in Finland. General overview
  • Specific aspects of the Education System in Finland

 

2nd Day

  • Arriving to school and short welcoming words and some basic information about the school
  • A tour around the school led by some older students
  • Visiting classes
  • Visiting class, some examples of different drama activities together with the children.
  • Questioning and answering what ever you are interested in.

3rd Day

  • Trip to Talinn
  • Arrive to school
  • Meet the teachers
  • Visit the classes
  • Talk to Counsellor on the Students’ Coaching in Estonian Schools
  • Educational organization and management of learning in Estonian Schools
  • Small tour in Talinn

4th day

  • What are the school development plans, curriculum reform in Finnish Education System
  • Educational organization and management of learning
  • Student in the center.
  • Finnish School Policies
  • How to improve social skill at school

5th day

  • Coaching for Teaching and Learning
    • the role of coaching
    • Teachers’ learning and students’ learning
    • Recognising the core tensions in developing teacher
  • Discussing dissemination strategies.
  • Presentation of learning portfolios (What have we learned?)
  • Evaluation
  • Certificates and Feedback