DATES & LOCATIONS

12-16 September 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

12-16 September 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

CONFIRMED
06-10 March 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

06-10 March 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

CONFIRMED
11-15 September 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

11-15 September 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

04-08 December 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

04-08 December 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

25-29 March 2024 - Helsinki, Finland

25-29 March 2024 - Helsinki, Finland

09-13 September 2024 - Helsinki, Finland

09-13 September 2024 - Helsinki, Finland

02-06 December 2024 - Helsinki, Finland

02-06 December 2024 - Helsinki, Finland


CONTENT

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:

- Presentations

- Questioning & Answering & Discussing

- Brainstorming

- Observation

- Case Studies

- Interviewing specialists

Target Group:

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

Preparation:

Before the course,

- A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds, and training will be completed by participants.

- They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.

Validation:

- A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

- A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.

DAILY SCHEDULE

1st Day

Ice-breaking activities and introduction of the course program

Getting to know each other – Presentation of participants (a five-minute presentation)

Introducing Observation sheets and personal 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 whatever you are interested in.

3rd Day

Trip to Tallinn

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

 

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

Coaching for Teaching and Learning

- The role of coaching

- Teachers’ learning and students’ learning

- Recognising the core tensions in developing teacher

Discussing dissemination strategies.

5th day

Presentation of learning portfolios (What have we learned?)

Overview of the course program

Evaluation of the course program

Filling the feedback forms

Europass Mobility Certificate, Participation Certificate