The ECF Insight Events on the Finnish education phenomenon are a great way to stay up to date with the latest insights and to interact with our experts.

ECF TALK online event gives you the opportunity to meet and discuss with our experts. The event starts with short introduction to the daily topic and continues with the interactive session.

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Next event: Entrepreneurship in Education, 3 May 2022

Entrepreneurship in Education

3 May 2022

Entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial mindset are something that can be both learned and taught.

Using the entrepreneurial approach is a method to activate students and to innovate their learning both as individuals and as members of a team in order to develop competences and skills for the 21st century.

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Previous Events

Collaborative teaching – Realising teacher teamwork in everyday school life

The Finnish co-teaching movement originally started with special education teachers entering classrooms to support students who struggle with learning. Today, co-teaching can be seen in many ways from primary to higher education. The outcomes are impressive in relation to time-on-task and student learning. Research shows that co-teaching improves teachers’ job satisfaction and supports professional learning.

6 April 2022

Designing Learning Environments that Serve the Future

In the Finnish educational approach, students are seen as active learners. Knowledge and skills are best constructed in collaboration. Learning takes place in interaction with others – peers, teachers, and other adults. All this puts learning environments in an important role to enable flexible and individualised learning arrangements: doing things alone and together, thinking, planning, and exploring. Well-designed learning environments form a pedagogically versatile setting to facilitate the flow of learning. 

10 November 2021

Phenomenon-based Learning

Preparing our children for their future is the main task of education. Everyone working with schools recognises that, but still, we quite commonly stick to educational traditions. Some of those traditions are not really designed for life in, say, the 2050’s, when today’s school children are at the summit of their lives as persons, parents and employees.

26 October 2021

What is a Finnish International School?

Have you ever wondered about Finnish education, and how you might be able to develop a new international school concept based around it? Are you in the process of considering establishing a new international school? There are plenty of things to keep in mind. Having an internationally experienced partner who has been through this many times would be a great addition. EduCluster Finland, are specialists in establishing international school operations, particularly Finnish International Schools, and we would love to tell you how we go about this.

31 August 2021

Project based learning & working life

We live in a modern world sustained and advanced through the successful completion of projects during our studies, work and freetime. Solving real-world issues that matter is important to us as adults—and it’s important to our students.

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

So, if we are to prepare students for success in life, we need to prepare them for a project-based world.

15 June 2021

Promoting Inclusive Learning

Inclusive education of students with diverse educational needs is one of the core global issues in education. Inclusive education aims at good quality education that responds to the individual needs of each and every student. In Finland, part of the success of the education system comes from the high level of individualization, and academic learning support provided to all students. Many of the effective inclusive teaching methods and strategies can well be applied in mainstream education as they appear to be part of any good teaching. A lot goes on in a Finnish classroom, but one thing stays constant: every student count.

26 May 2021 & 28 Sep 2021

Opening Windows on Finnish Education

The Finnish education system is globally well known for its ability to combine high academic performance while building students’ holistic wellbeing. It is based on successful realization of socio-constructivist theories of learning in action. Active student learning and collaboration leads to highly successful learning of both knowledge and skills. With the reflective approach taught early on the students are able to look at the past, the present, and the future.

22 April 2021

Entrepreneurship Training

Entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial mindset are something that can be learned. The components are creativity, ability to innovate, capabilities for risk management, ability to take responsibility, planning and setting goals, and managing activities to achieve these goals. As labour markets continue to experience rapid and often unpredictable change, entrepreneurial education has become a major area of interest in school development.

25 March 2021

Preparing for life through holistic learning

Preparing our children for their future is the main task of education. Everyone working with schools recognises that, but still, we quite commonly stick to educational traditions. Some of those traditions are not really designed for life in, say, the 2050’s, when today’s school children are at the summit of their lives as persons, parents and employees.

5 March 2021