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Next Event: ECF School Concept – Establishing a Finnish International School; 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
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 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.