Do you want to learn more about education in Finland?
For several years, there has been great interest towards Finnish education. Teachers, principals and other education experts from many countries have been intrigued about Finland’s excellent learning results in international learning comparisons, such as PISA. Not only has Finland managed to combine top learning results with a stress-free and child-centered approach, but Finland has also provided this quality education to all children equally.
The success of the Finnish education system has raised interest around the world. Many teachers, principals and education planners would like to know how this world-famous education system is implemented in practice. What do the Finns actually do to achieve such excellent learning results?
Education in Finland is the result of research-based pedagogy and innovative approach to teaching and learning. This combination supports the creation of excellent curricula and first-rate learning environments and processes.
The course gives participants an overview of Finnish education and its key characteristics. It explains the founding principles of one of the most successful education systems in the world. Learn more about the foundations of excellent learning results!
- The structure of Finnish education system and education in Finland
- Key principles of Finnish education:
- Equality and equity
- Highly educated teaching personnel
- Trust and high autonomy
- Based on scientific research
- ”Less is more”
- Learning for life
- Children’s happiness and wellbeing
- Collaboration instead of competition
- High quality of individual learning outcomes
- Real life videos and photos
Completion methods: video lectures (in total 40 mins), additional learning material, learning assignment
The course is offered as a self-study online course. The course is asynchronous and can be completed at the participant’s own pace during 30 days.
Duration: in total 5h
Target group: teachers, principals and education experts
Produced by: Learning Scoop
Course platform: Claned Online Learning Platform
Access to the course: 30 days
Recommended courses to combine with this course: B6 Educational Approaches in Finland – “Teach like Teachers in Finland!”, E1 The concept, purpose and mission of the Finnish early childhood education system (ECEC), S1 Introduction to Finnish STEAM education and P1 Positive parenting from Finland.
Teacher from Chile –
There are many ideas that can be applied, although the Finnish system is very far from our reality, it seems to me that we can implement the different ways that students have to learn and apply it in our classrooms and not have a single teaching-learning method. Giving teachers more freedom to implement their classes without the pressure of being constantly assessed and professional development is something we need to advance.
Ruth Mansueto –
Cornerstone of Finnish Education is very well organised. The clips are very informative and the video clips with the shared practices are very useful and provide the viewer with a very good idea of how things are organized in Finnish schools.
The video clips are to the point and very informative and also clear. Moreover the materials supplied are very useful and give a very good idea if the participants would like to do further research on the themes presented. I would recommend this course to my colleagues as it is very insightful.
José Luiz Amado –
I´m a brazilian teacher and teacher trainer who have been to Finland quite a few times since 2016 and now I’m living in Finland to experience the Finnish educational system in its truest form, being a student in teacher education in a masters programme at Tampere University.
I can say that the course ‘Cornerstones of Finnish Education’ presented by Learning Scoop provide an interesting and precise overview of 9 principles that project Finland’s learning community to the world as a successful model for the last 20 years.
The platform chosen to host the course is clean and easy to use. Some nice features are that you can pause the videos at any time and write comments about it and choose if you want them to be public or private. If you leave them public, there is room for sharing others’ ideas about one’s concerns or doubts, so you can build knowledge collectively. The videos posted are of short-medium length meaning that you can get information at a nice pace and with room for reflection from one video to another. Some videos also leave questions at the end for you to think and plan new ideas based on them.
A great asset of the videos is the chance we have to see actual recordings of classes to realize in practice what is said and written.
The course also comprises 2 texts with a more detailed description of the topics presented as well as references for those who want further development on the theme of Finnish education. Thanks to Learning Scoop for coming with such an important, clear and accessible material!