Educational Approaches in Finland online course gives you insight how to teach like teachers in Finland!
Educational Approaches in Finland is an online, self-paced and quiz-based introductory course. The course offers you the best practical tips from Finland, and you will be guided through the basics of education and teaching. You will learn about what education is for, in a nutshell, and what teachers need in order to perform well and do good in this world of teaching.
You will receive a course certificate upon completion of quizzes and submission of an end-of-course form!
Goal: To learn more about education in Finland and about the basics of teaching, to understand educational philosophy, classroom management and lesson plans, and to be introduced to Education for Sustainable Development.
- feel more confident about teaching.
- understand the basics of Education for Sustainable Development.
- understand best teaching practices from Finland.
- are able to apply new techniques to use in your own teaching.
- understand how to decrease your own and students’ eco-anxiety and how to turn it into motivation and willingness to act.
- learn to foster inner motivation through new ideas and values for appreciating teachers’ work.
- are ready to start positive pedagogy e.g. strength-based feedback.
The course includes:
- Access to our online learning platform (for 30 days)
- Certificate upon completion of quizzes (with a result of at least 80 % correct answers)
- Reading materials
- Access to EduGems’ Teacher Community
The producer of this course, EduGems, is an online Learning Academy from Finland, bringing you the world’s top pedagogical expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Completion methods: online and self-paced, videos and reading materials, online quizzes to answer and submit
Duration: approx. 8-10 hours
Target group: For pre-primary and primary teachers without much experience and training, and for anyone interested in understanding the Finnish way of teaching/learning.
Produced by: EduGems Finland
Access to the course: 30 days
Recommended courses to combine with this course: B1 Cornerstones of Finnish education, B2 Motivating students, S1 Introduction to Finnish STEAM education and S8 Teacher’s ESD Training
Karla Soto, Chemistry Teacher from Chile –
I consider the topic very interesting, especially for teachers outside of Finland. It is a great opportunity to get introduced to the teaching and learning practices used in this country that has gained the recognition of having the best education in the world through a model that is centred in students well-being instead of performance. I believe that to be remarkable and I can’t wait to learn more about it!”
I found this course to be a good introduction to what is like to be a teacher in Finland. I really like the first part about finding joy in being a teacher, this is something we, as teachers, need to connect with more often.
Ivan Dorjee Lepcha –
I shall adopt all the best practices I have seen and read about. I am sure I have become a better teacher after doing this course.
Ivan Dorjee Lepcha
Physics and STEM Head
Paljor Namgyal Girls’
Gangtok, Sikkim, IndiaSchool
Feedback from the participants –
“I can use the techniques that I learned from this course in upcoming project that we are resuming in schools after pandemic.”
“I will apply the ideas of Positive Pedagogy in my teaching practice, and also give students the opportunity to decide on their evaluation, at least more often.”
“I will contribute what I have learnt from this course to my collegue and my students.”
“The book shared in this course is an excellent tool for us teachers! Thank you!”
Alpa Toprani, Apple Green Private School, Oman –
Thinking positively we can be instrumental in sowing the seed in the child’s minds of the impact of wicked problems that we are facing at a global level and even at root level we can bring about sustainable changes in our everyday life . Much damage is done but it’s never too late to reverse the impact.
I will ask students to learn more from their natural surroundings. The importance of nature should be introduced in all elements of a lesson . patterns in leaves , warmth of the sun , healing power of a cool breeze , the possibilities are endless.
Apple Green Private School, Oman –
It was wonderful to come together as a team and work towards sustainable goals that would impact the children’s learning and help them be informed of the global effects of sustainable goals.
Nadia Sultan, Pakistan, Govt Girls Degree College Lachi, Lecturer. –
It was my first ever introduction to Finnish school system through EduGems. It was very informative, innovative and It has very new approaches which can make the classroom more interactive and student-centered.
Some Danish, Afghanistan, Ministry of Education, teacher –
This program will give others the idea for change and sustainability in teaching process.
Hilda Bisona sama, Cameroonian teaching in Thailand/Phannawuttajarn school, English and homeroom teacher. –
Education for sustainable management should be every 21sr century teacher’s goal. The more knowledgeable all teachers are in this aspect, the better it will be for our students and the world at large.
Vanessa Gudiño, Venezuela. IE. San Miguel. Language Teacher –
I think it is worth teaching the way Finnish people do it!
ROLAND GIBA BABILA / CAMEROON/ MARIEPHITHAK PHANGKHON SCHOOL, SAKON NAKHON, THAILAND/ TEACHER –
I am going to change my style of teaching. My lessons are going to be designed differently. I am going to use more encouraging words while working with the students.
I have learnt a lot from this course and feel if all teachers go through this course they will enjoy what they do and we will transform the educational landscape in our country or the world.
Leena Aho – Teacher –
”There are things we take for granted but education should not be one of them nor should the thinking “once a teacher, always a teacher” mold our thinking. Cultures vary so much and so does education in different parts of the world that we need to understand that we actually are members of a global village with the same needs of good education that reaches its goals. I think this course is a very good tool towards that.”
Gladys Toledo – Teacher –
“Completely satisfied with this learning, specially the transversal competences that is the key for solving educational limits in finding solutions to many of our Planet’s struggles. Education is the basis, but education with the right way to learn. Learn in process is my goal now.”
Natalia Ursu – Teacher –
”I have discovered crucial facts about education!”