Finnish Education in Practice: What, Why and How

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The book Finnish Education in Practice What, Why and How is a practice-oriented publication of Finnish education for teachers, principals and other educators, but also for parents.

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?

This book is a practice-oriented insight into Finnish education. It combines the overall description of key topics of education in Finland (what), the rationale behind the typical features of Finnish education (why) as well as practical examples of how these undertakings are implemented in everyday schoolwork (how).

The book includes several practice-oriented case examples that describe multiple practical applications of the leading ideas and objectives in Finnish education. The case examples are written by experienced Finnish education experts: class teachers, subject teachers, special education teachers, principals, teacher trainers and educators. Each professional who contributed to this project has years of work experience and practical knowledge of the themes they address in this book. This fact makes the book particularly relevant to the audience looking for authentic first-hand information about how the discussed matters work in a real-life education context.

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Table of Contents

1. The cornerstones of Finnish education
2.   The new Finnish national core curriculum: from why to how
2.1. Designing lessons in Finland
2.2. Activating methods in classroom
2.3. Phenomenon-based learning in Finnish education
2.4. Steam enables cross-curriculum work and co-operation between teachers
2.5. Reinforcing students’ involvement and participation

3. Educational support in the Finnish way
3.1. General support: the first response to a pupil’s need for individual support
3.2. Flexible basic education – the Finnish way of regaining the lost school motivation
3.3. Special support and education arranged by activity areas

4.  Finnish pedagogical leadership
4.1. What are good principals made of?
4.2. Developing positive, constructive operational culture at school
4.3. Shared leadership and team organization in Finnish schools

5. Finnish early childhood education as a foundation for the life-long learning path
5.1. Educating the whole child: getting the balance right
5.2. Partnership with families in early childhood education
5.3. Child’s individual early childhood education and care (ECEC) plan: navigating the road ahead
5.4. Child’s space: let’s have a learning environment makeover!

6. What should parents know about their child’s learning – a Finnish perspective

7. Epilogue: the future of education

Publication date: 3 May 2021

Published by Kite Group

Specifications: 245 x 168mm | 184 pgs | Paperback

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Recommended products to combine with this product: B1 Cornerstones of Finnish education, E1 The concept, purpose and mission of the Finnish early childhood education system (ECEC), B6 Educational Approaches in Finland – “Teach like Teachers in Finland!”, Teaching and Learning 21st Century Skills – online webinar, Basic Education (K-9) Study Tour, Visit a Finnish School – a virtual study visit, Early Childhood Education and Care Study Tour and Phenomenal Learning from Finland.

Additional information

Weight 0.41 kg
Dimensions 17 × 24.5 × 1.3 cm


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