Finnish Education in Practice: What, Why and How

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"The book’s greatest new contribution to knowledge is found in the testimonials of class teachers, special education teachers, principals, assistant principals and trainers and the detailed descriptions of pedagogies in action in the classroom. Finns are not educated for PISA results, but for life, and for this reason, Learning Scoop wants to share, through this book, the wisdom on What, Why and How to better educate learners for a better society in the future! I thus recommend this book to all readers from the four corners of the globe: students, parents, teachers, principals, experts in education, policy-makers and other stakeholders eager to get in a few hours, the main milestones of one of the most successful and joyful education systems in the world! Read the whole review: https://finlandeducationshop.fi/review-finnish-education-in-practice/ Dr. Mihaela-Viorica Rusitoru Director Centre of Scientific Excellence Group Actissia, Paris France"See other reviews

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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

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, 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

4 reviews for Finnish Education in Practice: What, Why and How

  1. Dr. Mihaela-Viorica Rusitoru

    The book’s greatest new contribution to knowledge is found in the testimonials of class teachers, special education teachers, principals, assistant principals and trainers and the detailed descriptions of pedagogies in action in the classroom.
    Finns are not educated for PISA results, but for life, and for this reason, Learning Scoop wants to share, through this book, the wisdom on What, Why and How to better educate learners for a better society in the future! I thus recommend this book to all readers from the four corners of the globe: students, parents, teachers, principals, experts in education, policy-makers and other stakeholders eager to get in a few hours, the main milestones of one of the most successful and joyful education systems in the world!
    Read the whole review: https://finlandeducationshop.fi/review-finnish-education-in-practice/

    Dr. Mihaela-Viorica Rusitoru
    Director Centre of Scientific Excellence Group Actissia, Paris France

  2. Ximena Durán, Mexico

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge about Finland’s Education system, and also not only on WHY changes are needed, or WHAT should change but also HOW to do so. May this book become a guide for more teachers and educators who are as well in this journey of making a difference. And hopefully some day all students around the world may have access to high-quality education and training, despite their social and financial background.

  3. Dr. Poornima Josyula

    Education – a word that has different meanings for every teacher/educator/school principal around the world. However, the underlying variables that remain constant are – ‘the student’, ‘the teacher’, ‘the parent’ (in that order).
    Finnish Education In Practice – What, Why, and How is a beautifully penned and detailed book which every teacher across the world must read. Every page thoughtfully explains how the Finnish Education keeps the above-mentioned variables as their core. I was amazed to learn how the student’s journey from their early years till their upper secondary years, teacher’s journey from a teacher to a leader and the parent’s journey from a parent to an active facilitator in ensuring their child’s growth – are part of their national curriculum and school practices. The entire concept of pedagogical leadership gave me a different perspective on how leadership in schools or in any educational sector can be looked at. But, reading it once is not enough. The knowledge one gains from this book is immense and deep that you will be tempted to read it again! My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all the authors of this book for sharing this with the entire world. More power to Finnish education leaders!!

    Dr. Poornima Josyula
    Global Finalist CENTA TPO 2020 | Secondary School Biology Educator | Mental Health Facilitator | Academic Mentor

  4. Tarcisio Zarb, Malta

    Learning-to-learn is far more important than the learning itself, because what you learn as you learn becomes an intrinsic process in the way you build your life, your cognitive way, and your same personality as well. There is no doubt that such a publication is worth a fortune for anyone involved, directly and indirectly in this important process, our lives as individuals as well as at the country level.

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