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With small steps and together

This year I have been privileged to meet educational people all around the world. The story and practises of Finnish education are often rather far from the reality of the other countries. For example, the importance of play, respect of individual child, co-operation instead of competition, real life connection of

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Future in Education – EGK Conference in Turkey

Greetings from Turkey! Elina Harju from Learning Scoop was invited as a presentator and panelist to join EGK Conference “Future in Education” in Istanbul among other Finnish professional ladies working the field of education. Also Global Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalist Ms. Maarit Rossi Paths to Math – Math Learning

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Learning goes forest

Sometimes we are asked “how many forest do you have?” Well, one. A bit exaggerated the whole Finland is actually one big forest with lakes and some houses here and there. Even in cities, forest and nature are normally not that far away. So, it is no wonder that our

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Take care of the parents, too

Before our new national core curriculum was put into practice, it took two years from municipalities and schools to get familiar with it, plan and get ready. One part of the work was to share the ideas of the new curriculum with parents and have their ideas as well. Our

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Video greetings from South Korea

I had a pleasure to spend a week in South Korea. I attended a seminar with 300 participants and held training sessions about Finnish education system, playful learning and early childhood education for educationalists in South Korea. We were also invited to local schools to work with teachers from primary

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Greetings from Vietnam educational roadshow

Busy training days, hot and humid weather, super delicious food and happy people! During their stay in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, experts sent by Learning Scoop Elina Harju and Jukka Miettunen have held training session on various themes such as Activating teaching methods, Differentiation of content based teaching

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To be independent and capable

Last week we had interesting discussions about the goals of education. During tailor-made Study Tour our guests from Dubai were surprised to see how independently even our small pupils act in dining hall or were studying in a different room without teachers´ constant attention. They were surprised to hear that

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Ideas born in international winds

This year I have been privileged in many occasions to talk with people from many different countries. First at Lapland International Forum for Education (LIFE2017) in Rovaniemi, where we also had a workshop on Pedagogical Leadership – Empowering School Community. Last few days I have had pleasure to be part

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