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Science for Kids!

The new Finnish Core Curriculum emphasizes developing of thinking skills and learning through investigating real life phenomena. Good example of this were the Science Days held in Tampere-talo on Saturday. There was special program for children aged 7-10 years. Robots, planetarium, hands-on workshops and lot’s of fun discoveries! Available for

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Latest PISA results – Finnish response

OECD announced its latest PISA results few weeks ago. PISA is among the many international rankings, in which Finland has received excellent results, so naturally the latest results are of big interest both in Finland and in other countries. PISA assesses the learning outcome of students aged 15 in mathematics,

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School and the working life

“No man is an island.” We all belong to our local communities and to the global community as well. We at Learning Scoop try to regularly exercise our social responsibility and give our input for developing our own community as well as contributing to the global development. As an example

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World’s Best National Curriculum

Why to reform a well-functioning system? “Content of teaching, pedagogy and school practices should be reviewed and renewed in relation to the changes in the operating environment.” (Finland’s National Board of Education)  We have a new national core curriculum in Finland! Schools started to use the renewed curriculum in August

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Quality Education for All!

Last week I had the privilege of training Education experts from the Kingdom of Bahrain in cooperation with our partner Creative Council for Education. What surprises me – I know it should not! – is how easy it was for us to understand each other! The Bahraini experts told us

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Teacher Academy Finland

“You truly educate your children for life and yet get excellent results” said a bunch of Chinese teachers looking at me with their eyes sparkling. They had visited several Finnish schools and learned the principles behind Finnish education system – and they were deeply impressed. We didn’t understand what jewel

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Productive Learning in vocational education

Hear about the challenges and interim results of the Erasmus+ project PROVED introduced by Heike Borkenhagen PROVED (“Productive Learning in Vocational Education”) is a two years Erasmus+ project which is performed in Finland, Germany, Greece and Lithuania. The project’s aim is the transfer of Productive Learning from the field of

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To care, educate and council

On Thursday April 28th at 1 pm Bright Education for All! INEPS congress introduces one interesting workshop session by Simo Uusinoka and it is themed “To care, educate and council” (Häme University of Applied Sciences). What is it all about? Inclusive vocational school is something we try to promote in

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