Non scholae sed vitae

All learning starts from the students. As teachers, it’s necessary for us to know how to maximize learning in school. For that we need the knowledge of different learning styles, teaching methods and learning environments. Studies show that students learn better when they enjoy their time at school. Friendly, trustful

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Full STEAM ahead!

As You may know Finnish teacher education produces two different kind of teachers for the basic education. Subject teachers mostly work at lower secondary schools teaching students aged 13-16 year old and class teachers who teach at primary schools where students are 7-12 years old. Both have Master´s degree and

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Study Tours – connecting people

Study Tour offers a clear picture of Finnish school system, curriculum and teaching methods in real action. I’ve found three terms to describe this experience; professional, organized and honest. Professionality appears in the way these tours are held. All the trainers and hosts are clearly highly educated and well prepared.

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Malta calling!

Learning Scoop experts Johanna Järvinen-Taubert and Kaisa Tuomarla are heading to Malta to held workshops for Maltese educators there. Regarding to that they were asked to provide some background information for Maltese media. Here are some of their answers: 1. What is the secret of the success in Finnish education?

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”Finland is a Hobbyland. Everyone has a hobby”, said one of our foreign friends recently. Yes, hobbies are valued by the Ministry of Education, by employers, homes and friends. Also, adults have hobbies. Having hobbies is normal. The Ministry of Education set last year a workgroup to investigate the hobbies

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Innovation Institute: Focusing on the Finnish Line – Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

The 5th annual Pine Crest School Innovation Institute Conference will be taking place in April 15th – 16th 2018 in Florida, USA. Learning Scoop Experts Elina Harju and Johanna Järvinen-Taubert as Keynote Speakers will be sharing our knowledge regarding The Finnish school system and teaching practices. Participants will learn from

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