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The Scoop on Finland

It is our pure delight to share this fantastic blog done by two Principal Study Tour participants during last week´s study tour.  The aim was to explore the aspects of school administration including pedagogical leadership and a learner-centered approach, school finance and human resources, collaboration with stakeholders, counseling and student welfare

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Teachers look in-depth at Finnish education system

Our customers know it best! “Collaboration instead of competition” and “learning is for life” were recurrent themes mentioned during a week-long study tour in Tampere, Finland. The Finns do not believe in teaching for a test. How to follow student´s natural path of development? For example this kind of findings

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Green Trail – Let the Finnish nature surprise you!

Our home town Tampere is situated between two big lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, which makes the location just perfect. The city itself is a great master piece of Mother Nature. Recreational activities, tranquil coves for swimming, places for barbequing, playgrounds and nature trails are just stone´s throw away from city center. 

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We enable meaningful learning

Basic Education (K-9) Study Tour and Principal Study Tour kicked off the Autumn semester 2018. Team Learning Scoop had the privilege to encounter enthusiastic and skilled educators from Abu Dhabi, Australia, Malta, New Zealand and USA. Basic Education group focused on getting to know cornerstones of Finnish education: Finnish Education system

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Forest – promoting well-being of children and adults

Nature, particularly the forest, is an important part of the early childhood education environment. The forest promotes overall well-being in both adults and children. The mind becomes peaceful and relaxes in the forest, and heart rate, blood pressure and stress are reduced. Studies indicate that positive effects occur already within

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Shared passion – the best passion

Last week we were privileged to have Basic Education (K-9) Study Tour participants in Finland with us to explore the miracle around Finnish education success story. All the talented teachers and educators were passionate about developing their school communities, every day lessons and themselves as teachers. Many of them were

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SPARK Ignites Finland

Finland. As a word, and as a nation, it has become synonymous with innovative education and non-traditional teaching practice. What better place to visit when designing a blended learning high school model? SPARK Schools is a growing network of affordable schools in South Africa with a vision to lead global

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Survey reveals teachers’ challenges and suggestions

Last month Team Learning Scoop had a great chance to participate International Edu Conference in Malta.  While being in Malta our experts Johanna Järvinen-Taubert and Kaisa Tuomarla conducted an online survey about challenges facing teachers in their daily work. This great article is written by Mr. Kenneth Vella, Headmaster of Mater

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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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