Digital Teacher Training on
Finnish Education 2.0
What is Innovative Pedagogy and EdTech?
Smart Use of Smart Tech.
ALO Finland MOOC provides a peek into Finnish primary and preschools, teaching and learning environments via images, videos, text and webinars.
Finland has a new national curriculum and teachers are the ones, who put it into practice in varied and creative ways to enhance 21st century learning in their schools and classrooms.
EdTech is important in education, but only one part of it. However, technology is already a big part of our living environment and even more so in the future. Children need to learn to understand technology and to use it well, since IT skills are needed more and more at work and in life generally. How can we support this best at schools?
For the successful digitalization, an innovative pedagogy is needed to go hand in hand with the technology. And yet, there is so much more happening in Finnish schools than just innovations to go hand in hand with EdTech.
The course content:
Team teaching, environmental education, multi-disciplinary and phenomenal learning, gamification and coding are good examples of Finnish education 2.0. Innovative teaching and learning environments are considered important in the national curriculum and introduced in ALO Finland MOOCs.
Early learning and preschool education are part of Finnish children's learning journey and has a huge impact on great results in international testing such as PISA, Timms and Pirls.
”Technology won't be changing Education, but
the People who invent, create and use IT, can change the way we Learn.”
The Finnish Double Flip - Learners as Teachers
Coding is included in the new national curriculum and a good example of creative way to integrate technology into education.
The Finnish Double Flip was created to enhance pupils collaboration and introduce coding to schools. More than just learning how to code, 3rd year pupils learned how to teach the basics of coding to other pupils, teachers and even entrepreneurs. Within a year, they taught around 200 pupils the secrets of coding!
The Coding Ambassadors continue with improving their own coding skills and they are very enthusiastic with Robotics too. In fact, some of them came second in the Robotics competition in Finland.
- Learn about interesting and innovative practical experiments and pedagogy in Finnish preschools and primary education: coding, gamification, environmental education.
- Study your own school curriculum thoroughly and compare, benchmark with the Finnish curriculum. Are there similarities? Can Finnish way of teaching, learning and curriculum work in your country and school. Why/ why not and how?
- Learn to share, benchmark, learn from other teachers’ innovations in learning and teaching and collaborate in MOOC learners community.
- Practice positive peer assessment skills, emphasis on problem solving and solutions.
- Develop together! Share the good practices, also the mistakes that you made along the way. Failures can be great learning opportunities and there is rarely a straight route to success stories.
- Innovate! Create, explore and experiment in practice.
A free online certificate is provided after successful completion of the course. Also, a printed certificate can be purchased.
Licences to Learn:
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- MOOC learners receive a licence to learn, share and collaborate in the MOOC environment
- Coupons to ALO Finland MOOC can be arranged for bigger purchases
Creativity & Applied Knowledge
Where Theory meets Practice.
ALO Finland MOOC introduces how Finnish teachers implement the new national curriculum (2016) in schools, classrooms and other learning environments in Finland.
Finnish education brings great academic results whilst cultivating creativity and life-long learning. Knowledge, Imagination & Innovations - Only space is the limit. ALO Finland provides practical solutions to enhance 21st century learning, which can be benchmarked and further developed worldwide.
ALO Finland MOOC is aiming to be more than just content delivery and theory. Instead of just reading about the Finnish Education, teachers are encouraged to experiment with it. Through their own experiences, they can apply the knowledge into practice and learn from it more effectively.
It is crucial not to just copy Finnish teaching, but to find creative ways for similar experiments that fit with one's own students and school. Finnish pedagogical standards are discussed, compared with and customized to different schools, practices and curriculum by the teachers on the course.
Local to Global Learning
Cultivating Future Innovators Together Today.
Learning can happen Anywhere, Anytime and with Anyone with the help of technology. ALO Finland encourages teachers to experiment, share and learn together within schools and beyond. Great teachers learn with, from and for their students and continuously develop their profession.
Successful MOOCs become collaborative learners’ communities. Collaboration between the learners is the key.