Climate Change and Global Environmental Education

  Last week most school children in Finland had ski holidays, but some days were so cold, that they had to stay more indoors than  do outdoor activities such as skiing, skating, walking on frozen sea among other fun and exciting things that you can enjoy during winter. It is supposed to stay cold and…

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Finnish Education – Hundred Years of Happiness?

 Finland celebrated 100 years of Independence on 6.12.2017.   All the beautiful buildings were lit up blue in Helsinki, 100 flags were lifted up in front of the President’s Castle and Fireworks went off with Finlandia Symphony by a famous Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius.   Has Finnish education always been a success? Has it been…

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Coding, Collaboration, Communication and Curriculum in Finland

ALO Finland

Integrating technology into education is a challenge in Finland and worldwide. The new national curriculum framework for primary education in Finland introduces information and communication technology (ICT), collaboration, self-expression and communication as important competences, which students should gain at school. Children are often regarded as information technology savvy, but their IT readiness can be very…

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Early Learning & Preschool Education – Child-centered & Playful Learning in Finland

Formal schooling in Finland does not begin until age 7 when children are ready and eager to learn. Childhood, play and playful learning are valued in Finnish education. There are no standardized testing or school inspectors continuously checking on the quality of teaching or the learning results. External inspection of teachers’ work and testing of students’ achievement…

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Environmental Education in Finland – The whole village as learning environment

ALO Finland Online Course  introduces environmental education and sustainable development in Finland. It’s not just about theory, but practical approach that comes with it. Teaching is very much applied knowledge and the course content offers plenty of different activities to promote environmental awareness and sustainable future. Teachers can read, learn and experiment with the best practices in…

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