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EduCare – Holistic Approach to Education in Finland

One of the greatest innovations in Finnish education is free and nutritious school lunches. In fact, in 1948, Finland became the first country to require all primary schools to serve pupils a free daily hot meal. If kids don’t eat properly, they can not concentrate well on their school work. Furthermore, school lunches provide many great…

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Finnish Education 2.0 online – What, why and how?

MOOC

  A brief introduction to what Finnish education 2.0 is and how and why educators can learn more about it online. Hope you find the presentation inspiring!   ALO Finland – Finnish Education 2.0 from ALO Finland   You can find more information about the courses and also join them here: ALO Finland online courses…

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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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