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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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Learn from Finnish Education 2.0 Online

Always wanted to learn about Finnish education, but it’s too expensive and time-consuming to fly all the way to Finland? ALO Finland Digital teacher training courses introduce Finnish education and allow teachers to visit primary schools in Finland via photos, videos and text. Read and learn from research based pedagogy, the latest changes in the curriculum…

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Imagination, Creativity, Curiosity, Innovation, Education

Why do they say only sky is the limit, when a man can walk in the moon…  Why are creativity and curiosity so important? Why we should not just concentrate on academic subjects and good test results in schools? Because with knowledge we need to have creative and innovative minds, that can imagine and create…

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