Finland is highly regarded for its education system with students who achieve well on exam results despite their students starting school at an older age, spending less time at school and having zero focus on standardised testing. Each year the Ministry of Education celebrates with Helsinki Education Week where a number of face-to-face and since Covid-19 also virtual events are held. This year you can go on a virtual school tour or engage in workshops and discussion panels about topics such as:
The missing dimension to Early Childhood Education
Diversity in Children’s Literature
Smashing Classroom Walls through Virtual Events
Develop Activities for Fighting Climate Change.
On Tuesday night at 8.00 pm you could also join Derek and I as we host a panel discussion with three Finnish Principals about what it is like to lead a school in Finland.
And on Wednesday night 7:30 pm-8:30 pm we will host a panel discussion where we again speak to Finnish teachers about what learning looks like for their students. Last year this was the most highly attended event on the HEL week calendar.
To register for any of the HEL week events go to this website: https://helsinkieducationweek.com/en/events
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