The Secret of Finnish Education: Phenomenon-Based Learning - Helsinki

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Course Description

Finnish PISA results in recent years have put the Finnish Education System in the limelight and raised worldwide interest. Researchers started to visit Finnish universities and other educational institutions looking for answers to what was considered the “Finnish miracle”.

How did education in Finland move from being close to international averages to ranking at the top in international testing exams? What’s the secret behind the success of the Finnish education system?

One of the elements that played a major role in the turnaround of the Finnish Education System is the Finnish brand, peruskoulu, or the 9-year comprehensive basic school, and the holistic approach, or phenomenon-based learning (PhBL), the motto of which is “less is more”.

This course will offer participants an insight into PhBL in Finland, and the educational approaches and techniques accompanying this approach. Participants will learn how to plan and assess phenomenon-based tasks and projects by using planning and assessment tools.

Through the analysis of different case studies of phenomenon-based lessons, participants will be able to identify and observe the elements behind the scene and the pillars of PhBL.

Teachers will explore the concept and importance of teaching with joy and positivity, looking closely at Finnish school scenarios, and will participate actively in a group discussion about the trends of future education in Finland, and not only.

By the end of the course, participants will have gained a thorough understanding of phenomenon-based learning in Finland; they will, therefore, be equipped with valuable ideas and approaches for teaching Finland-style, that is, in a motivating and engaging way.

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Europass Teacher Academy - Finland
Helsinki, Finland

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Upcoming sessions

25.09.2023 > 30.09.2023
23.10.2023 > 28.10.2023
27.11.2023 > 02.12.2023

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