Finland’s success is a result of finding its own way of change rather than doing more of the same.
Engaged students who take charge of their own learning, and are inspired and coached by enthusiastic, motivated teachers. Educators who are able to stimulate their pupils’ curiosity, making them see why what they are learning will be valuable to them. Pupils who take initiative in planning, directing, and evaluating their own learning process, collaborating with their peers, solving problems and steering projects through teamwork.
There are no national tests for pupils in basic education. Instead teachers are responsible for the assessment in their respective subjects on the basis of the objectives written into the national core curriculum.How Finland Became The Best?
When in class, we don’t only make children sit quietly and memorise information. For children ages 5-7, the most effective way to learn is through instructed play and activity. We apply age-appropriate ways of teaching, make learning interesting and support their life-long passion to learn.
When we assess the students, we don’t do it because we want to test them to compare with others. To us assessment is a collaborative process to enhance learning. We don’t believe in standardized testing, we don’t want to make our students study just for the tests. We want our children to learn for life.
A Mind Liberator
When we think of the school path of our students, we don’t think our influence ends when they leave our school. We will have equipped them with skills to learn throughout their life. Children are responsible for their own learning, but our job is to encourage and motivate them to realize their full potential – through the joy of learning.