Finnish Core Curriculum
The Finnish National Primary Curriculum is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 6-12 years olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and personal learning.
Inquiry is the engine of individual growth (academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual) and international mindedness. The Finnish Core Curriculum focuses on student learning, using a concept based inquiry approach. Students continually reflect on their learning in relation to what is happening inside and outside the classroom. Their learning is linked to the issues and experiences that happen in the world around them.
Comprehensive and Holistic
A key academic strength of the Finnish Core Curriculum is its basis in research into how children’s brains process and learn. Each unit of work is structured around a cycle of learning that is designed to actively engage students from the outset, involve them in sharing their existing knowledge, empower them to explore new things, and make them excited about drawing together their discoveries into creative exhibitions, performances, or activities.
FIS method of learning emphasizes a holistic approach which covers cognitive, social, emotional and behavioral development in a child. Every child is gifted with unique talents and intelligence.
Our curriculum focuses on experiential, exploration and self-discovery that supports the child to grow and develop at their own pace.
Children basically learn from games, activities and self-exploration. The Finnish Core Curriculum designs the curriculum based on children’s development principle. The system incorporates songs and rhymes, role-play activities, learning aids operation and most important, we apply “learning by doing” into the Finnish Curriculum
Elegant Curricula Design
Involving children in shaping the curriculum helps them realize that they are thinkers, information seekers, problem solvers, and risk takers. They ask questions and feel at ease exploring ideas and materials that lead to the discovery of connections and relationships, as well as to the comparison, analysis, and synthesis of information.
The art teacher might also help students plan and problem solve or encourage them to look at pictures and models for more detail. Throughout their study of the night sky, children engage in dialogue as they plan and work with materials. This presents an opportunity for teachers to observe expressive and receptive language skills and to help children develop further in these areas.
Children are naturally curious about the world around them and about themselves and others. Teachers support their learning and facilitate their progress in all developmental domains. For example, children’s curiosity about the night sky might be a jumping off point for teachers to help students develop literacy skills as they read and discuss books about the stars and planets
The Finnish Core Curriculum ensures a globally comprehensive curriculum with an in depth understanding within the local context. It assists students to develop their knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding in learning environments beyond simply the classroom.
In addition to academics, our academic programme intergrated into our character building curriculum is designed to nurture essential values and attitudes like resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability. both with respect to rigorous academic learning and to their child’s growth in areas such as resilience, adaptability, respect for others, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication.
Take Charge of Your Studies
The curriculum focuses on nurturing the students’ academic, social and emotional well-being. It encourages students to develop independence and take responsibility for their own learning, as well as strive to understand their role in the local and global context. All teachers work together to design and implement an authentically integrated curriculum wherever possible.
We believe that education must extend beyond the intellectual to include not only socially responsible attitudes but also thoughtful and appropriate action. Student-initiated action is an important component of the Primary Years Programme. The term ‘student-initiated action’ describes action that a student has done by choice without any prompting or direct instruction by an adult.
Unique Multiple Assessment Methods
Children are able to assess their skills using the Finnish Core Curriculum rubrics, challenging themselves to achieve greater mastery, and it is a delight to see them take this personal ownership of their own learning.
There are many different ways to gather information to create a good and versatile picture of the skills and performance of a child. The competent assessment is based on high quality standards and facts. The proficient assessment guarantees the constant development
Students also reflect and evaluate their own and others’ work. Assessment includes performance assessments, observations, process-focused assessments, selected responses and open-ended tasks. The students are involved in developing the criteria for assessment in partnership with the teacher.
This helps students to understand and to be aware of the important aspects of their learning and to become independent learners.