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Published: Thursday, 17 May 2012
Innolukio to inspire upper secondary schools and students in Finland

This week the Innolukio project was launched which is targeted to all Finnish upper secondary school students. Innolukio is a learning platform that aims to increase interactivity, create connections between students, enterprises and universities and to exploit students´ creativity as a national resource. The project also works as an accelerator in developing upper secondary schools and raising their profile.

Published: Monday, 7 May 2012
EFQUEL Innovation Forum website

The organisers of the EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2012 which is taking place in Granada on 5-7 September have extended their call for papers to 31 May. This forum focuses on the following questions:  how can we turn our traditional educational institutions into (r)evolutionary leading organisations? and how can innovation be stimulated? At the same time the conference will observe and analyse how open innovation can be used to transform today's educational institutions. Find out more from the conference website.

Published: Monday, 30 January 2012
Finnish video

Finland's innovative approach to special needs is summarised in a short video available now on Edutopia. Early intervention and sustained individual support for every student are keys to educating the whole child in Finnish schools.Teachers explain their approach which includes obligatory weekly meetings for all teachers, an extensive student welfare service and as early intervention as possible. Key concerns and drivers of the Finnish system are equity and quality.

Published: Friday, 20 January 2012
Global conference on Technology, Funding policies and Teacher Education

In almost every conversation on education reform these days, Finland's education system inevitably comes up. "Finlandophilia," as one reporter called it, is growing because of the country's top-ranking status on international tests, among other measures, and because this success comes through very different policies and practices than those that are the norm in the United States. A conference held at Stanford University on 17-18 January brought together academic and policy experts from the United States and Finland to identify effective policy and practice approaches to create high quality education for all learners.

Published: Thursday, 19 January 2012
Future Classroom Lab Corridoor

Future teaching and learning with innovative use of ICT was the focus of discussion during the official opening of the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels this week. This lab has been created by European Schoolnet with its supporting 30 ministries and industry partners to help visualise how conventional classrooms and other learning spaces can be easily reorganised to support changing styles of teaching and learning. The official opening of the lab was performed by Jan De Craemer, Vice Chair of the European Schoolnet Steering Committee. Read more on the Future Classroom Lab website

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2011
EACEA publishes supplement on Education and Training Projects

This supplement takes a closer look at several EU projects in the education and training fields. It includes an insight into how senior EACEA staff view their role in relation to project support and how they plan to further streamline this in the future.

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2011
School 3.1 - sharing good practices of collaborative media in education in Finland

The Finnish National Board of Education is financing a new project which is continuing the work of a previous, School 3.0 project´s work. In this new School 3.1 project partners are testing new collaborative media and technologies in basic education and upper secondary schools.

Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Mindmap where you can enter your own initiative

Claudio Dondi, President of Scienter launched a major global Learning School Initiative during the EFQUEL Forum in Oeiras, Portugal on Friday 16 September. This Initiative calls for a federated, worldwide effort to make schools fit for the future.

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