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National Virtual Education conference in Finland

Published: Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The National Virtual Education conference in Finland was this year arranged for the 10th time. The Director General of The Finnish National Board of Education Mr Aulis Pitkälä opened the conference. His speech concentrated on national and international research results into the exploitation of ICT, which has not reached the desired level in Finland. He emphasised the point that in the near future, Finland has to concentrate on improving this exploitation as well as on teacher skills, usage of ICT in education and eMaterial. The international keynote speaker was Dr Anne Looney from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in Dublin.

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Published: Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Systemic Learning Solutions (SysTech) project promotes the learning and teaching of 21st century skills with the aid of Finnish educational know-how and technological learning solutions. The aim is to make systemic learning solutions an integral part of the Finnish education system as well as an essential part of Finnish education export. The goal is that systemic learning solutions are validated and implemented on a large scale into different educational systems.

Finland, systemic learning
Published: Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Tekes funded FINNABLE 2020 is a value network project that creates new learning ecosystems which enable people to learn regardless of time and place.  The main aim of the project is to create and develop technologically enabled practices that bring added value to learning and teaching and foster social practices that connect learners to global collaboration, promoting life-long learning.

Finland, learnng environment

Status of Learning Solutions Programme in Finland

Published: Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Learning Solutions Programme was launced by Tekes in 2011 to develop internationally competent learning solutions as well a new approaches and skills for modern learning and educational environments. The goal is to develop products and services that serve international markets, too. Learning Solutions is a partnership programme, the main partners being the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish National Board of Education, and the Future Learning Finland export programme launched by Finpro.

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Finland, partnership

International survey on educational leadership

Published: Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Finnish National Board of Education has subcontracted a wide international survey on the position of educational leaders and education in different countries. The survey was made by Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education of the University of Helsinki. In the survey information on leaderships models and practices were collected from the following countries or regions: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, France (Paris), Scotland, Russia (Saint Petersburg), Canada (Ontario), USA (New York City, Los Angeles), China (Shanghai), South Korea, Australia (state of Victoria) and New Zealand.

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Finland, school leadership

Innolukio to inspire upper secondary schools and students in Finland

Published: Thursday, 17 May 2012

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.

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creativity, Finland, innovation, platform

Major conference on ICT in Education takes place in Finland

Published: Monday, 23 April 2012

The Interactive Technology in Education (ITE) conference is the largest conference in Finland related to information and communication technology in educational use. The conference started in 1990 and took place this spring for the 23rd time. the conference was organised in the Hotel Aulanko in Hämeenlinna, Finland and was opened by the Minister of Education and Science Jukka Gustafsson. One of the keynote speakers was Professor Eric Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (presentation).

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conference, digital media, event, Finland

The History of Finnish educational reform

Published: Wednesday, 4 April 2012

"Finnish Lessons" is written by Pasi Sahlberg and recounts the history of Finnish educational reform and describes how the Finnish strategy and tactics differ from those of the global educational reform movement and of the North American reforms in particular.This book also addresses the role of teachers as well as the links between education reform and other sectors of society, and how smart education policies serve to raise a nation's prosperity and reduce poverty.

Rather than proposing that other nations follow in Finland's path, Finnish Lessons documents how Finland achieved success without going through the arduous and controversial process of implementing competition, school choice, and test-based accountability.

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Finland, policy, reform
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