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Best Practices Benchmarking Course & Study Visit

Benchmarking courses & Study visits
Do you really want to understand the Finnish, Swedish and Estonian education system?  These courses will teach you how the different education systems operate at all levels and how they assure equality in excellent education outcomes.

The Finnish, Swedish and Estonian education systems have been proven to be one of the best in the world, scoring consistently at the top of different international studies (PISA, The UN Education Index, etc.). We get many requests from international teachers, head teachers, principals, experts, advisers, and policy makers to gain a deeper insight in the secrets behind the success of the Finnish, Estonian and Swedish education system. With our courses that are fully tailored to your needs, we also give you a chance to discover, discuss, share knowledge, exchange ideas and experience the everyday school life by meeting and observing experts, teachers and pupils. 

Main topics of our courses (K12 education):


· Innovation: school development plans, curriculum change, ICT & digitization, and standing structures of innovation. 

· Student in the center:  support system & supportive methods, integration of special needs students, talent development and adaptive and personalized learning.

· Teacher in the center: collaboration and self-governing teams, evaluating, coaching and mentoring, learning to let go, working with immigrants, in-service training and class management.

· Internationalization and collaboration: European dimension, immigration context, collaborative projects, and student exchange.

· Educational leadership and management: supportive school policy plans, good parent-school dialogue, and co-creative leadership.


The methodology of our courses


· Information. A general introduction on each of the topics.

· Observation. Observe teaching, studying, and learning processes in classrooms in small groups or individually. (School visits depend on own interests and availability)

· Sharing. Share experiences and expertise on the different topics in workshops.

· Creating output. Working individually and in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school.  

Interested? Don´t hesitate to contact us for more info and check out the next available course. 


Possible choices to attend one of our structured courses about the Finnish Education System.

Spring courses 2023


Sunday, March 5 till Thursday, March 9 OR Saturday, March 11 Confirmed

Sunday, April 16 till Thursday, April 20 OR Saturday, April 22 Confirmed

Sunday, May 7 till Thursday, May 11 OR Saturday, May 13 Confirmed

Sunday, May 14 till Thursday, May 18 or Saturday, May 20 Confirmed

Summer courses 2023 (no school visits)


Sunday, July 23 till Thursday, July 27 Confirmed


Autumn courses 2023


Sunday, August 20 till Thursday, August 24 Confirmed

Sunday, October 1 till Thursday, October 5 OR Saturday, October 7 Confirmed

Sunday, October 29 till Thursday, November 2 OR Saturday, November 4

Sunday, November 5 till Thursday, November 9 OR Saturday, November 11


NOTE: A course could be 5 or 7 days. We offer 5 days in Helsinki OR 5 days Helsinki + 2 days Tallinn as an option in the 7-day courses.

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