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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.  

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

Summer course 2024 (NO school visits)

Sunday, July 7 till Thursday, July 11 or Saturday, July 13  Confirmed

Autumn courses 2024

Sunday, August 25 till Thursday, August 29  Confirmed

Sunday, October 6 till Thursday, October 10 OR Saturday, October 12  Confirmed

Sunday, October 27 till Thursday, October 31 or Saturday, November 2 Confirmed

Sunday, November 3 till Thursday, November 7 or Saturday, November 9

Spring courses 2025

Sunday, February 23 till Thursday, March 1

Sunday, March 2 till Thursday, March 6 OR Saturday, March 8

Sunday, April 13 till Thursday, April 17

Sunday, April 27 till Thursday, May 1

Sunday, May 4 till Thursday, May 8 OR Saturday, May 10

Sunday, May 11 till Thursday, May 15 OR Saturday, May 17

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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