Finnish education days 13.-14.9.2021

Thank you for joining us online for two days of inspiring discussions and presentations on education!

During the two day event, we covered topics such as

  • well-being and learning
  • digitalisation in education
  • studying in Finland
  • education post-COVID - lessons learned

Please find below the presentations from the two days.

Speakers

Speakers

Portrait of Dr Pasi Sahlberg
Professor of Education Policy, University of New South Wales

Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator and author. He has worked as a schoolteacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and policymaker in Finland and advised schools and education system leaders around the world. He is a recipient of several international awards for his lifelong service in education, and in 2013 his book “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland” won the Grawemeyer Award (USA) for an idea that has potential to change the world. He is currently Professor of Education Policy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Portrait of Jaakko Vuorio

Jaakko Vuorio

Project coordinator, Finnish National Agency for education

Jaakko Vuorio has a Master of Arts (Ed.) degree and a certified class and arts teacher diploma from Tampere University. He has worked several years in primary education both in Finland and in international schools abroad. He is currently completing his PhD in Tampere University about educational technology use in primary education and working at the Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus), where he is responsible for heading a project that examines distance learning organised by schools and educational institutions in basic and upper secondary education during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Portrait of Maria Haapaniemi

Maria Haapaniemi

CEO, Polar Partners
Portrait of Johanna Järvinen-Taubert

Johanna Järvinen-Taubert

Co-founder, LessonApp
Portrait of Jouni Kangasniemi

Jouni Kangasniemi

Director, Education Finland
Portrait of Kaisu Pallaskallio

Kaisu Pallaskallio

CEO, Codeschool Finland
Portrait of Megumi Iwata

Megumi Iwata

Head of Japan, Codeschool Finland
Programme Day 1

Programme Day 1

13 September 2021

On 13th of September the event runs from 13.00-16.30 Tokyo time (JST) / 07.00-10.30 Helsinki time (EEST). Please note that the times in the programme below indicate Helsinki time (EEST). You can use this converter to check the time in your time zone.

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Opening words

Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Director of FIJ
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Keynote: Finnish Education during the time of disruption - Supporting wellbeing

Pasi Sahlberg
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"Välitunti" (break)

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Panel discussion: Education post COVID - new opportunities for the future

Panelists include Maria Haapaniemi (PolarPartners), Johanna Järvinen-Taubert (LessonsApp) and Dr Chiaki Tanaka (Tokyo Kasei Gakuin University). The discussion is moderated by Anna-Maria Wiljanen.

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Välitunti

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Best practices and innovations from Finland

Dynamic pitches by Finnish organizations providing education solutions

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Visit Finland & Destination Tampere - get inspired!

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Closing remarks for Day 1

Jouni Kangasniemi
Programme Day 2

Programme Day 2

14 September 2021

On 14th of September the event runs from 13.00-17.15 Tokyo time (JST) / 07.00-11.15 Helsinki time (EEST). Please note that the times in the programme below indicate Helsinki time (EEST). You can use this converter to check the time in your time zone.

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Opening words

Anna-Maria Wiljanen
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Study in Finland

Marjo Somari

Get inspired by Finland's higher education and wide range of study programmes in English!

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Experiences from a Japanese student

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Finnish education institutions present themselves

Short presentations by three Finnish education institutions (Samiedu Vocational college, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University of Applied Sciences) as well as the agent organization Edunation.

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"Välitunti" (break)

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KEYNOTE: Digital learning in Finland during the COVID pandemic

Jaakko Vuorio
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Digital learning solutions from Finland

Dynamic pitches by Finnish EdTech solution providers

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Bringing Finnish education to Japan - practical experience with schools

Dialogue with Kaisu Pallaskallio and Megumi Iwata (Code School Finland) , moderated by Marjo Somari from Education Finland.

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Välitunti

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Discussions in small groups

Discussions in the following small groups:

  • EdTech
  • Pedagogy approach in Finnish and Japanese schools
  • Higher Education (Discussions in English)

Further information to follow!

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Closing remarks

Jouni Kangasniemi
Companies

Companies present

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Code School Finland

Educational travel and visits
Learning materials and educational technology

Code School Finland is the leading company in Finland for children’s coding and robotics education. It provides high-quality digital teaching materials that correspond with the Finnish national core curriculum and offer multidisciplinary projects that integrate with subject studies. Their educational services support developing teacher skills and cost-efficient implementation of coding&robotics curriculum based on Finnish pedagogy and educational system.

Code School also hosts workshops and camps for international student and teacher groups ranging from an afternoon to a week. Based on a vast material library they tailor programs to group's age, skills, objectives and available time.

 

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Eduten

Learning materials and educational technology

More than 13,000 teachers in 50% of Finland's schools have selected Finland Math by Eduten as their tool of choice. It is also used by over 420,000 users in 35+ other countries. Finland Math is a digital learning platform that combines Finnish pedagogical expertise with gamification AI to provide 45% more improvement learning results, teacher happiness and student motivation. It offers the best learning analytics in the world to help teachers understand students better in less time and provide school leadership with real-time data across classrooms. It is based on more than 15 years of scientific research, and it comes with a ready-made exercise library of more than 200,000 tasks for ages 6-15 in English and Spanish. The free research pilot trial includes online teacher training and a University analysis report for school management.

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Four Ferries

Learning environments
Learning materials and educational technology

eMathStudio offers solutions for hybrid learning in mathematics and STEM education. The platform includes an easy to use math editor for different levels of math, a calculator, a math checker, graphing tools, tables and possibilities to insert and embed material from other sources. Teachers can follow students' progress in real time and start their lessons knowing where the skill gaps are and what to focus on. Perfect for digital learning in class and at home.

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Learning Scoop

Educational travel and visits
Teacher training and educational leadership

Learning Scoop is a Finnish company working in the fields of teacher education and pedagogical leadership development. Learning Scoop offers study tours, school visits, online courses, in-service teacher training programs, educational roadshows and consultation of curriculum development and implementation. Learning Scoop has been awarded as the Best Authentic Finnish Travel Products. Their experienced experts empower teachers and education developers around the world. Learning Scoop as well runs Finland Education Shop.

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Polar Partners

Educational travel and visits
Evaluation and quality assurance
Learning environments
Learning materials and educational technology
School concepts

Polar Partners accelerates the world’s transition to 21st century education  - one person, one school and one society at a time.

Polar Partners is a one stop shop for premium quality K-12 education with a proven business model. It helps clients in designing, setting up and developing schools based on Finnish education and 21st century skills ideology with its network of 2000+ Finnish pedagogical experts and partners. Polar Partners has over 20 years of experience in education development. Its first Finnish International School (FIS) was opened in Georgia in 2019, and currently more projects are on the way.

 

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Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Degrees and qualifications
Educational reforms
Educational travel and visits
Evaluation and quality assurance
Learning environments
Teacher training and educational leadership

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education and an efficient actor in research, development and innovation.

SeAMK has Bachelor (Nursing, International Business, Automation Engineering) and Master (International Business Management) degree programmes taught in English. It has also expertise in offering tailor-made customized global education services like SeAMK Summer School, intensive programmes, study visits and educational travel in the fields of food and agriculture, health and welfare, smart and energy efficient systems and entrepreneurship. 

SeAMK also has expertise in implementing Training for Trainers education in the quality development of vocational and higher education, and it is willing to share its knowledge related to the models of Regional University Services and Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki.

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Tampere University of Applied Sciences TAMK

Educational travel and visits
Teacher training and educational leadership

Tampere University of Applied Sciences TAMK's educational programmes are focusing on tailored teacher and management trainings . TAMK promotes innovative and active learning methodologies, student centered learning and competence based curricula. It also offers world class entrepreneurship and coaching models and mentoring to be applied in institutions. TAMK trains, develops, follows and publishes with its customers.