Welcome to Seminar “Learning Comes from Finland”
on Thursday 9th of October at Hall 4.2. C 85 (Hot Spot Education)
Keynote speaker: Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA, USA
Open for everyone.
Starting at 10.00 am.
10.00-11.00 The Finns – The World’s Most Literate People
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This panel discussion introduces the role of literacy in the Finnish society and how the reading culture is supported in Finland.
Participants: Author Siri Kolu, Professor Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen and Director General, Ministry of Education and Culture, Riitta Kaivosoja
11.00-12.00 Cooperation between The Finnish National Board of Education and Publishers
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Discussion of the unique collaboration between the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) and publishers. FNBE is the national development agency responsible for primary and secondary education as well as for adult education and training.
Participants: Counsellor of Education Anneli Rautiainen and Publishing Director Teuvo Sankila
12.00-13.00 KEYNOTE: Finnish Lessons of Educational Change
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In many parts of the world education is in crisis. Increased competition between schools over students, more parental choice, frequent standardized testing and tougher accountability have become common tactics to improve schools and education systems. This presentation shows that there is an alternative way to transform education systems and boost learning for all students.
Keynote speech by Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA, USA
13.00-14.00 The Effect of Learning Materials in Learning
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Experienced author Leena Turpeenoja demonstrates how science textbooks are made. Leena is an upper secondary school chemistry teacher and she has many years of experience of chemistry textbook authoring.
14.00-15.00 Teacher´s role in Digital Transformation
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This presentation introduces key findings of a recent survey about teachers´ and headmasters´ needs and expectations towards digitalization in learning – how does the situation in Finland differ from other European countries? Finnish pedagogues discuss the findings of a Sanoma Learning survey.
Participants: Jyri Ahti, Vice President Sanoma Learning, Ph.D, chemistry teacher, author Leena Turpeenoja and Dr. Jari Multisilta, Director, Cicero Learning, University of Helsinki
15.00-16.00 Boundless Classroom: Examples of Finnish Schools
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Boundless Classroom is a new way to learn 21st century skills connecting formal and informal learning using new technology and digital environments. We explain how students in Finland, Greece and California created short video stories by designing, shooting, remixing, and sharing them with their peers locally or globally. We also explain the changes in teaching and learning.
Participants: Dr. Jari Multisilta, Director, Cicero Learning, University of Helsinki and Dr. Hannele Niemi, Professor of Education, University of Helsinki
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