Finnish Lessons for European Schools

Participants in this course will learn all about the Finnish educational system by visiting schools with an outstanding quality development plan in Joensuu North-Karelia (Finland).

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Finnish Lessons for European Schools
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Participants in this course will learn all about the Finnish educational system by visiting schools with an outstanding quality development plan in Joensuu North-Karelia (Finland). Finland’s answer to educational reform results in a high learning output.

The course will include 5 elements: 
- General vision on school autonomy and its quality elements.
- Visit to schools and university
- Information sessions on quality plan, inclusion, didactical approaches, special needs education and ICT integration.
- Discussions with teachers and management staff.
- Cultural interaction with the local students and teachers.



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City of the Course Joensuu, Finland
Address of the Course Study visits in different schools in the neighbourhood of Joensuu (North Carelia - Finland)
Course Website

http://erasmusplus-ist.eu/finnish-lessons-for-european-schools

Target Group Teachers, school leaders and in service training coordinators in schools
Date/s of the Course

22–26 January 2017 and 21-25 January 2018

Where to apply

Eekhout Academy
PIC 947859169
University Leuven Campus Kortrijk
E. Sabbelaan 53 , post box 7642

8500 Kortrijk
Flanders Belgium

For more information: contact Charlotte Depoorter: charlotte.depoorter@kuleuven.be

Participation Costs

We offer a flexible cost structure
This allows you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.

  • Full package (€ 1250 = Participant uses all hotel accommodation offered by the course organizer)
    • The tuition fee covers: course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers.
    • The accommodation cost covers: the hotel rooms during the course period, the breakfasts during the course days, the coffee breaks, the refreshments during the course, the midday lunches during the course days (except last half course day), costs and fees of study visits and transport for course activities planned by the organizers.
    • This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper.
    • Participants, who stay with two people in a double room, obtain a reduction of € 250. They pay each € 1125.
  • Lunch package (€ 945 = Participant doesn’t sleep in the hotel and books another hotel on own behalf)
    • The tuition fee covers: course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers.
    • The accommodation cost covers: the coffee breaks and the refreshments during the course, the midday lunches during the course days (except last half course day), costs and fees of study visits and transport for course activities planned by the organizers.
    • This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper.
  • Course package (€ 785 = Participant doesn’t sleep or lunch in hotel and books another hotel on own behalf and takes care him/herself of the lunches)
    • The tuition fee covers: course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers.
    • The accommodation cost covers: the coffee breaks and the refreshments during the course, costs and fees of study visits and the transport for course activities planned by the organizers.
    • This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper.
Competences Tackled
  • Develop an understanding of the structure of the Finnish Education System
  • develop an understanding of the key factors of the success of Finnish Education
  • develop an understanding of the practical day by day teaching and learning in Finnish primary, secondary and high schools
  • develop an understanding of quality management in Finnish schools
  • develop an understanding of online learning
  • develop an understanding of the school management’s point of view to education
  • develop an understanding of the Finnish teacher’s point of view to education
  • acquire the competence to analyse key factors and compare them to local context
  • acquire the competence to transfer possible key elements to change local context
  • learn about strategies to introduce, implement and sustain quality management
  • be able to customize and develop supporting instruments and tools for strategic leadership towards future challenges in education by using the insights obtained during the study visits and reflection talks
  • expand  understanding of future leading methods and roles to obtain higher educational quality
  • gain insight and develop strategy in setting up a cooperation between the organisation  and the surroundings
  • get insights in the inspirational language to empower and inspire people of the organisation
  • pick up ideas from other countries which they can incorporate and transfer into their own practice 
  • develop a portfolio, in order to structure new ideas and insights
  • write a first action plan according to new insights built up during the course
  • improved use of colloquial English
  • improved knowledge of other European educational systems, especially the Finnish system
  • improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect
  • learning inside and outside the box
  • getting engaged to learn outside the comfort zone concerning to future planning and quality to cope with challenging issues in the near educational future
EQF level 6
ECVET Point 2 - in preparation

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Blended Learning Modalities Use of digital interactive software. Use of digital learning environment before, during and after the course (Canvas Instructor). Use of digital storage of shared information; (Google Drive or Dropbox).
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Assessment Methods Permanent evaluation and feedback during the course. Warm evaluation at end of the course. Written evaluation after the course.
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GINCO Quality Levels

-       We established a quality system inspired on  the recommendations of Ginco (Grundtvig International Network of Course Organisers).

-       We respect all quality requirements of the association of European Training Providers.

Link to our Quality Charter: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/quality-charterInsert Information

European Dimension Guaranteed

-       Based on and inspired by international research and literature

-       International team of lecturers and key note speakers

-       Participants coming from different EU countries involved in discussion and exchange of knowledge and experience.

-       In cooperation with different EU partners (schools, in service training institutes, higher education and universities)

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Organising Institute Eekhout Academy
Country of the Institute Flanders – Belgium
Institute Website

http://erasmusplus-ist.eu/

Contact Person

Peter Van de Moortel
peter.vandemoortel@kuleuven.be