Join up to 24 other educators on an organised tour of Finnish Schools. Arriving in Helsinki we will travel by coach to the town of Tampere (3rd largest city in Finland) were we will be hosted by an educational tour company who will take us to visit 5 different schools to see a range of facilities and teaching methods.
In the afternoon's we will sit with educators to discuss relevant issues and receive valuable information on how the Finnish system works and how it compares to Australia and New Zealand.
The tour is arranged by one of our partners, Latitude Group Travel who look after you from the minute you register until your tickets are booked and your itinerary is in your hand, right through to landing in Helsinki.
Who do we recommend attends?
* School principals of every level (we visit both primary and secondary schools)
In October 2018 a group of 18 teachers visited Helsinki and a Tampere Finland to visit a range of schools and to talk to educators about what makes the Finnish education system so successful.
We visited 5 schools and had learning sessions with educators on:
* an overview of the Finnish education system
* curriculum and assessment
* inclusive education
* team work and vocational schools
* school leadership
What did delegates say?
"I strongly recommend this informative, well organised and stimulating tour that catered for a wide range of interests. Everything ran like clockwork. The coordinators could not have been more helpful or accommodating. The tour was thought provoking and certainly provided me with some key (and potentially transferable) ideas notably ways to increase students' responsibility for their own learning."
"The opportunity to be immersed into the Finnish education system; to hear from teachers; to visit classrooms; and to speak with students is the most valuable way to learn. This study tour incorporated all of these aspects, as well as high quality lectures from experienced educators and leaders. Being able to do this whilst networking with educators from other systems and countries provided great scope for thinking and learning. To understand the success of Finland's education system, you need to understand that it is "the sum of all the parts". It isn't one thing that I take away, but how all things work together to empower students to want to learn and achieve. The " no dead ends" for any child inspires me to work within my own system, to make this a reality at our school. What an amazing experience."