It does not get bored.
According to studies, Finnish students among the best students of the planet. At the same time they spend in school less time than children from other countries, and the lessons do a maximum of half an hour a day.
We will tell you about the secret of Finnish education, which the world admires.
14. All free
Finnish education is free of charge. Everything else — meals, trips, supplies for school — free too. If students live farther than 2 kilometers from the school, drives them to school and home the school bus. All of this is paid by the state: education is allocated as many as 12.2% of the total budget of the country.
13. To each student an individual approach
Here at one lesson, the pupils can perform different tasks in complexity — depending on what they can do. Children with varying physical and mental abilities study together. If the child fails, the teacher can arrange for him individual lessons. Additionally taught and other subjects, for example, native languages for children of immigrants.
It is believed that the student himself can choose what it more useful: when he is not interested in the lesson, he can do something — read a book or sew.
12. Evaluation report only to the student
Grading system in Finland a 10-point, but before the 3rd class in a Finnish school evaluations do not put. From 3rd to 7th assessment verbal: from “mediocre” to “excellent”. Your points knows only the student. Blame for assessment is not accepted, they are used to motivate the child to improve their knowledge and adjust their individual training plan.
11. The lessons you can walk even in your pajamas
In Finnish schools there are no school uniforms. For lessons you can go to anything: no requirement for clothes do not show. Often children do not wear in the class even shoes and walk in socks.
10. During the lesson, here, you can sit on the couch or lie on the carpet
The children here are not required to sit at a Desk. During the lesson they can sit in chairs or on the floor. In warm weather classes are held outdoors, on the grass near the school or on special benches, built the amphitheatre.
9. Homework very little
Finnish teachers believe that children need to relax and spend time with the parents, not for lessons. Homework takes a little time and can be very interesting: for example, in history class may be asked to interview grandparents to find out what life was like in the 50-ies, and to find the differences between that time and modern life.
8. And no exams at all
Finnish teachers say: “to Prepare you either for life or for exams. We choose first.” Therefore, examinations in the schools of Finland no. Teachers may, at their discretion, to have control, but mandatory is only a standardized test at 16, upon graduation from high school.
7. In some Finnish schools have canceled all items
One of the new trends of the Finnish education system — the study of phenomena instead of concrete objects (phenomenon based learning). Instead of classes — 6 week “sections”, during which students study one topic from different angles. For example, the theme of migrants is studied from the point of view of geography (where they came from?), history (what happened before that?), culture (what are their traditions?). The kids make up questions and find the answers.
6. And here is the longest in the world changes
No matter how great it is to learn, still my favourite time of the child change. Finnish students after each 45 minutes of training and rest for at least 15 minutes.
5. In Finland, an incredibly cool teacher
Competition for the faculty of education at the University of Helsinki — 20 people in the place. Those who want to teach children, 10 times more than jobs. The average teacher’s salary — 3500 €. A teacher in Finland is a prestigious profession, and teach children the best.
Hard training program does not exist, each teacher decides on what methods and textbooks to teach children. In addition to teachers, in the present lesson, his assistant, who observes the lesson and helps children perform tasks.
4. They teach only what is useful in life
In Finnish schools teach only what is useful in life. For swimming lessons children will learn the signs, which can determine that the person is sinking, and in home EC learning how to cook, to knit and to sew. Much attention is paid to the economical attitude to nature, and to prepare a portfolio and create the website of the Finnish pupils can easily. The main thing is teaching children, is the ability to learn and adapt to new, constantly changing world. Cramming does not need anything — because you can just look at Wikipedia.
3. All schools are equally good
To choose a school in Finland is not accepted, go to the nearest home. There is no “elite” schools, they are all the same no matter where the child lived, he has access to a school with qualified teachers, quality learning materials and nutritious food.
2. Pupils choose what they want for lunch
Food in Finland is diverse and free buffet. On the website of the school menu is published a month in advance — the child can go in there and put in the basket whatever he likes. Menu take into account any diet, there are vegetarian kitchen.
1. In the school conducted sleepovers
Sometimes kids take sleeping bags and together with the teachers remain in the school at night — watching a movie, play, sleep in the gym on the mats and in the morning ate Breakfast with ice cream. How can one not love this school? We would not have wanted to leave her, day or night!
In the Finnish libraries have specially trained “reading” dogs that instill in children a love of reading: they listen to the children read them books or tell stories.
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