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International Schools

A revolutionary Finnish model to create the school of the future

For sure, all the digital disruption and changes of all business models and the way we will go about our lives in the future is putting pressure and new expectations on the education and schools. The solution comes from Finland.

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By Joakim Persson

inland is spot on when it comes to education that fits today’s increasing digitalisation and the skillsbased future. Many of its schools are on their way with this, embracing what is called phenomenonbased learning. And such a path in fact requires systematic change to our schools. In focus is the book ‘How to create the school of the future – Revolutionary thinking and design from Finland’, written by Pasi Mattila and Pasi Silander, experts in learning environments and digitalization. It provides a vision and the basis for development as well as ways of leading a change when moving from a traditional school towards the school of the future. It states that

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while Finnish schools prepare students well for their future technology and internationalisation have changed the nature of the work. Education and the school must be continuously developed so that they can keep up with the times. In this way, they will continue to offer a basis for future work, in which thinking skills, social interaction and information processing and production skills are emphasised. The task for all educators worldwide is to provide kids with the adequate skills they will need in their life. “Education is a global issue and the challenges are quite similar in all the countries. In that sense we think it’s very important to publish the book based on some basic ideas we have done in Finland and give innovative ideas to other

ScandAsia April 2018  

ScandAsia is a magazine dedicated to serve all the Scandinavian people from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland living in China, Hong Kong,...

ScandAsia April 2018  

ScandAsia is a magazine dedicated to serve all the Scandinavian people from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland living in China, Hong Kong,...