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CCE Finland's Back to School Training: Igniting Educational Transformation Through Finnish Pedagogy

Updated: Jun 20, 2023



As CCE Finland celebrates the third year of successful Finnish pedagogy implementation in partner schools, the transformative impact of this journey on students, educators, and the entire school community cannot be overstated. With a focus on fostering a culture of project-based learning, formative assessments, and skill portfolio development, CCE Finland's back-to-school trainings have played a vital role in empowering educators and students alike. This blog post aims to highlights the key areas of focus in the recent training program and emphasizes the positive impact they have had on various arenas.




Project-Based Learning: Empowering Students to Explore, Create, and Collaborate: By encouraging students to actively engage in their learning journey through project-based learning, CCE Finland's research team has witnessed remarkable growth in student curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving skills. The intensive training program equipped educators with valuable insights and practical strategies to design and implement meaningful projects that fostered student exploration, critical thinking, and real-world application of knowledge. This approach will empower students to become active learners who are capable of independent thinking and collaborative teamwork.



Formative Assessments: A Continuous Feedback Loop for Student Growth: Recognizing the crucial role of assessment in shaping students' learning experiences, the back-to-school training emphasized the importance of formative assessments. Educators were provided with effective strategies to offer timely and constructive feedback, promoting student engagement, self-reflection, and goal setting. By utilizing formative assessments, teachers can better understand individual learning needs and tailor instruction to support each student's development. This approach will result in improved student growth and a more personalized learning experience.



Skill Portfolio Development: Empowering Students for the Future: Preparing students for the demands of the 21st century goes beyond academic knowledge. The training program placed significant emphasis on the development of skill portfolios, allowing students to showcase their growth, achievements, and competencies in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and digital literacy. Through reflection and goal-setting, students are empowered with the necessary skills for success in their future endeavors. This approach nurtures well-rounded individuals equipped with the skills demanded in today's rapidly evolving world.







Expanding Implementation of ICIM and SLM: Looking ahead, CCE Finland's commitment to expanding and deepening the implementation of Independent Country, Independent Me (ICIM) and Student Led Meeting (SLM) remains steadfast. ICIM aims to strengthen students' skills, attitudes, and values necessary for independent living, while SLM cultivates collaboration and empowers students as leaders. These initiatives promote a harmonious and inclusive school community, environmental awareness, and student ownership of their education. Through mentorship programs, peer learning, and student-led projects, CCE Finland encourages the development of leadership skills, critical thinking abilities, and problem-solving capabilities.


Infusion of Transversal Competencies: CCE Finland recognizes the importance of transversal competencies, encompassing essential thinking and learning skills, cultural competence, multi-literacy, ICT competence, entrepreneurship, and daily activity management. By integrating these competencies into their training programs, CCE Finland fosters the holistic development of individuals as responsible citizens. With a focus on acquiring knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and a willingness to learn, CCE Finland provides a solid foundation through proper basic school education.



As CCE Finland moves forward, it remains dedicated to supporting the holistic development of individuals. The acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and the will to learn is crucial in preparing students for a dynamic and evolving world. By embracing Finnish pedagogy principles, CCE Finland emphasizes the importance of transversal competencies, such as critical thinking, cultural competence, ICT proficiency, and entrepreneurship. These competencies contribute to the growth of responsible citizens who can thrive in today's global society.



If you're interested in learning more about CCE Finland's approach or becoming a Finnish school, we invite you to visit our website at www.ccefinland.org or reach out to us at info@ccefinland.org. Together, we can continue to nurture the growth and success of our students as they embark on their educational journey.

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