Learn the Best Finnish Pedagogical Practices
Would you like to get new tools and ideas to spark the joy of learning in children? Learn how to incorporate the world-renowned Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) methods into your daily work.
What you will learn
The Learning Scoop courses cover a variety of topics related to Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn the best practices from the Finnish education system and how to apply them to your daily work.
Whether you are an elementary school teacher or a kindergarten leader, we’ve got you covered! Browse through our courses and find the one that best suits you and your goals as an educator.
HOW WILL YOU LEARN?
The courses consist of educational videos and additional learning materials. After watching the videos and reviewing the learning materials, you will do a learning assignment to test what you have learned.
Courses are produced by Learning Scoop
Learning Scoop is a Finnish company working in the fields of teacher education and pedagogical leadership development.
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Check Out the Courses!
Promoting young children’s learning in practice
The course introduces the Finnish approach to promoting learning in early years: e.g. diverse working methods, collaborative learning, physical, social and psychological dimensions of the learning environment, learning through play, etc. Examples are mainly from ECEC, but the same principles apply to primary education, too. The course is for ECEC and K-6 teachers, principals, and education experts.
The concept, purpose and mission of the Finnish early childhood education system (ECEC)
The course introduces the basics of the Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) system. It presents the Finnish Educare model and National Core Curriculum guiding early childhood education in Finland. The course also unveils the mission and core tasks of Finnish ECEC: promoting children’s well-being, happiness, and health. The course is for ECEC teachers, principals, and education experts.
Cornerstones of Finnish Education
Teachers, principals, and other education experts from many countries have been intrigued about Finland’s excellent learning results in international learning comparisons, such as PISA. Not only has Finland managed to combine top learning results with a stress-free and child-centered approach, but Finland has also provided this quality education to all children equally.
Cooperation in Finnish ECEC: building shared understanding and trust
This course introduces the various dimensions and multiple forms of cooperation in early childhood education in Finland: cooperation with families, inside the kindergarten, and between kindergarten and community. The course demonstrates the power of shared understanding and trust. The course is for ECE leaders and principals.
Designing effective lessons and educational activities for young children
This course shows how to design and implement quality ECEC lessons, learning situations, and educational activities for young children in the Finnish way. Themes of this course include smart pedagogy based on the latest scientific research, factors promoting learning, pedagogically smart structure for lessons, examples of designed learning situations, etc. Examples are applicable to ECEC and primary education. The course is for ECEC and K-6 teachers, principals, and education experts.
Introduction to Finnish STEAM education
This course is an introduction to Finnish STEAM education and pedagogy. Experienced Finnish principal explains what STEAM education means in practice, what the benefits are, and how schools can add innovative STEAM pedagogy to their own teaching. The course is for K-9 teachers, principals, and education experts.
Many roles of a kindergarten leader
This course introduces the many roles and tasks of a Finnish kindergarten principal: leading vision and strategy, leading organizational development work, human relations, pedagogy, administration, etc. The course gives a comprehensive picture of the work of a principal in Finnish kindergartens. The course is for ECE leaders and principals.
The course focuses on six key elements that Finnish teachers use regularly in their classrooms for motivating students. These elements are interaction and atmosphere, sensing students’ emotional needs, orientation, and visual materials, using prior knowledge and rewards to build motivation and social relationships between peers. This course is best suited for educators in elementary and secondary levels. However, all the motivational actions can quite easily be applied to higher levels too.
Preventing school drop-out and dealing with school refusal
This course gives basic information about the reasons why someone is refusing to go to school and how teachers can recognize the warning signs. It also introduces some effective strategies to deal with school refusal. This course is best suited for educators in elementary and secondary levels. However, all the motivational actions can quite easily be applied to higher levels too.
Who are my instructors?
Johanna Järvinen-Taubert is a Master of Education and an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher trainer with the years of experience in the field. Promoting learning in different ways and contexts has been at the core of Johanna Järvinen-Taubert’s work. She has worked as a teacher trainer and university researcher in the field of education. For the last 20 years, she has trained teachers from early childhood education, basic education, high schools, and higher education in Finnish in-service teacher training programs. This has given her comprehensive insight into the Finnish education system.
Over the past years as a pedagogical director in Learning Scoop, Johanna Järvinen-Taubert has focused on training foreign teachers, students and education experts on Finnish education. Her mission is to share ideas and best practices with experts from other countries. Meeting devoted educators from all over the world and learning from each other is the most inspiring aspect of her current work.
Johanna Järvinen-Taubert is also one of the editors and authors of the book Finnish Education in Practice – What, Why and How, published in 2021.
Elena Chukhlantseva, Master of Education, has gained over twenty years of academic and practical experience in multicultural and multilingual educational settings. She is a trained English language teacher and class teacher. What’s more, she holds a master’s degree in International and Comparative Education, specializing in Educational Leadership and Management.
In addition to having conducted scientific research in the field of sociology of education, Elena Chukhlantseva has taught in both Finnish and bilingual early childhood education centers and schools while also co-managing an early childhood education center. In the last few years, she has trained teachers, experts and other relevant stakeholders both in Finland and abroad on different topics of Finnish education.
As an ECEC Specialist, Elena Chukhlantseva has emphasized training others on Finnish early year and primary education; collaborating with partners in developing a Finland-inspired curriculum for early year education; and promoting the best Finnish educational practices. The great thing about engaging with colleagues from different parts of the world has been professional exchange and continuous learning.
Elena Chukhlantseva is also one of the editors and authors of the book Finnish Education in Practice – What, Why and How, published in 2021.
Jukka Miettunen is a Master of Education and a former principal at Yli-Ii Comprehensive School in the City of Oulu, Finland. As a principal he coached his staff to enable 21st century skills to the students. Together in their school they built a modern STEAM learning environment to serve cross-curriculum projects and teachers’ co-operation.
Currently, Jukka Miettunen works as a project manager in DigiOne project. The objective of DigiOne project is to create a national digital service platform and education ecosystem that can involve interested education providers and service providers, and other actors in the field.
Jukka Miettunen has over 20 years of experience as a teacher and school leader. His expertise areas are change management, learning technology, leadership, 21st century skills, learning environment solutions, and STEAM education.
Story Behind Edufication
Edufication = Education + Finland + Modification
Edufication was born out of a passion for offering the best of the Finnish education system. We believe in the power of Micro-Learning and unlocking its potential for everyone in our fast-paced, digital world.
We modify Finnish excellence, knowledge, skills, and experience into educational products and services to benefit learners and organisations.
Made in Finland, by Xamk, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences.