Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

Our schooling is different from foreign. Some mothers even believe that schooling in Ukraine is dying. And there are a number of arguments. The system needs updates. Why not learn from foreign colleagues? For example, features of the Finnish school education.

Finnish school education is, rather, not a scientific training, but a “school of life”. Here, children are taught the basics of proper nutrition, focus on sports, and lessons are held in the form of a game. Schoolchildren take homework for just a few hours a day, while Ukrainian students spend almost half a day.

Jaana PaloyarviFinnish parents do not worry about school grades - here they are perceived not as a recognition of knowledge, but as a system of rewards. Also a feature of Finnish school education is thatthat here children sit at the desk not earlier than seven years. Before that, they have time to play enough. Or, if parents insist, engage in home education. But the most important thing in Finnish education is that children are first taught to learn.

The head of the international relations department of the Ministry of Education of Finland, Jaana Palojärvi, spoke in detail about the features, advantages and disadvantages of Finnish school education.

- You motivate children by conducting classes in the form of a game. Does it not end up with a society of such non-grown adults who cannot do anything through “I don't want to”?

- I think it all depends on age. Of course, the older the child, the more serious the learning becomes. In Finland, for example, they often ask why we invite children no younger than seven to school; in many countries, they start learning earlier. But we believe that children have the right to play enough.

And further. Many studies show that in the future, creativity will become one of the most important qualities, and the school should not kill creativity in children.

But, of course, we try to give both knowledge and learning skills.

- You teach them to pay taxes ...

- Yes, we give some skills for everyday life. For example, taxation or the economy of the household. Another important thing is to teach children how to eat properly, which should be on a plate in order to get enough vitamins, nutrients. We learn to go in for sports, to live a healthy life. Skills on how to preserve nature are also important, they need to understand what waste recycling is and other such things.

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- Finnish graduates go to Oxford or Harvard top-level universities?

- It depends on the student. But we are trying to get the Finns to get a part of their education abroad, to get acquainted with a different culture, with a different way of learning. After all, it is very enriching.

- How do teachers achieve classroom discipline? After all, sometimes you need to be strict.

- I think in our time it is required from teachers especially much. Of course, you need to maintain credibility, and at the same time the child should learn not under pressure. The task of the teacher is to be a coach. And in Finland, we have a variety of students in the same class. So this profession is not for everyone.

- There are several students in a class, one is mathematically gifted, he is already bored, another does not understand how to do the exercises. And how to cope with it?

- This teacher decides how to handle. You can divide them into several groups, you can give additional tasks to those who quickly grasps.

- There are special schools for gifted children?

- Not. Not in Finland.

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- Russian students solve more complex examples in mathematics than their peers in Finland.

- In Finland, we put more effort into teaching, and that all children know the basics of mathematics and how to use them, and also how to develop skills. This is the first reason. The second reason is that we want everyone to achieve a result, even the weakest children. And it shows in the ratings. And we have stronger schools, but really, the difference is insignificant. This is the philosophy of our education. But yes, I know that Russia has a very strong mathematical background. On the whole, your education is more scientific.

- I heard about special schools for immigrants, about English, for example.

- Not necessarily for immigrants.My daughter, the Finn, spent a few years studying at that. We have Russian-Finnish, French, German, English, Spanish schools. There, training is conducted in a foreign language, but according to the Finnish program.

- At what age do children start learning English?

- They can choose. As a rule, the first foreign language begins to learn in 10 years. This is usually English or Swedish (the second official language in Finland, compulsory for all. - Ed.). But there may be another language - Russian, French or German.

- How much do Finnish teachers get?

- In fact, if you make a rating of teacher salaries in the EU, we will be in the middle. Salaries depend on experience and on specialization; a primary school teacher receives slightly less “subject subjects”. On average, the initial salary of a young teacher is about three thousand euros.

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- And while they have a short working day.

- They have a lot of work on preparing for lessons, this should also be taken into account. But at work they do not sit until the evening, this is true.

- Is the teacher's profession popular?

- This is one of the most popular specialties for admission, the usual competition - ten people in place, the most difficult thing to get to the University of Helsinki.

Some students say they choose this profession because teachers are very independent and independent. I think, because this is a very respected profession, teachers are valued. Salary ... no, it is not bad, but those who want to earn really a lot of money, go to law.

- How does a teacher evaluate student work?

- We are trying to make the evaluation was a encouragement, this is the philosophy of our education. Usually the teacher sums up the student’s work before Christmas and spring. There are grades in high school — knowledge is graded on a scale of four to ten.

- How much time do schoolchildren spend on homework?

- On average, one to two hours a day. But the amount of work depends on the subject.

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- When does a teacher call parents to school?

- Well ... here, for example, a child is 10 years old, he has problems with mathematics. The first thing that a teacher does is to ask for help from a special teacher; there are such specialists in every school. Most likely, the student will take a few lessons from such a tutor. If this does not solve the problem, then the teacher can already invite parents and decide with them how to help.Maybe they will invite some other specialists - a school psychologist, a social worker. But this is if the problem is really very serious.

- Mrs. Paloyarvi, what do you think are the greatest strengths of Finnish education and what, on the other hand, should be improved in it?

- We have good teachers. We pay a lot of attention so that children learn to learn. We are very successful in that we have the same level of education for all, and this despite the large number of immigrants. But this level must be maintained.
What would we like to improve ... We would like more modern technology in schools. Children who go to school, were born in a digital society, the school should not lag behind. Of course, we have well-equipped classes, but we need to further use modern technology.

Finnish society is becoming more and more heterogeneous, there are more immigrants, and moreover, more and more Finnish children grow up in families with problems. Yes, we manage to teach them at the same level, but we will have to work a lot to continue this.

The problem is that in Finland now for a successful life of school education is not enough, you need to motivate people to study further, and this is a very serious task.

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  • Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

    Features of Finnish school education: lessons in the form of the game, the basics of proper nutrition and sports

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