In September, Catherine and I will be travelling to Finland as part of a Teacher Professional Development Study Tour.
The purpose of the trip is to see how Finland has consistently maintained its position at the top of the PISA scale for education. It also provides opportunities to compare the differences between the Australian and Finnish education system and curriculum. The tour includes school visits and the chances to speak to Finnish teachers about their system which is very different from our own.
We are both quite excited about this trip and are looking forward to seeing how Finnish teachers achieve great results and what we can learn from them. We will certainly have lots to share about our experience when we return.
In the meantime, here are some key differences about the education system in Finland:
Writing exercises using spoonerisms, and other quirks of the English language, will help foster a deep understanding of words and terms without soaring your students billy.