Student-Centered Approach to Education: Experiences in Finland & Sweden
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Breakout
Room: Broadway III (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Brief Session Description: Equal access to education for all is a constitutional right in Finland, all the way from per primary into higher education. In Finland there are no standardized tests within the education system. Education is free. Learn how Finnish student-centered education is implemented in all schools. Practical examples of student participation and student mentoring in learning digital competencies will be presented. Also, the concept of school as a learning community with a high level of student participation is the basis for all learning activities. These factors are crucial elements in the core curriculum both for the compulsory education and for the higher secondary education and vocational education. Then hear the similarities and differences in Sweden's education system.