Professional Development Programmes

Building Leadership for change through School Immersion

2017 Helsinki, Finland

During a six-month professional development programme, 56 Saudi teachers improved their English language skills, participated in cutting-edge pedagogical training, took part in a three-month supervised observation course in carefully-selected Finnish schools, and practiced 21st century education skills. The aim of the programme was to coach participants to become change agents in their home schools in KSA with the help of teacher training and customised tools from the Finnish educational system. The programme was delivered in Helsinki, Finland, and it was funded by the Ministry of Education of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mejora de la capacitación de los maestros en servicio en Perú

Perú, 2013–2015

El objetivo de este proyecto fue el de mejorar la calidad de la capacitación de los maestros en servicio en la educación superior en el Perú. Para lograr nuestro objetivo, se reforzaron las capacidades y prácticas pedagógicas de las universidades peruanas asociadas al programa.

Los resultados del proyecto se centraron al igual en promover el desarrollo democrático, social, económico y sostenible del país y también de manera gradual en otros lugares de Latinoamérica.

En la práctica, la Universidad de Helsinki, capacitó a los educadores de maestros pertenecientes a la RPU (Red Peruana de Universidades). Los educadores de maestros, una vez capacitados, aplicaron su nuevo conocimiento al capacitar a los acompañantes pedagógicos locales. A través de los acompañantes pedagógicos, los maestros de escuelas locales peruanas pudieron a su vez beneficiarse del proyecto. En total, 60 maestros de universidades peruanas y al menos 200 acompañantes pedagógicos participaron en el programa.

El proyecto fue planeado y ejecutado de acuerdo con las directrices políticas del gobierno nacional peruano y con sus objetivos estratégicos (Logros de Aprendizaje de los Estudiantes de Educación Básica Regular, PELA 2013-2016, y Metas Educativas e Indicadores al 2021).

Mejorando Competencias Profesionales: Educación Temprana en Singapur

Singapur, 2013–2014

La Universidad de Helsinki organizó sesiones de capacitación en colaboración con una organización cliente singapurense. El objetivo principal de la capacitación fue el de incrementar las competencias profesionales, en educación temprana, de los participantes. La capacitación consistió en enseñanza presencial en Finlandia y Singapur y en capacitación en línea. La capacitación presencial incluyó conferencias, trabajo en grupo, tareas de aprendizaje y visitas pedagógicas.


Master Classes

FINNISH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

Helsinki, Finland 2017

The Master Class in Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) involved a group of six education administrators from Hong Kong, who took part in an intensive five-day course in Helsinki. The course included keynote lectures and workshops on Finnish ECEC, the new national core curriculum and its local implementations, and the related quality assurance system. Participants saw theory implemented in practice during site visits to the Playful Learning Centre as well as local kindergartens. The administrators also received more detailed insights into themes such as inclusive and child-centred education, learning environments, the use of ICT and benchmarking best practices. The aim of the Master Class was to offer participants an understanding of Finnish ECEC and to inspire new ideas for implementation in their local education system.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND LEARNING

Helsinki, Finland 2016

A custom-designed five-day Master Class in University Pedagogy provided 12 participants from a Federal University in Russia a broad overview of carefully-selected aspects of university teaching and learning. Faculty experts from the University of Helsinki delivered training on topics such as leadership in teaching, curriculum design, interactive teaching methods, project-based learning and evaluation of students’ learning experiences. The teaching approach included lectures, workshops, active participation and knowledge sharing.

Capacitación de Maestros – ¿Cómo enseñar inglés como lengua extranjera en Corea del Sur?

Helsinki, Finlandia 2013

Se diseñaron cursos intensivos de diez días para maestros de inglés surcoreanos. Los cursos tuvieron como objetivo, compartir el enfoque y los métodos finlandeses al enseñar inglés como lengua extranjera. El currículo se basó en investigación internacional y finlandesa. Se hizo hincapié en el uso del idioma como herramienta comunicativa en situaciones de especial importancia para el hablante. Además, los cursos intensivos introdujeron enfoques menos gramáticos a la hora de aprender un idioma.

Curso Intensivo sobre Economía del Medio Ambiente para Instituciones Financieras en China

Helsinki, Finlandia 2013

El curso fue diseñado para introducir los principios más importantes de la economía del medio ambiente a los encargados de la toma de decisiones de una institución financiera. El programa se centró en encontrar nuevos caminos para incorporar cuestiones ambientales en la toma de decisiones sociales y en los procedimientos de evaluación de proyectos de las instituciones financieras chinas. A su vez, el proyecto se centró en mejorar las precondiciones operacionales de las empresas financiadas. El curso consistió en dos semanas intensivas de trabajo en Helsinki, Finlandia.


Intensive Training Programmes

UNIQUE FINNISH TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Beijing, China 2017

This intensive five-day in-service training course was tailored for 40 primary school teachers in China. During the programme, distinguished trainers from the University of Helsinki updated participants on the Finnish education system and contemporary teaching methods. The training programme covered areas such as the Finnish national curriculum and its local implementations, quality assurance systems and innovative teaching methods, using 21st century skills in teaching and specialised methods like phenomenon-based learning. During the programme, participants and trainers also explored ways to leverage the methods learnt in the Chinese context. The structure of the programme was designed to integrate theoretical information with active participation and knowledge sharing.

DIVERSIFIED INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODS

Beijing, China 2017

It has been proven that a creative problem-solving methodology increases assessment skills (not only teachers’ ability to assess students but also students’ self-assessment skills), critical thinking, learning motivation and classroom management. The Diversified Innovative Teaching Methods programme sought to answer the following questions: What is creative problem-solving? How can we use creative problem-solving effectively to teach different subjects? The five-day in-depth programme delivered by faculty members from the University of Helsinki was designed for 40 primary school teachers in China. The approach combined theoretical academic information with interactive methods. Participants used the methods learned to design their own creative problem-solving process.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Beijing, China 2017

The Leadership Development Programme aimed to help 40 Chinese principals answer today’s need for dynamic and competent leadership in the field of education. Constantly evolving proficiency in school leadership is the key to a successful educational system. The 10-day programme was delivered by trainers from the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Helsinki. The customised course focused on research-based training on curriculum leadership and Finnish phenomenon-based learning. The aim of the programme was to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in education leadership. It offered new ideas and tools to assist in developing leadership expertise in the participants’ local context. The programme utilised academic theory and supervised interactive methods.


Eduvisits

EXPLORING THE FINNISH EDUCATION PHENOMENON AND SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Helsinki, Finland 2017

In October 2017 a delegation of school owners, leaders and administrators from India participated in an Eduvisit programme. The three-day Eduvisit covered areas such as Finnish teacher education, educational reform in Finland, the Finnish educational system, challenges during times of change, as well as new curricula and future trends. Participants visited the Finnish National Agency for Education, where they received insights into the key programme areas. They were also hosted at three different schools in the Helsinki Region, where they were able to see practical delivery of education in the Finnish system through class room observation and discussions with teachers and students. The school visits provided insights into areas such as the National Dream School project, the extensive use of open source IT, pupil-centred teaching methods, phenomenon-based learning and modern techniques in school management.

THE FINNISH EDUCATION PHENOMENON

Helsinki, Finland 2017

In May 2017 an Eduvisit programme was organised for a group of student teachers from an American university. The aim of the four-day Eduvisit was to explore the Finnish education system and teacher education. Participants attended a presentation on the key themes, delivered by an expert from the University of Helsinki’s Department of Teacher Education and visited three schools during their stay. They were hosted at an elementary school where the discussions focused on aggression replacement training, multicultural students in preparatory classes and pupils with special needs. Their second visit took them to the University of Helsinki’s Teacher Training School where they gained an understanding of teacher training in Finland and had the opportunity to shadow teachers at work. The third school visit focused on music teaching and special education. All field visits offered participants an opportunity to observe lessons and engage in discussions with teachers and students.


Preparatory Courses

Curso Preparatorio de Estudios Médicos y de Post-Grado en Ciencias Médicas y Moleculares en el área del Golfo

Helsinki, Finlandia; Estocolmo, Suecia 2013–2014

Este curso de desarrollo de capacidades profesionales estuvo dirigido hacía estudiantes de post-grado actuales o potenciales, que deseaban empezar estudios en biociencias médicas y moleculares en Escandinavia. El objetivo principal era el de proporcionar a los estudiantes las habilidades necesarias y a su vez crear un entendimiento entorno a los requerimientos de estudios de post-grado en Finlandia y en Escandinavia. El curso se dividió en dos partes: una parte se llevó a cabo en el país de origen de los estudiantes. La segunda parte, duró cuatro semanas y fue organizada en Helsinki, Finlandia y en Estocolmo, Suecia.

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