The key elements of the Finnish educational system

For several years now, the Finnish Educational System has been one of the most well-known educational systems in the world, and the truth is that the average grades of Finnish students highlights the success of the Finnish educational system.

Therefore, in Smart School, we wanted to set out the keys elements of this system. These are the 5 reasons why Finland has the best educational system worldwide:

  1. Subjects: Finnish students are enrolled in many subjects, including those related to the social and cultural sphere, such as music, fine arts, etc. In addition, the system allows to personalize education, respects each child’s learning rhythm, and awards curiosity, participation, creativity and experimentation.
  2. Evaluations: Finnish schools do not standardize the exams except for the university entrance examination. And the schools, most of them public, do not compete with one another, thus avoiding participation in competitive rankings.
  3. Teachers: Finnish teachers have high qualifications, comparable to those Spanish teachers with a high level in pedagogy studies. Their shifts are no longer than 32 hours per week, they receive high salaries, and they have a lot of autonomy to prepare their lessons. Besides, parents are directly implied in their children’s education.
  4. Communication and relationship:In Finland, communication between parents, teachers and children is quite high. As a result, there are communication networks and a constant exchange of ideas between schools.
  5. Equity: In Finland, most of the schools are public and the country has a very small poverty rate, less than 6.5%. Furthermore, the preschool education is applied to all children, who can also enjoy school supplies and meals free of charge.

These 5 key elements are crucial for Finnish education for which this educational system is still imitated and admired worldwide.

Therefore, from Smart Schools we are open to introduce in our App all those elements that can promote communication between 360 schools, teachers, students and families, as well as those elements that speed up the day-to-day of teachers and schools, so they can optimize their work to the maximum.

Sources: La Vanguardia, Aula Planeta and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.

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