OPEN SCHOOL VISITS
The most practical solution for individuals and small groups.
Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland
The concept of these school visits is as the name indicates, open for everyone. You can be an educational professional or a student, a business person or a tourist. The only requirement is that you are interested in the Finnish education and eager to see how the learning takes place in a normal classroom situation. During the visit you will have time to talk with the Finnish teachers and ask about their teaching practices, methods or the challenges they face during their daily work. The visit includes also the Finnish school lunch - famous for being offered for every student for free.
The schools that we visit organize always education at least for the primary school level (grades 1-6, in Finland that is 7-12 years old). However, some of our visiting schools offer preschool education as well (6 years old) and some of them are comprehensive schools, meaning they have also middle school / junior high school students (grades 7-9 = 13-15 years old). If your interest is only preschool / middle school, please ask us about the possibility to visit those before registration.
The schedule for the visits is:
8:30 The visit starts in Senaatintori, look for an Open School Visit -sign. During the bus trip you will receive basic information about the Finnish educational system.
9:00 Arriving at school - welcoming words from the school principal or his/her representative. Afterwards visiting different classes.
11:00 Open discussion with the school teachers.
11:30 School lunch.
12:00 Bus trip back to Senaatintori.
12:30 End of the school visit.
The price for the visit is €290/person, including:
- School visit
- School lunch
- Guidance during all the visit by a representative of VisitEDUfinn
- Pasi Sahlberg´s best seller Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland or alternatively
The Success Story of Finnish Early Childhood Education
The dates for the visits in 2017 are:
Tuesday, January 31st
Tuesday, February 28th
Friday, March 24th
Wednesday, April 12th
Tuesday, May 16th
Monday, August 28th
Thursday, September 7th
Tuesday, October 17th
Friday, November 17th
Monday, December 11th
For registration information click HERE.