The Finnish Miracle of Learning - Seminar
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The Finnish Miracle of Learning - Seminar

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Welcome to meet global leaders involved in education.

You are warmly welcome to join us on November 26, 2016 at 9:00 to be part of an inspiring seminar about the magic of Finnish schooling organized by top universities from Finland. The event is held by pioneers in the field of education: Esa Saarinen, Kirsti Lonka and Pekka Mattila.


  • Opening remarks by Aalto EE and HY+
  • Key Findings from the Diploma in Innovation in Education program – Panel Discussion
  • Leading Change in Schools by Pekka Mattila
  • The Finnish Miracle of Education by Esa Saarinen and Kirsti Lonka
  • Networking

The seminar is part of the Diploma in Innovation in Education, a week-long program exploring the concepts of innovation and leading change in schools. More on the program from this article by Forbes.

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Link to the program registration form.


What is the program about?

Diploma in Innovation in Education is a very unique program organized by Finland’s top universities: The University of Helsinki, (HY+) Centre for Continuing Education and Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE).

The program explores the concepts of innovation and leading change in schools. Participants learn about the 21st century way-of-learning while adopting an experiential culture in managing and running educational facilities. Participants work in multicultural teams on current challenges related to education utilizing various strategic methods and techniques such as design thinking, lean entrepreneurship, leadership and creative approaches to learning.

Why to participate?

The ability to innovate is critical in education. In fact, it is in the core of all human learning and change. However, knowledge how to build living practices that generate innovations in schools is still missing: how schools and individual teachers could develop and use their pedagogical resources, and to what extent changes could be linked to improvements?

The Innovation in Education program is home to creative leaders in education – among both faculty and participants. Together with outstanding fellow participants from Finland and others around the world, you will learn about the latest technologies and methods that will help you manage and run innovative schools in the 21st century. During the intensive week, you will learn about the opportunities, as well as challenges, at your organization and within your working environment and networks. In addition, you will be challenged and encouraged to identify, explore and observe the different issues from other participants’ point of view. Through it all, you will acquire abilities of an influential leader and innovative practitioner to whom the mission of creating a better world through better education is a daily task.

Finally, at the end of the program participant will acquire the “Diploma in Innovation in Education”

Benefits and objectives

The main objective of the program is to offer new and alternative methods to running, managing and teaching in schools. Also, the program seeks to provide insights into current and future opportunities and challenges that schools are facing. Thus, the essential outcome is to encourage and inspire participants to adopt the right tools and know-how to be used within their own context and in regards of the questions they need to address today and in the near future. The program will be beneficial from the following points of views:

  • Exploring the concept of innovation and discovering the latest trends in education
  • Acquiring new methods for efficient school management
  • Applying strategic thinking and influential practices in schools
  • Visiting a leading school in innovation
  • Improving school processes and achieving operational excellence
  • Adopting a design-oriented approach in learning
  • Leading change within educational systems and in schools
  • Networking and dialogue within a cross-cultural context of educational professionals
  • Experiencing the Finnish way of learning

Who is it for?

Innovation in Education is designed for pedagogical leaders and stakeholders involved in K-12 education and pre-schools. It contributes to the development of new skills and competencies in the educational sector at national, organizational and personal levels. In particular, it is recommended for:

  • Principles and deans
  • School owners and administrators
  • Teachers
  • Policy makers and directors in governmental bodies
  • Executives in NGOs

More info about the content, instructors and practicalities about the Program are Here 

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