Welcome to Finland L and of the thousands lakes and forests
Finland/Muurame
Finland/Suomi  <ul><li>Former was part of Sweden (1150-1809) and Russian Inperium 1809-1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Day of Indep...
Lifestyle <ul><li>Post-industrial society </li></ul><ul><li>Western way of life </li></ul><ul><li>High education and healt...
Muurame <ul><li>About 9 300 inhabitant ( 62 person/ km²)  </li></ul><ul><li>Populations average age 35 years (rather young...
Industry in Muurame <ul><li>Biggest employers of Muurame: </li></ul><ul><li>Harvia Oy; the stove and sauna manufacturer  <...
 
Upper Secondary School of Muurame <ul><li>Founded in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>About  200 students and  20 teachers </li></ul...
 
www.peda.net/veraja/muurame/lukio
What have we done earlier? <ul><li>Courses in entreprenaurship </li></ul><ul><li>Regular meetings with the local companies...
What about today? <ul><li>We run a cooperative of our own </li></ul><ul><li>Project –based pedagogy is used </li></ul><ul>...
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Short history of Finland and Muurame High School

  1. 1. Welcome to Finland L and of the thousands lakes and forests
  2. 2. Finland/Muurame
  3. 3. Finland/Suomi <ul><li>Former was part of Sweden (1150-1809) and Russian Inperium 1809-1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Day of Independence 6 th December 1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Capital city: Helsinki (in Helsinki Metropolitan area about one million inhabitants) </li></ul><ul><li>about 5, 300 000 inhabitants ( 16 person/ km²) </li></ul><ul><li>Government Type: Republic </li></ul><ul><li>President of republic: Tarja Halonen </li></ul><ul><li>Member of EU since 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Euro </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lifestyle <ul><li>Post-industrial society </li></ul><ul><li>Western way of life </li></ul><ul><li>High education and health level </li></ul><ul><li>High technology industry (Nokia)...and base industry (paper and metal) </li></ul><ul><li>Life Expectancy: </li></ul><ul><li>total population: 78.4 years male: 74.8 years female: 82.0 years (2005 ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Muurame <ul><li>About 9 300 inhabitant ( 62 person/ km²) </li></ul><ul><li>Populations average age 35 years (rather young) </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 194,1 km² </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land: 144,1 km² </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water: 50,0 km² (over 25% of the area...coast-Line: about 186km) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distances from Muurame: - Jyväskylä (centrum) 15 km - Helsinki 260 km </li></ul><ul><li>Sights: Sauna Village, Riihivuori Ski, Muurame church (designed by Alvar Aalto) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Industry in Muurame <ul><li>Biggest employers of Muurame: </li></ul><ul><li>Harvia Oy; the stove and sauna manufacturer </li></ul><ul><li>Kytölä Oy; Instrument factory lubrication </li></ul><ul><li>John Crane Safematic Oy; Mechanical Seals and Support Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Nokka-tume; forest and agricultural machinery manufacturer </li></ul><ul><li>Flex Link Automation Oy; the designer and manufacturer of flexible production systems and ergonomic workstations </li></ul>
  7. 8. Upper Secondary School of Muurame <ul><li>Founded in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>About 200 students and 20 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Quality system in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>School awarded for its curriculum for entreprenaurship education in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate for promoting sustainable development and environmental education </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Aki Puustinen </li></ul><ul><li>Headmaster, M.A. </li></ul>
  8. 10. www.peda.net/veraja/muurame/lukio
  9. 11. What have we done earlier? <ul><li>Courses in entreprenaurship </li></ul><ul><li>Regular meetings with the local companies </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors from/visits to companies </li></ul><ul><li>Practical training/projects from the companies (web-pages etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Language courses for the staff of the local companies </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars together with the companies (differing themes) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Project-based pedagogy </li></ul>
  10. 12. What about today? <ul><li>We run a cooperative of our own </li></ul><ul><li>Project –based pedagogy is used </li></ul><ul><li>We have a network of schools promoting entrepreneurship in education </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers work in industry for a week (one at the time) </li></ul>
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