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Short history of Finland and Muurame High School

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