Finnish Adult Education Association 2011

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Finnish Adult Education Association 2011

  1. 1. FINNISH ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONHyvääpäivää – How do you do Terve– Hi!
  2. 2. FINNISH ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONFinland (Suomi)•5,3 million inhabitants•50% of adults participates in AdultEducation•2 official languages: Finnish andSwedish• 60 000 lakes•Main sport: Hockey•Most known brand: NOKIA•TypicallyFinnish:Sauna, Marimekko, Santa Claus•Member of the European Union since1995
  3. 3. FINNISH ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONAge 7-16 mandatoryprimaryeducationAge 16-18 uppersecondaryeducationAge 18-130 higher&further&nonformaleducation (includingsecondchance)
  4. 4. FINNISH ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION800 institutionsofferadulteducation Formaleducation for adults(->qualifications) •Upper secondaryschools •Vocationalinstitutions and adulteducationcentres •Universities •Universities of applied science NonformalAdultEducationinstitutions (->self-development, notaimed at qualifications) ->
  5. 5. NonformalAdultEducationInstitutionsin FinlandActivitiesbased on theNordic tradition of Mostpopularsubjeself- cts:motivatedadultlearning Arts and crafts Languages Music ICT Physicaleducation Openuniversitysu bjects
  6. 6. FINNISH ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONNonFormalAdultEducation in FinlandWHY: Adult learners in Finland want to develop their competences for personal fulfilment. The purpose of non formal adult education, based on life long learning , is to reinforce the integrity, equality, and active participation in society. Core values guiding adult learning includes sustainable development, cultural, intercultural and multicultural awareness and understanding.IMPACT: About 1 million Finns participates annually in non formal adult education.
  7. 7. FINNISH ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONFINNISH ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION FAEA1. Promotes non formal adult education and learning nationally2. Develops international co-operation – EAEA’s (European Association for Education of Adults) information and documentation office located in FAEA – NVL (Nordic network for adult learning) nationally co- ordinated through FAEA3. Organizes national services and development programs for adult educators
  8. 8. FINNISH ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONFAEA•Founded 1969• NGO network of non formal adult educationassociations in Finland•10 Members: national coordinating and/orumbrella organisations in adult education•Staff of 4•Funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture

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