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Curriculum development – towards 21st century skills

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Curriculum development process 2012-2016

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Curriculum development – towards 21st century skills

  1. 1. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT – TOWARDS 21ST CENTURY SKILLS THE CURRENT FINNISH MODEL TIINA SARISALMI
  2. 2. FINNISH EDUCATION SYSTEM Laws and regulations Decrees of the Government National core curriculum Local curriculum Teaching and studying Learning
  3. 3. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT/DESIGN PROCESS 2012 – Core curriculum 2013 Core curriculum General basis: values, pedagogy, Subject related learning environments and content. culture. Comments from local level and Comments from individuals. local level and individuals. 2014 Local curriculum Local and regional priorities, applications and teacher training. 2016 Implementation
  4. 4. WHY DO WE NEED CHANGES? Digitalization • ICT skills • New literacies • Information curation and knowledge building skills • Learning to learn Globalization • Intercultural skills • Communication skills • Sustainable way of life • Team work and collaboration skills
  5. 5. CROSS-CURRICULAR SKILLS Thinking and learning Intercultural, communication and presentation skills Health care, home-economics and life skills Multiliteracy ICT skills Career skills and entrepreneurship Active citizenship, student engagement and responsibility
  6. 6. CHANGES IN CULTURE • From teacher centered to student centered learning (active learning-by-doing) • From transference of knowledge to building of knowledge • From teaching and learning alone to collaboration (networked learners) • From classrooms and textbooks to real-life learning and virtual environments • From isolation to feeling of community and global responsibility
  7. 7. KEY QUESTION in learning WHAT? HOW?
  8. 8. TO DISCUSS… What kinds of skills and knowledge will our students need in the future? What’s the ethical basis of global citizenship? How can we support sustainable development, peace and equal rights through education? What’s ”good learning”? How can we promote new flexible student-centered ways of learning in school culture?

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