Finnish education has been a pioneer for quite some time. Investments made in education have paid off, making Finland a relatively highly skilled and advanced society. An increasing number of education professionals have shown interest towards digitalization as a means of improving learning results. We believe that giving children better opportunities to cope with a changing world and to succeed should be a top priority in any society.
Technology helps children connect the dots in unprecedented ways. As education shifts from narrowly defined subjects to phenomenon-based learning, devices and apps can be highly valuable. Pupils can combine different subjects and ideas and make use of powerful search engines and vast libraries or collections that are available online. For example, history comes alive with documents, film, images, and other sources that are accessible through a smart pad. Math games and visual models inspire the imagination, reading the news and hearing native speech improve language studies, and so forth. Or how about a renewable paint that helps illustrate the laws of electricity?
As technology advances in the classroom, we are eager to make it more sustainable. Bioplastics and other renewable raw materials benefit both the environment and our children. Renewing education is a major step forward. Let’s begin today.