A Few Features of the Education System
One teacher up to six levels:
A teacher teaches the same class for at least six years. In this way, the teacher’s relationship with the children becomes like that of a family member. The teacher also gets the position of a coach, mentor, counselor, mentor, or guru for the children. Children do not hesitate to ask the teacher any questions. In this system, the child who asks more questions is considered intelligent.
A class of twenty children:
The average number of children in a class is twenty (20). That is why the teacher teaches every child with full attention and gives full time. Children who need individual attention are given separate times. However, in Finland, there is no concept of separate classes for eligible and ineligible children.
Homework free schooling:
No idea of too many book copies and heavy backpacks here. Children are given work to do at school and are given no homework. In this way the children go home free from school, where the parents teach them skills, participate in sports and do practical activities.
School starts between nine and ten-thirty, and holidays between two and three-thirty. According to a recent study, children fall asleep late at night due to social changes. Therefore, the concentration of children in the early morning is very weak. That’s why school starts relatively late. So that the children read in unison. The daily school time is five hours, which is the shortest in the world.
Elimination of standardized examination system:
There is no concept of traditional exams. The teacher reviews the child on a daily basis, and any abnormal changes are immediately taken seriously. The first examination of children consisting of five subjects takes place at the age of fifteen. In this way, children are free from the pressure of exams and pass-fail and focus on learning.
In our country, teachers usually teach specific syllabuses to the children because of standard examinations, which can lead to higher marks and students also aim to pass the exams through RTA. Thus the process of learning is affected. There is no standardized test in Finland. The “no standardized test” rule is exempt only in the case of the National Matriculation Exam.
Mother Tongue Education:
Up to the age of ten, all education is given in the mother tongue. Other languages, including English, are introduced after the age of ten. It is a matter of learning for us that we try unsuccessfully to teach children three languagesat the same time. The result is that the child does not learn a single language well. All over the world, primary education is preferred in the mother tongue.
Lunch at School:
More than 90% of children attend government schools. In schools, children are fed a nutritious one-time meal. Every school must have a psychologist and a qualified doctor. Government curriculum is also mandatory for private schools. Full attention is paid to the upbringing of children and good physical and mental health.
The teacher is highly respected in society, just as people in our country want to join the civil service or the armed forces. There is a desire among the youth to pursue their teaching career as a teacher. Throughout his career, a teacher reads three to four hours a day and enhances his or her teaching skills.
There is no system of teacher inspection and monitoring. The relevant principal of the school is actually a good leader, who ensures that his team members do their job responsibly. The principal is responsible for the teachers. Here the teacher is given the annual learning goals and standards. Thus the achievement of these standards SLO’s is the only source of teacher testing.
Syllabus and Activity Based Learning:
In Finland, the emphasis is on activity-based or experimental learning, rather than lecturing or teaching children in the traditional way. That is, instead of reading and memorizing, the child is given to do more and more interesting activities. Modern research shows that the most effective learning is the one in which the student’s own essence is directly involved..