Spotlight 2017

Finland 100

We selected 100 Finnish educational Innovations that we selected and supported in 2016-2017. Finland 100 collection was an official part of the Celebration Program for Finland’s Centenary of Independence in 2017.
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HundrED was established in the Fall of 2015 with an aim to find and celebrate inspiring education innovations from the country. It was clear from the start that something new and inspirational was being created. This collection is our first attempt in seeking and sharing impactful and scalable innovations, starting right in our home - Finland.

Here are the 100 Finnish educational Innovations that we selected and supported in 2016-2017. Finland 100 collection was an official part of the Celebration Program for Finland’s Centenary of Independence in 2017.

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Innovations

Explore education innovations recognized by HundrED as well as innovations from shared by the education community across the world.
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EMMA Math
This method boosts mathematical thinking skills, such as understanding the concept of numbers and reasoning skills. The method uses quantity blocks that were developed for this innovation as well as s
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Municipal Education Development Plan
Municipal Education Development Plan, School Development Plan and Teacher Development Plan are development plans meant for education and training providers. They combine the local development needs of
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Teaching life skills and wellbeing in school
This innovation describes five different lessons for teaching life skills. The lesson plans include instructions for exercises as well as tools for teachers to further their knowledge on life skills a
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Teaching Emotional Skills and Self-Awareness In Schools
The innovation provides exercises for developing emotional skills and self awareness and demonstrates how these skills can be integrated into the school day and teaching.
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From Cafeteria to Restaurant
Nutrition has a big effect on learning. In addition to well-being and health, school lunches develop students’ understanding about the food culture surrounding them. School lunches also provide a grea
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Building a school for tomorrow
When experts from different backgrounds come together and make a detailed plan, you will create a school that brings all key services for children and youth under the same roof. Once you address the n
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Saunalahti school
This model helps you to build flexible and personalized learning opportunities. It centers on utilizing students' personal strengths and improving study motivation through ownership of learning.
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Icehearts
Icehearts is a program for preventative child support services through team sports. It provides child-oriented, comprehensive and long term support for studying, especially for children who are in nee
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Money Flow Challenge
Money Flow Challenge allows young people to learn about key issues in managing personal finances, from planning income and expenses to investment and loans, all through a game!
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Reforming The Local Curriculum
This innovation helps you integrate a new teaching module into the local curriculum. This allows education to be all-encompassing without separate study modules. We introduce the innovation through th
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Digital Co-Teaching
Technological progress changes teaching. At best, digitalization makes teachers’ jobs easier. With the Digital Co-Teaching, information and communication technologies can be genuinely welcomed to assi
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Lead Change in Your School Culture
This innovation allows you to transform the structures of leadership at your school and shift from a traditional power structure into a collaborative school culture.
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FightBack Pedagogy
The FightBack material is targeted especially at high schoolers from fifteen years old. It seeks to build young people's self-confidence and grow a mindset that is needed for overcoming adversity.
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High School Flow
Hobbies, part-time work and studies all take time in young people’s busy schedules. High School Flow provides exercises that help students improve their focusing and thinking skills during the school
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Student Agents
Student Agents equips young people to share their ICT skills with their whole school community, supporting and training teachers and students alike. This comprehensive models involves mapping out the
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Adventure Pedagogy
The innovation takes a holistic approach to game based learning. Adding game elements into teaching in any subject gives students the opportunity to influence their own learning in an inspirational wa
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Hello Ruby
Hello Ruby teaches programming in fun, creative ways by providing tools for children, parents and educators. The concept originally began as a successful children’s book that has now been published in
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Plant Academy
Plant Academy is a model for environmental and entrepreneurial education. Learning occurs in and through a greenhouse. This innovation illustrates a seasonal program for the whole year that allows any
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On Fire!
On Fire! leadership training teaches the skills needed to develop effective school practices. Using a variety of methods, participants address important challenges in education such as changes in soc
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From High School to University
A model for creating personalized learning paths from high school to university using virtual reality.
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So You Think You Can Muuv?
The dance workshop aims to combat lack of students’ physical activity, which has been on the rise in nearly all welfare states. The purpose of the dance workshops is to inspire all students to move op
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Personalized Learning Paths
This teaching method allows learning to be individualized according to each student's strengths, tendencies and temperaments, while they continue to work collaboratively in a social context.
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Your Choice
Junior high school students innovate and implement various lifestyle changes in their schools focusing on exercise and nutrition. The model is based on student-participation to create common goals and
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INTO
INTO is an innovation for carrying out a goal oriented and analytical crafts process. In this innovation the student will plan, recognize, verbalize and document a crafts project and the associated le
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Stress Free Area ®
The concept helps create sensory friendly environments by removing unconsciously disrupting factors from schoolrooms. The concept is implementable for teaching facilities as well as teachers’ rooms.
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Youth Work at Schools
This plan of action will bring school and youth services closer together. The aim is to foster a sense of community, enable participation, and facilitate early intervention.
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TET 2.0
TET 2.0 is a model created by the Aalto University Mind Research Group, where students get acquainted with the basics of working life through business problem solving. Students take initiative to seek
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Encounters
During Encounters students will get to know the stories of asylum seekers as told by the asylum seekers themselves. The goal is to increase dialogue in society. The lesson also teaches students the im
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Language, communication & technology
The innovation includes useful tips for teaching languages, with a special emphasis on language education aimed at strengthening students' ability to work in different language environments.
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Sports, Science & Health Lab
This innovation introduces a space designed for well-being and learning. The space facilitates physical activity and provides different devices to acquire physiological measurements, as well. These me
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INTO SCHOOL
INTO SCHOOL is a unique Finnish education concept & a complete teacher training program with the global goal of having creative and inclusive STEAM learning as an integral part of education. We bring
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The Goal Indicator
The Goal Indicator is a concrete tool for learning. It helps the student to understand the objectives and assessment criteria of a course. With the Goal Indicator, the teacher is able to use different
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A Year as an Entrepreneur - the JA Company Program
The program provides an educational institution a ready-made solution for teaching entrepreneurship, financial and working life skills and a fun and practical tool for students to learn. In the progra
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Triplet News
Triplet transforms the day’s news into educational material overnight. The application improves students’ media literacy and critical thinking skills through analyzing news. In addition, students will
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Buddyschool
In this innovation older and younger students gather together for study groups that are part of their school work. The older students plan the study group with the help of the teacher and are responsi
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Strong Together – Evolving School
In this innovation the students improve their school together with the rest of the school community. The focus is on learning and school satisfaction using a game. Everybody is involved: students, gua
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The Satakieli News
The innovation allows students to create media content and work in an inclusive environment with special-needs students as well as their non-disabled peers. Young people create news stories about topi
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Sustainable Future for the Whole School
Integrating sustainable future into the school culture using a student-centered approach to discover innovative energy solutions. Sustainable future encompasses energy production and collaboration wit
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Design Path for Schools
Design path is a basic method for solving problems creatively, teaching students to use design methods, and developing schools together with students. This method is suited for both smaller projects a
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School Culture of Team Learning
Team learning is a profound learning approach that also changes the school's operating culture; both the student and the teacher have their own independent role as a community player.
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Bringing Theater into the Classroom
This innovation describes three different ways for teachers to introduce methods from drama-based pedagogy and drama education into their lessons. This innovation was implemented city-wide, but you ca
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Kasvan Education
Kasvan is a web application for students, teachers, parents and the principle in K-12 Education. It aligns the curriculum learning goals in your school by visualizing them for all. The uniform underst
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Speaking and Participating
This model helps teachers support a multilingual environment where students can build their multilingual identity in a diverse classroom. The innovation provides teachers tools to build their own theo
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TACT
“TACT – Thinking, Acting And Creating Together” is a collaborative online platform. When used correctly, TACT provides versatile ways to participate and transparency in the workplace. This innovation
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Science education for young children
This innovation puts the child at the heart of science education using methods from project learning. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement a science education module in preschools
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Learning from Animals
The innovation teaches children self-sufficiency and life skills through animal care. Animals are integral in the school community – both in and out of the classroom. This model has been linked to pre
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Finnish PopUp School
The Finnish PopUp School is a temporary school established for international sporting events that makes it possible for children of athletes, spectators and tourists to attend school during a trip or
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ViLLE
The ViLLE eLearning path makes it possible to enhance and differentiate teaching. It introduces gamified, automatically assessed and motivating tasks into math, programming, and language teaching, whi
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Technology Education Class
In the Technology Education Class, students learn about everyday technology by doing things themselves and experimenting with project learning. Technology skills are modern craftmanship skills that ca
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The World’s Largest Parents’ Evening
The world is changing fast and so are schools. The goal of The World’s Largest Parents’ Evening is to share all the great things that are going on in schools and involve parents in this discussion.
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Paths to Math
Paths to Math is an electronic learning path for math that provides ready-to-use learning materials and a lesson plan for ages 11-16. Students' mathematical thinking skills improve and the attitudes t
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A Model for Sex Education
This innovation provides teachers the tools to build sex education that answers students' questions. The model lets the students participate creatively and helps them use reliable sources to answer th
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Mehackit
Mehackit provides robotics and programming courses for lower and upper secondary education. During the courses, students build technology projects and learn the basics of programming.
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The conflict resolution simulation
Conflicts can be resolved by teaching negotiation skills to young people. The Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) is an organisation founded by President and Peace Nobelist Martti Ahtisaari. It strives
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eTapIt
With the eTapIt concept, the student learns to develop a digital edugame from ideation, to planning content, to implementation. The teacher doesn’t need prior experience in game development in order t
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The Child-Oriented Model for Wellbeing
The child-oriented model for wellbeing improves students’ behavior and communication education with support in three stages. Students are given support that focuses on wellbeing and finding joy in lea
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Youth Academy
While most people agree that there should be more collaboration between schools and businesses, these good intentions still face plenty of obstacles. This innovation provides schools with examples of
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Schools on the Move
The aim of the Schools on the Move program is that every student under the age of fifteen exercises an hour a day. Every school can make school days more active in their own way. Schools on the Move p
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Teachers Without Borders
Teachers without Borders is a project in which Finnish teachers plan and implement teacher training and support improving pedagogical know-how in the development cooperation country.
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Be Active
Sports is a great way to bring students together. This package includes examples on how sports has been used to promote integration in two culturally diverse schools.
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CulturED
CulturED is a teacher training program that deals with prejudices, discrimination, racism and identity in relation to one’s own nationality. The purpose of the CulturED seminars is to explore these is
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Digitizing a rural school
The digital leap doesn’t need to be a leap into the unknown. A rural school can become digitized step by step, genuinely and methodically strengthening their own local identity as a part of the global
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Seppo
Seppo is an easy-to-use tool for teachers that makes lessons inspiring and motivating for students. Students solve problems in teams using mobile devices and teachers give feedback in real-time. Seppo
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Thank your teacher
Teachers often play a significant role in the lives of children and young people. So significant, in fact, that often the effects are reflected over several years, even up to adulthood.
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Teacher's Lesson
Teacher’s Lesson (Opentunti.fi) is a platform for developing teaching within the school, and across school and municipal boundaries. The platform facilitates teachers’ day-to-day work. Teachers can pl
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You Are...
You are… is a comprehensive set of learning material for identifying and developing one’s own strengths as well as those of peers and groups. It is based on the books of Finnish writer Jenni Pääskysaa
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Hug me! – collaborative digital learning
This model focuses on coaching learners towards emergent leadership; the ability to steer things in the right direction without the authority to do so, through social competence using collaboratively
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Ippo
The Ippo unit is built on sessions about different strengths. These sessions can be part of lessons in any subject. This unit helps students recognize their own strengths and build their learning skil
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Run, jump, learn!
Learning by doing is an effective way of generating in-depth understanding of a subject. Run, jump, learn! provides easy ways to incorporate physical activities into teaching.
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Internet of Things
This multidisciplinary programming unit is a model that allows programming to be applied to various different subjects. At the same time, students will have a chance to complete fun crafts and tech pr
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A Solution-Focused Mindset in A City
In the innovation, all elementary schools in the city are trained to use the solution-focused approach. The training makes it possible to use the approach in all communication and work between student
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Language Conscious Teaching
Language consciousness means being mindful of the features of texts and language as well as situations where language is used. This method especially supports first and second generation immigrant stu
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Hautomo
In this innovation, students carry out independent projects on something they are passionate about. Students invent new things and their creative process is supported by the course, outside partners a
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NEST
NEST is a model that helps you provide instruction that keeps every student on top of their studies. It considers students' different circumstances and needs.
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Collaboration between different aged learners
This project takes advantage of a wide range of pedagogy to promote collaborative learning. Students are given opportunities to participate in planning and carrying out learning goals, topics, differe
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VerDi
This innovation helps teachers and students learn digital skills utilizing methods from peer learning. Newly trained students teach younger students and thus skills are systematically passed down from
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Sail For Good
School on a sailboat is a flexible model of individual learning and promotes phenomenon-based learning in varied environments. In the case study presented, a child finishes their compulsory education
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Comprehensive co-teaching
Comprehensive co-teaching is a modern way for teachers to pool their strengths and skills, and plan, carry out and evaluate instruction and learning of two classes at once. In this new, bigger class s
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Campus Seminars
Expert-led talks designed to equip teachers with knowledge on a multitude of changes affecting the world today, from climate change and global health to robotics and artificial intelligence.
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Inclusive instruction
An inclusive school welcomes all students. This innovation gives you concrete ideas on how to implement inclusive instruction in elementary and high schools.
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Collegial Coaching
In teacher peer coaching, upper and lower secondary school teachers act as tutors for their community’s teaching staff, providing training, peer support and practical guidance to their colleagues. Thi
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3DBear
3D printing, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) take Maker Culture and studying STEAM subjects at school to a whole new level. This model presents how to utilize new technologies from a p
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Young Business Generations
Young Business Generations offers a digital business course unit for upper secondary education. Courses are based on innovative pedagogical solutions and materials from real life business partners.
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Reading Grandmas and Grandpas
Reading Grandmas and Grandpas visit schools to help students struggling with reading. During the reading session, the student gets positive reinforcement and the undivided attention of a trained Readi
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Mutku Maker Space
The innovation transforms a school space into an environment that supports creative thinking and brainstorming. The space plays a part in design education, as well. Mutku Maker Space provides a creati
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Members of Parliament go to School
Social studies can feel unfamiliar to children and young people. With this innovation, students get the opportunity to see how members of Parliament work and talk about issues that concern their local
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The Gaming Room
The Gaming Room is a space created and built in schools where learning takes place through games. The space functions as a new kind of learning environment both during and outside lessons.
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