Pia Jormalainen, CEO & Co-founder
New Nordic School
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Why did you create this innovation?
Current systems of education are outdated. Our children need a different skill set that includes critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. We believe that no one should be judged at any given moment; every student has potential. We encourage and support them to share their learning not through standardized tests but through evidence of authentic, enduring understanding.
How does your innovation work in practice?
The New Nordic School Educational System is a fully-integrated interdisciplinary system that empowers students to explore their natural creativity, discover their true passions, and shape their own future. The pre-K to grade 12 system consists of the Nordic Baccalaureate curriculum, pedagogy, and Smart Learning Platform.
The Nordic Baccalaureate curriculum provides personalized and purposeful learning from pre-K through to grade 12. The curriculum has been designed to empower students to shape their own future and is built upon Finland’s renowned curriculum which promotes personalized learning, discovery, collaboration, and student involvement. Our pedagogical approach moves from a teacher-led classroom to a learning environment where students are empowered to lead their own learning, supported by teachers. Our Smart Learning Platform automates planning, creates dynamic suggestions of grouping and activities, and suggests next steps of personalized learning for students and teachers.
How has it been spreading?
Currently, the New Nordic School Education System has been implemented in four schools around the world. The pandemic has brought with it challenges in implementing the system in physical schools, but at the same time, it has brought new opportunities for online and blended learning. In 2021, New Nordic School partner schools will be opening in India, France, and other markets.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Whether it's our full K-12 educational system, stages of it, or our consulting services, the New Nordic School team is here to discuss your needs and identify the right solutions for your new or existing school. Please get in touch with us at email@example.com or fill in our contact form at www.newnordic.school/contact for more information.