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Implementing the New Core Curriculum

During Fall 2016 Finnish schools will implement a completely new and innovative core curriculum that has come into international acclaim. The new core curriculum encourages schools to implement phenomena-based learning and cross-curricular themes as well as to promote a focus on holistic school Mission Statements. What is the process of implementing a new core curriculum like in Finland? How do we involve different participants (teachers, policy makers, principals) in the process? What kind of support is provided for schools when the curriculum is implemented? How will the be process assessed? This experiment will describe and assess the first steps of this challenging process.

What are the goals you are looking to achieve with the experiment?

HundrED will be following the implementation of Finland’s new national core curriculum from the viewpoint of students, parents, teachers and schools with an additional focus on the different parties involved in the curriculum’s processes.

What is the idea of the experiment?

The experiment consists of three sections:

  • The Finnish Board of Education will provide insight on the processes involved in the planning and implementation of the new national core curriculum.

  • Lappeenranta education providers will be demonstrating how parents can be involved in the daily processes of the curriculum.

  • Sodankylä will be addressing the curriculum from a student point of view.

The material developed based on the experiment will be created in the fall of 2016.


Lappeenranta, Mari Routti, mari.routti@lappeenranta.fi

Sodankylä municipality, Sivistystoimenjohtaja Risto Varis, risto.varis@sodankyla.fi, Anne Onnela, anne.onnela@sodankyla.fi ja Irja-Kaisa Lakkala, irja-kaisa.lakkala@sodankyla.fi

Contact Information

Organization: Opetushallitus

Website: www.oph.fi