Finland Attachment Programme 2016/17

In August 2016, the Education Bureau (EDB) piloted an Attachment Programme in Finland (the Programme) that allowed participants to gain in-depth knowledge and first-hand experience of the Finnish education system – one that is internationally acclaimed for its education success. The Programme was first proposed by COTAP as a new type of continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for the teaching profession and was materialised after months of liaison and planning by the Professional Development and Training Division, EDB.

Seven serving teachers and school leaders as well as five EDB officers joined the Programme. To better meet their needs and enhance the relevance of the programme, the three-week programme combines two distinct types of CPD activities–i. talks/ expert sessions/ visits and ii. school attachment. Upon completion, all participants agreed that they had benefited profoundly from the learning experience.

Date : 28 August - 17 September 2016




e-Learning Package – Entrepreneurship Education in Finland

To facilitate a more effective sharing and wider dissemination of insights gained from the experience, it was decided that an e-learning package be developed on top of the Study Report to explore a specific topic in a more comprehensive and detailed way with members of the teaching profession and the public.

To this end, Entrepreneurship Education (EE) in Finland, which is one of the 7 transversal competences and key elements in the Finnish Core Curriculum, has been chosen as a topic for in-depth sharing and this e-learning package has been developed based on participants’ observations during the Programme and first-hand information collected from lesson observation, interviews and materials available.