School Leadership Program Finland

Asian College of Teachers’ School Leadership Program is a one-week extensive course designed to provide aspirants with the opportunity to observe and learn child-centered teaching techniques, communicate with experienced educational leaders regarding teaching strategies and get acquainted with the Finnish education system, along with discovering the beautiful scenery and culture of the Scandinavian country.

School Leadership Program Finland

  • Educational leaders, senior teachers, principals and middle managers who are looking to develop their management and leadership qualities and gain insights on Finnish education system to add to their knowledge base, will benefit from the School Leadership Program.
  • Visit the future school of Finland to get hands on experience of various teaching techniques, communicate with experienced leaders for insights on teacher preparation time, various expectations and peer observation and understand the importance of technology in education.
  • Receive the globally renowned and accepted Asian College of Teachers certificate after successfully completing the course which will add value to their resume.
  • Simultaneously, travel around the beautiful country of Finland, which is well-known for its education systems, historical architecture and mesmerising scenic beauty. Also, discover the vibrant and wonderful city of Helsinki with the guided tour.

The School Leadership Program is a thorough one week program designed to give the candidates a feel of the Finnish education excellence. The program focuses on acquainting the candidates about the Finnish education and school system and get familiar with the local culture while experiencing the opulent Finnish nature. The program includes preparing experienced or aspiring educational leaders with hands on experience and school visits along with observing differentiated, child-centred instruction and experiential learning. Candidates will get the opportunity to speak to the leaders and educators regarding the strategies and teacher preparation time, various expectations, collegial work, feedback and peer observation. The one week study tour program is specially designed for educational leaders, senior teachers, stake holders, rectors, middle managers in schools who are willing to upgrade their leadership skills by a notch and to gain a complete understanding about Finnish education. The candidates will also get a chance to visit the future school of Finland. All in all, the program has been tailored to give candidates an opportunity to explore Finnish pedagogy along with architecture, nature and technology in an in-depth manner.

The educational visits will take place in some of the schools which are not only best in Finland but also in the world and has been highly appreciated by visitors. The school visits will give the candidates a scope to observe and learn about the everyday activities in schools. Besides the visits, candidates will also get to attend interesting and informative workshops on several relatable topics that will give an idea about the future schools, virtual space, phenomena based learning etc. Candidates will be guided within the Helsinki area in Southern Finland proceeding to Oulu and up to Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle.

Finland is the sixth largest country in Western Europe and the country shares its borders with Sweden in the northwest, Norway in the north and Russia in the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland with Estonia on the other side. Finland is a Nordic country and together with Scandinavia, is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. Culture wise Finland has always been part of the Western civilization and among the Nordic countries (together with Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland), but Finnish culture is deeply influenced by Russian culture but over the years it has evolved into a distinct Finnish culture.

Helsinki is the capital of Finland. It is a vibrant city that has a seaside and is full of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city has a laid back rhythm yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and picturesque beauty.

Hollola is the municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region.

Suomenlinna is also known as the ‘fortress of Finland’ which straddles a cluster of car-free islands connected together by bridges. The UNESCO World Heritage site was originally built by the Swedes as Sveaborg in the mid 18th century that includes several museums, former bunkers and fortress walls, as well as Finland's only remaining WWII submarine which are quite fascinating to explore.

Apart from visiting the beautiful and breathtaking places, the Leadership Program in Finland will provide the candidates with the necessary exposure required to upgrade oneself as the educational leader of tomorrow. They can visit schools, educational institutions and companies with particular focus on:

  • Finnish School System and curriculum development
  • Kindergarten and comprehensive schools
  • Vocational and higher education
  • Teacher training
  • Finnish school design
  • Technology development and educational technology solutions
  • Strategic leadership and innovations
  • Living labs and pilot projects

The School Leadership program by ACT will provide the educational leaders with the required upgradation along with helping them gain valuable exposure. The benefits of the program are as follows:

  • Eye opening experience and new views on the approaches to teaching and learning
  • It explores a teachers’ freedom and autonomy over testing and assessing performance and Knowledge about the teachers’ preparation (at university level and in training schools)
  • The program provides excellent examples on Integration between Technology, Architecture/Learning environment, human interaction, and textbooks
  • It helps in the understanding of how Technology works in the field of education
  • The program will benefit in getting inspiration and motivation for innovations in your own school
  • Gaining substantial information about Finland and Finnish culture

Day 1 :

  • Arrival to Helsinki
  • Accommodation in Helsinki

Day 2 :

  • Welcome address.
  • Opening of the Finnish Education Study Tour
  • Introduction to Finnish Education System and discussion about specific features of the Finnish education (Expert session)
  • Lunch
  • Comprehensive school visit

Day 3 :

  • Start from hotel by bus from Helsinki to Hollola.
  • Visit to kindergarten & primary school (Hollola)
  • Lunch
  • Visit to secondary school (Hollola)
  • Back in Helsinki

Day 5:

  • Visit to teacher training school
  • Lunch
  • Workshop & Question and Answer session, Receiving certificates
  • Break
  • Gala Dinner

Day 6:

  • Visit to Suomenlinna Island
  • Lunch
  • Helsinki sight seeing
  • Shopping and free time in Helsinki

Day 7:

  • Departure Day

Interested candidates can avail the program at a fee of 1, 52,000 INR

In addition to the program fee the participants need to pay approx 65,000 INR – 70,000 INR for airfare, visa and insurance.

Date : 21st - 28th August 2018 and 1st to 8th October 2018 (Schools in Finland close on 3 June & reopen on 12 Aug)

Inclusions:

  • The complete program as indicated in the itinerary
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation on a twin share basis, single supplement will be extra at actual
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch + 1 Gala Dinner
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • 1 full day excursion / sightseeing
  • Visa Support Letter

Exclusions:

  • Cost of visit to the Embassy for the Visa & to catch the flight
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature including telephones, laundry etc

Notes :

  • Detailed itinerary including, hotels, timings, venues etc will be provided 15 days prior to travel
  • Veg. & Non Veg. Lunches will be provided on all days, all dinners except the Gala Dinner will be on your own, there are several Indian restaurants & suitable list will be provided
  • GST @ 5.00 % will be extra at actual

Payment :

  • 50 % at the time of Registration & balance 50 % is to be paid 30 days prior to departure / in case departure is less than 30 days 100% payment will be needed at the time of registration

Bank - HDFC Bank Limited

Account Holder Name - TTA Training Private Limited

Bank Branch & Address - Gr Floor and 1st Floor, Samskruti chambers, No 103 K.H. Road, Bangalore - 560027, Karnataka

If cancelled 90 days prior to the departure a 10% cancellation charge will be applicable

In all cases a minimum processing fee of Rs 5000 pp will be non - refundable

Visa fees once applied cannot be refunded

If for any reason whatsoever if a visa is rejected or has to be applied again visa fees will have to be paid for the second time

Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is a significant name in the field of teacher education in Asia and is committed to excellence in preparing global educators and educational leaders of tomorrow willing to fetch skills and upgrade their knowledge in respective arenas of education. ACT designs tailor-made programs and workshops and promises to exhibit the high standard of training and likely courses that help to gain both the academic and the personal skills required to flourish.

ACT has been the proud recipient of Asia Pacific Achievers’ Award in 2016 and Indian Education Awards in 2017 and has been ranked second by the Higher Education Review in the Top 10 Promising Digital Learning Portals in India - 2017. ACT equips the aspiring educators with essential training, skills and the latest methodologies that are required to excel as a teaching professional and educational leader. It has made a mark in the field of teacher education owing to the quality teachers that it produces, keeping up with the global education standard and the number of awards won for excellence. Asian College of Teachers has earned global reputation for imparting specially designed courses in educating and training teachers and boasts of a splendid record of 25,000 alumni.

Asian College of Teachers is always on the lookout for excellence as it does its best towards imparting the skills to future teaching aspirants in the field of teaching along with other courses relating to the field of education with a focus to prepare educators fit to lead varied classrooms across the globe.

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I am knowledgeable, experienced and confident after completion of the training. I am looking forward to more courses from ACT and further enhancement of life and learning. The trainers were nice and have got suggestions and information that were very helpful.

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