Finns and Chinese train teachers together
Finland University and Beijing Institute of Education (BIE) have teamed up to develop professional training of teachers in China.
To launch the collaboration, the director of BIE He Jinsong and his team visited Finland earlier this month. The delegation learned about Finnish teacher education and training as well as visited teacher training schools and met the Minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen. The visitors also witnessed how Finns are applying new educational methodologies and designing modern learning environments.
The collaboration covers many areas in education, including professional development of Chinese teachers, student-teacher exchange programmes, joint research projects and publishing teaching resource materials.
The Beijing institute of Education is responsible for further professional development of about 200 000 teachers in Beijing area.
“BIE collaborates with a number of institutions overseas and we would certainly hope to be one of the principal collaborators,” notes Pekka T. Saavalainen, CEO of Finland University.
Finland University is the international education brand and marketing and sales company of four Finnish research universities. Currently Finland University is delivering programmes for customers based in South East Asia, China, Latin America and the Middle East.
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