7 Education Organizations That Empower Students Worldwide

| January 9, 2019

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This year, the HundrED Innovation Summit was held in conjunction with the first annual Helsinki Education Week (HEW). The event organized by the city of Helsinki, Helsinki school district, and HundrED spanned locations around the city and welcomed international learning experts and developers, as well as Helsinki teachers, students, and parents.I visited Etu-Töölö Upper Secondary School, which specializes in phenomenon-based learning, an inquiry-based learning model in which students research real-world issues from multiple entry points and subject areas. While I visited classrooms, I spoke to teenage students to learn more about their thematic-based, yearlong projects, conducted in small groups. Some projects focused on fashion design, medieval storytelling, building a geographical board game, and the psychological impacts of tsunamis on society. I asked students: What qualities do you enjoy the most about this approach to learning? Their collective response: collaboration.

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