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Within the Finnish Government, the Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for developing educational, science, cultural, sport and youth policies and international cooperation in these fields.  The Minister of Education and Culture, Ms. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is responsible for matters, which fall under the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Sanni Grahn-Laasonen appointed Minister of Education and Culture

GrahnLaasonen_vaakakuva_LauraKotila_1Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (The National Coalition Party) was appointed Minister of Education and Culture in the newly elected government at the presidential session of the Government.

As Minister of Education and Culture, Grahn-Laasonen will handle matters relating to education, science, culture, youth and sport.

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The new core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning

pojatThe new core curriculum for basic education will be introduced in schools in August 2016. The curriculum emphasises the joy of learning and the pupils´ active role. It is based on the learning conception that positive emotional experiences, collaborative working and interaction as well as creative activity enhance learning.

The Finnish National Board of Education has confirmed the new national core curriculum for basic education. 

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Basic education of the future – Let's turn the trend!

tulevaisuuden_peruskouluFinnish education has received international acclaim for its high quality. In recent years, however, national and international evaluations have indicated a decline in the learning outcomes of pupils completing their basic education. The significance of competence and learning in future society and motivation and teaching were selected as the flagship themes of the project Basic education of the future – Let's turn the trend!

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Every child in Finland has the same educational starting point

varhaiskasvatusFinnish children are now obliged by law to be taught before entering primary school . The new preschool education law came into effect on 1 January. Previously, preschool education was the child’s prerogative in Finland.
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