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How does Finland's education model compare to Montessori? Part 2

Their Shared Philosophy: A Child-Centered Approach The greatest similarity between the Montessori and HEI Schools philosophies is that they are both child-centered. Grounded in the belief that early childhood is a time ...

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Family

How does Finland's education model compare to Montessori? Part 1

As a parent, choosing the type of early childhood education appropriate for your child can be challenging. There are a variety of well-established alternative preschool models, such as Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio ...

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Family

Expanding the circle of compassion in the time of global crisis

By: Professor Lasse Lipponen, Early Childhood Education professor at University of Helsinki and Co-Founder of HEI Schools Who do you care about the most? Who would you help in their time of need? For many of us, the ...

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teachers

4 Ways We Localize the HEI Schools Learning Center Concept

One of the most common questions we receive is how we localize the HEI Schools Learning Center concept. Though based on the Finnish curriculum and model of early childhood education and care, we have developed methods ...

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Family

Parents: Are you a Gardener or a Carpenter?

  With the COVID-19 crisis closing schools and sending workers home, many parents will be spending a significant amount of time with their children in the next few weeks as children learn remotely. At HEI Schools, ...

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Company news

University of Helsinki’s Educational Sciences Ranks 23rd in the World

We are proud to announce that our shareholder and partner, University of Helsinki, has been ranked 23rd in the world for Educational Sciences in the 2020 QS World University rankings. This is the third consecutive year ...

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Education

Nordic Know-How: Teaching Children About Themselves & the World

Nordic education systems, and indeed Nordic values, are renowned the world over. Why? Source: HEI Schools In a recent New York Times opinion piece, “This is How Scandinavia Got Great,”* author David Brooks argues that ...

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HEI Schools Expands Into Malaysia with Curriculum Partnership — HEI Schools

Pictured left to right: Mr Mohamed Farid, Mr Eero Väisänen, Ambassador Petri Puhakka, Ms Mardhiah Zain, Ms Syahirah Hanim Jermadi, and Mr Heikki Vartia. Helsinki International Schools Group (HEI Schools), a Finnish ...

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Education

Children Study Better in Calm Environments

A recent study has shown that visually rich surroundings distract children from their studies, while less distracting environments improve their performance. A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Child ...

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