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We host special webinars with invited guests several times a year. You can see our past special webinars in the
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Get Your Math Glasses On! Boy with lego blocks

Get Your Math Glasses On! Learning Mathematical Skills in Early Education

Mathematical skills develop early in young children, and there are several ways to encourage them. Special guest Professor Minna Hannula-Sormunen from the University of Turku shares her research and practical examples for the classroom.

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Who Let the Pedagogues Out? Boy exploring the outdoors

Who Let The Pedagogues Out? Exploring Outdoor Pedagogy

Outdoor pedagogy is becoming increasingly popular these days, and we dive into the topic in this webinar. Two of our HEI Schools pedagogical experts share practical examples for the classroom and discuss their own research in this field.

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Play-based STEAM education in the early years - girl enjoying science

Play-based STEAM Education in the Early Years with Kide Science

Pedagogical experts from Kide Science and HEI Schools discuss STEAM and how to harness children's natural creativity and imagination in STEAM education. They share some example activities, conduct a science experiment and answer participants' questions.

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Facts & Myths about Finnish Education with Pasi Sahlberg

Facts & Myths about Finnish Education with Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish educator, author, policymaker and expert in education, advises schools around the world and published six books about the subject. He joins us to address common facts & myths about Finnish education.

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Special needs and inclusion - inclusive classroom

Special needs and Inclusion

Researcher Noora Heiskanen from the University of Eastern Finland and Professor Lasse Lipponen from the University of Helsinki discuss how inclusion works in Finnish early education. They also share ways to to put it into practice in the classroom.

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Finnish early education in practice - teacher and child

Finnish early education in practice

HEI Schools professionals and mothers Anna-Maija Kuokkanen, Tiina Daifi and Imelda Halim discuss practical implementation and personal observations about Finnish play-based pedagogy and education in other countries.

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Affective Pedagogical Relationships for Infant-Toddlers: teacher and children

Affective Pedagogical Relationships for Infant-Toddlers (0-3 years old)

Infant-toddler pedagogical experts, Dr. Gloria Quiñones from Monash University in Australia and Professor Lasse Lipponen from the University of Helsinki in Finland, discuss pedagogy for children ages 0 to 3 years old in practice.

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Finnish Early Childhood Education in the Southeast Asian Context - teacher and children

Finnish Early Childhood Education in the Southeast Asian Context

Anna Korpi, Counsellor of Education and Science at the Finnish Embassy in Singapore, and Professor Lasse Lipponen from the University of Helsinki compare Finland and Southeast Asia in terms of educational culture and ECE practices.

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Hybrid Learning with Play-Based Pedagogy

Hybrid Learning with Play-based Pedagogy

Marja-Sisko Pohjola, an experienced online & hybrid model educator from Finland, presents practical tips & experiences about how to teach children online with the Finnish play-based model. Marja-Sisko has 18 years of experience with early years pedagogy and teaching in both Finland and the UAE.

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Empathy and Compassion in ECE - girls hugging

Empathy and Compassion in Early Childhood Education

Professor Lasse Lipponen from the University of Helsinki discusses the importance of empathy and compassion in early childhood education. He shares research-based theory and perspectives, as well as practical examples.

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Early Childhood Education and Assessment - boy playing

Early Childhood Education and Assessment

Jaakko Skantsi, Counsellor of Education & Science at the Finnish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Dr. Rachel Takriti from UAE University, and Professor Lasse Lipponen from the University of Helsinki discuss assessment in Finnish early education.

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