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  1. Welcome to Turku Teacher Training School

  2. WELCOME TO TURUN NORMAALIKOULUTeacher Training School in Turku • The school of the Faculty of Education, University of Turku • The largest teacher training school in one locality • There are all levels of basic education (grades 1-9) and upper secondary school

  3. Administrative principal Veli-Matti Hakanen veli-matti.hakanen@utu.fi Principal of basic education (grades 1-9) Annika Hongisto annika.hongisto@utu.fi Principal of upper secondary school Marjut Kleemola marjut.kleemola@utu.fi Principal of Turku International school Vesa Valkila vesa.valkila@utu.fi

  4. TNK in numbers • 1100 pupils (age distribution: 7 – 19 ) • 240 of the pupils study in TIS • 100 teachers • other staff 20 • 85 student teachers at primary school • 250 student teachers in subject teacher training • school building 10 000 m2 (built 1980)

  5. Multicultural school • 30 native languages spoken • Basic education: 52 % • Upper secondary: 19% of the students speaks other language than Finnish as their mother tongue • Russian, Albanian, Arabian, Somalian, Vietnamese (over 30 nationalities)

  6. Duties of teacher training school • Providing teaching for the comprehensive and upper secondary school levels • Supervision of teacher trainees • Teaching experiments • Research • Inservice training and education • Taking care of teaching in TIS

  7. Our specialities • Bilingual education in English (1st gr …) • MYP Programme (in grades 5 – 9) & • IB Diploma Programme • Distance learning, virtual courses • Unesco School since 1999 • Co-operation both at national and international level is of high importance

  8. Special education; educational equality and equal educational services A pedagogicassesment, need for moresupport, integration/specialclass An individual education plan, integration, temporary special teaching, remedial teaching, assistant’s help No specialconcern

  9. At the moment • Multiculturalism: teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students • Entrepreneurship education • IT in classrooms • International teacher trainees

  10. And to Turku International School

  11. TURKU INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL • The city of Turku established and opened the school in August 2003 • Teacher training school of Turku (Turun normaalikoulu, University of Turku) is responsible for the teaching • Amount of students: 240 (in 7.9.2011) • grades 1-6: 120 • grades 7-9: 61 • IB Programme: 59

  12. The task of Turku International School • to provide high quality teaching to foreign children whose family has moved to Turku area temporarily or permanently, and • to the Finns who have lived for years abroad and moved back to Finland • to help Turku and other towns in the region, universities and companies to realize their strategies of internationalization • to tempt foreign experts and workers to move to Turku area

  13. Students background

  14. Nationalities * 27 differentlanguages, about 30 nationalities - 12 The USA - 6 Canada, 6 Great Britain, 6 The Netherlands - 5 Russia, 5 Germany, 5 India, 5 Pakistan - 4 Japan, 4 China * Moststudents live in Turku, butalso in Kaarina, Lieto, Parainen and Raisio

  15. Curriculum • The Finnish National Curriculum • Grades 5-9 are using both the Finnish National Curriculum and IBO’s MYP • Upper secondary: IB Diploma Programme • International teacher trainees • Club activities (after school hours) • An active PTA (Parent Partnership)

  16. At the moment • Multiculturalism: teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students • Entrepreneurship education • IT in classrooms • International teacher trainees

  17. Essential Question How can we maximize the academic success of students in a multicultural school?

  18. The Reputation of the Finnish Education Learning Outcomes, Participation, Equality and Efficiency 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010

  19. Teachers Source: Taloussanomat

  20. Useful addresses • www.minedu.fi(Ministry of Education) • www.oph.fi (National Board of Education) • www.tnk.utu.fi • www.tis.utu.fi