LEARNING EVERYDAY, LEARNING ALL THE TIME

HEI CURRICULUM OVERVIEW


The HEI Schools model for international preschools and primary schools is developed in cooperation with the University of Helsinki and based on principles of Finnish early education and primary education.

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest university in Finland. It has repeatedly been ranked among the world's top universities. The Department of Teacher Education of the University of Helsinki is the most versatile unit providing teacher education in Finland.

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EXPLORING AND INTERACTING WITH THE WORLD AROUND THEM.


Exploration and curiosity are key elements of learning. We promote children’s natural abilities to observe, analyze and understand the world around them. We support the development of children’s linguistic and mathematical skills through different everyday activities. We strengthen children’s relationship with nature and the surrounding environment through science and environmental education.

Learning area includes:

Linguistic skills

Mathematic skills

Science & Environmental skills

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UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD WE LIVE IN


We support children in understanding the diversity in their local community, as well as the practices that activate respect for diversity. We support children’s growth as conscious human beings and help them to understand what it means to be an ethically responsible member of society.

Learning area includes:

Cultural competence

Ethics education

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LEARNING FORMS OF EXPRESSION


We familiarize them with different art forms and their cultural heritage.

We offer children opportunities to express themselves through musical activities, visual arts/crafts and bodily/verbal expression.

Learning area includes:

Musical activities

Crafts & visual expression

Verbal & bodily expression

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PRACTICING A HEALTHY WAY OF LIVING


We focus on building a strong foundation for a healthy way of living which consists of physical activity, nutrition, rest, self-care and care of others. This learning area supports other learning areas and helps children manage their daily life and routines.

Learning area includes:

Socio-emotional competence

Physical wellbeing