On Tuesday, the month of the changed understanding of studying has begun in Tallinn's educational institutions, which has taken the baton from the month of smart technologies.
There will be more than 200 events in the capital's schools and kindergartens throughout May, during which it will be possible to exchange experiences applying new concepts of studying.
According to vice-mayor Mikhail Kylvart, understanding of the stidying, competent and motivated teachers and principals of schools, continuous studying and digital revolution in it are not just words from the Estonian strategy of ongoing studying 2020.
"Step by step we are implementing this strategy, - said Kylwart. - But changes in the education system do not happen immediately. On the one hand, we combine long-standing traditions and the best modern methods of studying, and on the other hand – we create opportunities for the integrated obtaining of new knowledge in various spheres ".
Estonian school kids are ones of the best in the world by level of knowledge; this is confirmed by the results of PISA tests. However, in a traditional school, it is more often noticed that there is a loss of interest in studying, boredom, and according to the PIAAC research, the knowledge gained at school is quickly forgotten.
Obviously, the process of studying should become closer to life and more interesting for both students and teachers. According to the leading expert of the Tallinn Department of Education Viivi Lock, the department together with the Tallinn schools and kindergartens searches and applies new methods of organizing the educational process.
The month program of the changed understanding of studying includes hiking, detective games, unusual lessons and other ways to diversify the educational process that specialists can learn from colleagues.