Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in edtech

Help shape next 100 years of education

HundrED, invites educators around the world to share their innovations and ideas for transforming teaching and learning

Posted by Hannah Oakman | June 21, 2016 | International

As part of a worldwide project linked to Finland’s centenary of independence, Helsinki-based non-profit global education initiative, HundrED, invites educators around the world to share their innovations and ideas for transforming teaching and learning practices.

The two-year project will bring together a vision of education for the next 100 years, collecting 100 innovations from Finland and a further 100 from around the world, along with commentary from global thought leaders. The findings will be documented as a book, a documentary and, a series of international seminars and as a toolkit for teachers, all shared with the world for free. 

Finland has frequently been hailed for having one of the best and most progressive education systems in the world. The aim of HundrED is to help Finland maintain its world-leading status in education, and to become a global centre for sharing best practice and innovations.

Saku Tuominem, founder of HundrED, said: “Future generations will no doubt have to face some tough challenges, and how we educate them now determines how well they rise to the occasion. The model of education used in most countries has not changed significantly in the last 100 years, but there are so many ideas and so much inspiration within the education that we can share to reinvigorate teaching and learning. That’s why we created HundrED. True reform should come from everywhere, not just from the top down, or the bottom up. It’s our job to help bring these innovative ideas together and to share them with the world. HundrED is intended as a gift for teachers, students and policy makers.”

Ken Robinson, educator, speaker and author, said: “Improving and transforming education isn't like curing an unfathomable illness, where we have no idea what to do. There are great programs and schools everywhere that are doing wonderful, transformative work with students and communities. HundrED aims to bring those ideas and experiences together to enrich and inform educational change around the world. Working with inspirational teachers and principal is at the heart of it all.”

Teachers, practitioners and educators can submit their own innovations for consideration by the expert advisory board here: https://hundred.fi/innovations

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in edtech

Related stories

Cyber security in education

The STEM Gender Equality Congress returns for 2017

Infographic: Technology and Education

Can mobile technology enhance the school day?

Consider the Real STEM Competition

Singapore Government provides platform for education

Smart Procurement

Breaking Barriers In Education with 3D Printing

Reality check

Leadership key to edtech success

Market place - view all

Specktron

Specktron is a manufacturer and supplier of pioneering audiovisual ...

Saville

We are Saville Audio Visual - AV with a Difference
Saville is...

BENQ

BenQ Corporation is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells a...

AVG

AVG Antivirus offers a range of products that are ideal for Educati...

Listen technologies

Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enr...

NEC

NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet...