Chinese interest in Finnish nursery education

This is not the first example of European primary education providers seeking to launch in the Chinese market. Photo credit – Pixabay

 

Finland’s nursery education model, which is centred around the concept of phenomenon-based learning, is being introduced in China.

 

That’s according to specialist publication Nursery World, who report that HEI schools, which was formed by the former Finnish education secretary, has opened its first school in China.

There are already plans to roll-out the model, which according to Nursery World is based on the idea that ”the most intensive learning happens through free play” in many other Chinese cities. The original school is in Baotou.

This is not the first example of European primary education providers seeking to launch in the Chinese market.

In July, we reported that the British Government is encouraging British nursery education providers to consider expanding to China.

Apparently, the British Department for International Trade is planning a trip to China for 10 group nursery leaders.

In a way, this will be a trade mission, giving the leaders the chance to learn about nursery education in China, and ways in which co-operation between British and Chinese providers may be enhanced.

The scheme will be part of the ‘China Education is GREAT’ campaign by the Department for International Trade, and will involve visits to Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. 

It forms one of a number of recent trade efforts by the British Government, highlighting areas where the UK has potential to grow overseas relationships, particularly in the shadow of Brexit.

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid

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