The Finhow Guide offers a comprehensive approach to the Finnish way of thinking and doing things regarding early learning. The guide contains not only suggestions on curriculum, learning areas and transversal competencies, exercises, activities and example curriculums, but also the mindsets, values, and routines that support the pedagogy and methods that go with it when a school becomes a Finhow International Education Member School.
The Finhow Guide helps to understand the core principles of Finnish pedagogy in ECEC and gives a comprehensive introduction to the Finnish National Curriculum for early childhood and care.
The Finhow Guide gives guidance to implementing the Finnish pedagogical approach in everyday practices of early childhood education regardless of which curriculum the kindergarten follows.
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.