Presentation on theme: "SWEDEN 2004 A visit to the town of Boras; making comparisons, looking for evidence of Thinking Skills."— Presentation transcript:
SWEDEN 2004 A visit to the town of Boras; making comparisons, looking for evidence of Thinking Skills.
Hotel City Boras
Welcome to Boras Meeting at Town Hall Meeting at Town Hall Overview of education philosophy Overview of education philosophy Summary of finances Summary of finances Explanation of stages of education Explanation of stages of education Details of teacher training Details of teacher training
Pre-school experience Small numbers of children Small numbers of children Few resources Few resources Children responsible for own actions Children responsible for own actions Trust Trust Be a good citizen Be a good citizen Bubble pool Bubble pool White room White room
Primary School Start early in morning Start early in morning Vertical housing Vertical housing Small classes Small classes Empty rooms to use Empty rooms to use Adult furniture Adult furniture Independence Independence Calm, no discipline problems, respect Calm, no discipline problems, respect Children work through programme Children work through programme Massage ! Massage !
Secondary School Small class groups Small class groups Planned curriculum Planned curriculum Limited ICT Limited ICT Limited Creative Arts Limited Creative Arts Relationships important Relationships important Respect, self respect Respect, self respect Independent learners Independent learners
Staff well-being ! Coffee breaks Coffee breaks Early end to teaching day to allow to plan with colleagues Early end to teaching day to allow to plan with colleagues Built in staff exercise/recreation programme Built in staff exercise/recreation programme Staff rooms…the right message Staff rooms…the right message