The educational collection includes the museum items that visitors can touch and use. These items are catalogued and their use is monitored. The collection only includes donated items.
This collection was established in 1987 with the opening of the Kylämäki Village in Kurala. The items in the collection are used in the demonstrations of old work methods and life styles. Museum guests are allowed to use the objects. The collection helps conserve intangible cultural heritage attached to the objects.
Brighten up the school day
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art offers many ways to revitalise your teaching. Modern art often awakens the senses and takes a stand on political issues and history. Fine arts can morph into literature, carry knowledge on other cultures or illustrate the physics of light and colour. Think outside the box and include the museum in your curriculum.
The museum’s main exhibition includes an 18th century drawing room and chambers from the days of medical doctor Pipping. The oldest remaining pharmacy interior in Finland, from 1858, and workrooms dating from the self-sufficient period of the pharmacy are on display in the most recent section of the building.
Guided tours are organised in the summer and the Christmas holiday season. Guided tours for groups ordered in advance are organised throughout the year in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English.
Turku Castle is a top destination for field trips
Head for Turku Castle with your class! We offer powerful experiences for students of all ages with educational tours and workshops. Browse the links and see what we have to offer. Contact us so that we can design together a field trip package deal that suits your needs.
For classes from Turku schools the entrance is free of charge outside field trip hours.
Differentiation is based on knowledge about the student and is the starting point of all teaching. It applies to:
- extent and depth of studying
- rhythm and progress of studying
- students’ different ways of learning
Differentiation is based on the students’ needs and possibilities to:
Learning can be enhanced by using information and communication technologies (ICT) in various ways. At the same time the student will learn important working and information society skills for postgraduate studies and working life. In the new curriculums the role of ICT is emphasized and suitable technology is present in all learning in a way that is appropriate considering the age group and learning contents starting from early childhood education.
Basic education implements the child’s rights for learning and personal well-being. The modules that support teaching strengthen the children’s involvement, activity, and knowledge of culture and nature, and encourage the children to exercise, examine, express themselves, and experience art and entrepreneurship amongst other things.
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Teaching in schools is based on the curriculum, which in turn is based on laws and regulations. The curriculum illustrates practical school work and all schools must follow it, which means it is a standard. The National Board of Education has approved the national core curriculum of basic education, and the municipality-specific section of Turku City basic education curriculum for years 1–9 is based on it. Additionally, school-specific specifications for organizing teaching have been described on the schools’ curriculums or school year plans.
Basic education means general education for the entire age group and it covers school years from 1 to 9. Basic education is free of charge and its objective is to provide the abilities and competence for the studies of the next education phase. Teaching is based on the accepted curriculum.