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.