Espoon yhteislyseon lukio

Upper secondary school

M.Sc. Lauri Hellsten (      laurihellsten)

math and physics teacher (9 years in the profession)

working in the University of Helsinki regarding assessment and in-service teacher training

updating education in curriculum and assessment with ICT

 

  • About 350 students in the upper secondary school
    • Located near Kera next to the train station,
  • Emphasises entrepreneurship, global citizenship, sustainable development and social skills for the future.
  • Lot of international projects (CERN course, Model UN course, Swedish language course, German history course, Shanghai-exchange)
    • Students learn to understand cultural differences and they learn valuable lessons on how to live in a globalised world.
  • Open minded and innovative teachers developing new teaching methods 

About our school

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 1. Upper Secondary Schools Act

 2. National core curriculum

  • 300 pages altogether

  • 13 pages math curriculum

  • 5 pages physics curriculum

 3. Local curriculum (mostly same as #2)

(4. Matriculation exam)

About curriculum

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What's going on?

  • Focus on assessments for learning.
  • Student must show diverse knowledge on the contents and goals of a course for the course assesment.
  • Specific ICT skills as goals in STEM-courses.

 

Digital matriculation exam (math 2019, chemistry & physics 2018)

  • Use of programs (GeoGebra, LoggerPro, etc.) in STEM-courses.
  • New types of problems involving a large scale of different types of digital materials (real life data, videos, simulations, etc.) that couldn't be done in a paper exam.

Upper secondary school in Finland

1. semester

2. semester

3. semester

1. period

2. period

3. period

4. period

5. period

min. 75 courses and usually 3 years 

usually 6 + 1 weeks

5 - 7 courses,

1 course = 3 x 75 min per week

Matriculation exam at the end, min. 4 exams

Digital matriculation exam

The digital matriculation exam in math has been held one time to this day.

The digital exam system (abitti.fi)

Server

Router

Students laptop, booted from an USB-stick

Name Name
Casio ClassPad Manager* wxMaxima*
Dia Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CAS*
GeoGebra 5* ja 6* SpeedCrunch
GIMP Pinta
GNOME- Okular
Inkscape MarvinSketch
KCalc Mousepad
LibreOffice LoggerPro*
MAOL formula tables

All programs in the Abitti system

“The use of ICT changes the role of the teacher, who will be more of a facilitator guiding the students' learning processes than a knowledge provider. The time allocated for the teacher and the pupil to meet in is too valuable to be spent solely on information distribution. The teacher is required to command new skills and to adapt a new approach, which in turn generates pressure on the basic and continuing education of teachers.”

Finnish National Board of Education review, 2011 (translated)

 

 

ICT in Learning

Law & assessment 

"A student´s assessment is to guide and encourage learning and develop the student's capacity for self-evaluation."
 

- Basic Education Act and the Upper Secondary Schools Act of 1998 (translated)

Formative assessment is emphasized in the law and curriculum.

Summative Assessment Formative Assessment
Time
 
At the end of a learning activity During a learning activity
Goal
 
To make a decision To improve learning
Feedback Final judgement Return to material

Frame of Reference

Sometimes normative (comparing each student
against all others); sometimes criterion

Always criterion (evaluating students according to the same criteria)
 

Self-determination theory

Autonomy

Mastery

Purpose

Motivation

(Competence)

(Relatedness)

Daniel H. Pink The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

teachers

Autonomy

comes with

responsibility

Mastery learning

Students master the subject before moving on to the next subject.

Bloom's taxonomy

Creating

Evaluating

Analyzing

Applying

Understanding

Remembering

Higher order thinking

Lower order thinking

The teacher guides the student to identify what the studied topic is about and compare their own perceptions and views on the whole.

Unit 1

Self-assessment

1A

passed

Unit 2

Self-assesment

2A

failed

Self-assessment

2A

failed

passed

Applying

Understanding

Remembering

Evaluating

Analyzing

Applying

Understanding

Remembering

Evaluating

Analyzing

passed

Mastery learning  + Self-assessment

Classroom 

Course material includes videos, about 50 per course

G-Suite - Forms

Multiple choice questions after each section so that the student can check his or her understanding.

Sheets

Self-assessment throughout the course

Self-assesment form

Self-assessment statements

Statement: "I understand the concept of diffraction. I also understand how diffraction is involved in the creation of an interference pattern."

Self-assessment problems

Self-assessment problems

Solve the problem.

Evaluate your own solution with the given criteria.

Unit 1 - Sample

How does the population of bacteria change over time? Make the necessary assumptions and create a model

macrolevel

microlevel

  1. Volume increases
  2. Does the temperature change?
  3. Balloon feels harder

 

  1. Amount of gas particles increases
  2. Does the particles move slower or faster?
  3. Particles hit the inner surface of the balloon more frequent  

Unit 1 - Sample 

Unit 1 - Sample 

  • Textbooks
  • Learning management system
  • Videos
  • Simulations
  • Flashcards
  • Concept maps
  • etc...
  • Peer instruction & evaluation
  • Study groups
  • Self-paced learning
  • Problems
  • Experiments
  • Teacher guidance
  • Flipped learning
  • Self-paced learning
  • Mastery learning
  • Zone of proximal development
  • Social constructivism
  • Collaborative learning
  • Blended learning

 

Pedagogical frames of reference

Educational materials and environments

Teaching & study methods

Use of ICT to enhance the learning experience and to learn 21st century skills.

Unit 1 - Sample 

Physics 2 - course

www.flippedlearning.fi (material also in english)

www.eyl.fi

www.maot.fi

www.eduhakkerit.fi

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