Exploring Estonian education: insights from the field’s experts

Education Estonia’s video presentations have been expanded with six new videos featuring experts who provide insights into the key aspects of its education system. These videos address the very questions frequently asked by visiting education specialists in Estonia. The significant value of these videos is found in the voices of the practitioners themselves – those […]

Balancing innovation and tradition: Interview with Minister of Education on Estonian education

Estonia’s Minister of Education and Research, Kristina Kallas, recently sat down with e-Estonia to discuss the nation’s educational landscape. The conversation delved into the key factors behind Estonia’s educational success, digitalisation’s role, and the sector’s future goals. The interview offers insights into how Estonia maintains its global competitiveness in education while balancing traditional teaching methods […]

Empowering teachers: The teaching and learning framework

In line with Estonia’s Education Strategy 2035, which emphasises diverse learning environments and learner-centred education, experts have developed an effective learning support framework. And we have great news for all educators – this Estonian-developed framework is now available in English, thanks to EU support. Ingrid Maadvere, an educational technologist and one of the authors of […]

The AI debate in Estonian education: A balanced approach

As the new school year arrives, teachers and the education ministry alike are revisiting the question of artificial intelligence (AI). The overriding opinion seems to be that instead of banning it, AI should be adapted to, and ways to make it work to one’s advantage should be explored, reported Estonian TV lately. AI tools such […]

iHub4Schools: A Journey of digital innovation in schools

The international iHub4Schools project, coordinated by Prof. Kairit Tammets from Tallinn University, recently concluded, marking a significant milestone. The project united nearly 1000 individuals from five countries, fostering a collaborative environment transcending borders. One of the project’s key achievements was the development of a School Mentoring Model designed to support teachers in implementing digital innovations […]

Digital solutions to support career guidance

With its rich history of digital solutions and e-governance, Estonia has invested heavily in digital services, including career guidance. Let’s look at how Estonia integrates digital skills into lifelong learning and uses online career guidance tools. Authors: Kristina Orion, Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund; Margit Rammo, Euroguidance Estonia, Estonian Education and Youth Board The Estonian Unemployment Insurance […]

Estonia: insights from the digital training programme for teachers

Estonia has been at the forefront of digital innovation, with the Digital Accelerator programme being an excellent example of driving digital transformation in education. The programme involves the entire school team and focuses on developing digital skills systematically, providing training opportunities for school management and teachers. The programme has been successful in schools of all […]

EduTech Talks: what is Estonia’s vision of personalised learning? 

EDUtech is coming to Europe on 5-6 October 2022 in Amsterdam. 250 leading minds in education from across Europe will be presenting stories, showcasing innovation, and the very best EdTech solution providers will be demonstrating the solutions that are changing the way education is delivered. Technology is changing how we learn, what we learn and […]

Digital learning materials platform Opiq: the future of education is already here

Estonia is presenting its success as an education nation at Expo 2020 Dubai with the most popular EdTech software Opiq – an interactive digital learning materials platform that replaces all the old-school textbooks. Imagine an elementary school science lesson as it gets underway. The teacher taps on the interactive whiteboard and opens a chapter of […]

Estonian education in the spotlight at Expo 

During the EXPO Knowledge and Learning Week, a high-level Estonian education delegation will visit Dubai and many education solutions will be on display. Estonian Minister of Education and Research Liina Kersna will attend the discussion at the RewirED international conference, and former Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Ambassador-at-large for Education Birgit Lao, and several representatives of […]