Move Lab aims to increase the share of outdoor learning

This year, 38 new schools from all across Estonia joined the education programme Schools in Motion. To balance the negative impact of the corona pandemic on pupils’ mental and physical health, the programme focuses on diversifying distance learning and integrating outdoor learning in school life. The education programme started five years ago and by now, […]

First Estonia’s diplomatic representative for education will be Birgit Lao

Birgit Lao is appointed as the first Estonia’s diplomatic representative for education. The main objectives of the representative are promoting Estonia’s successful education solutions in the world, representing Estonia in education matters internationally, supporting the export of educational technology companies and attract investments to Estonia. “Estonia’s education is a fine example, our success stories are […]

Crisis brings focus on home-school communication

With the extensive use of distance learning in 2020, patterns of communication and cooperation between the home and school have changed, a study led by University of Tartu researchers reveals. The importance of informal communication has grown. Schoolchildren and their families need more advice and information to adapt to new routines and new learning environments.  […]

Three ways public-private partnerships are transforming education. Insights from Estonia

For a long time, it has been a common understanding in many countries that governments are solely responsible for the provision of education. However, Estonia proves that cooperation between the state and the private sector helps to study in a smarter way. From EdTech start-ups to entrepreneurs, the Estonian education system shows that private-public partnership […]

What are Estonian schools doing differently during the second wave?

The digital solutions became a lifeline, which helped Estonia continue learning and teaching in the corona spring. And Estonia did well. The survey showed that in comparison with neighbouring countries, students in Estonia were more satisfied with distance learning. (Telia Survey, Spring, 2020). However, in the new school year, Estonia has avoided full distance learning.  […]

Encouraging teachers to use STEAM tools

In order to encourage teachers to use more different STEAM tools in their practice, researchers from Tallinn University produced a selection of teaching materials for students of teacher training. The materials help to teach environmental topics like soil, ocean, biodiversity, water and climate by using robotics, VR etc.  According to the recent Digital Compass 2019 […]

OECD study: early learning in Estonia, England and USA

IELS is a new OECD study that aims to provide reliable data that enables countries to analyse and improve children’s early learning experiences. In 2018, a large-scale main study was carried out in Estonia, England and the United States. In Estonia, the outcomes were introduced at the web conference in November 2020.   The aim […]

Estonian tech firms invest in public education

‘I think it does not sweep anyone off their feet hearing that young women are less likely to continue their academic path in IT or to choose their career in tech compared to men,’ writes Anett Numa, the digital transformation adviser at the E-Estonia briefing centre. ‘We do not perceive this pattern only in Estonia […]

University of Tartu is one of the best in emerging Europe and Central Asia

In the newly published ranking list of universities from emerging Europe and Central Asia, the University of Tartu has reached second place. This is also the highest among Estonian universities. The ranking list has been compiled by the international consultation firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). QS has been ranking the best universities from emerging Europe and […]

Experts from Estonia, Finland and UAE discussed personalised learning at EXPO

Education experts from Estonia, Finland and the United Arab Emirates discussed the future of education at the panel ‘Personalised Education Empowered by Technology’. The discussion was aired live on EXPO 2020 Dubai Youtube channel on December 16 2020. See the link to the recording below.  2020 has been a challenging year, but such unprecedented times […]