Today, KOKO ("kokonaisvaltainen koulutuskonsultointi" in Finnish), comprehensive education consultancy has officially started its services.
For the past almost five years, I have been providing similar services for schools and educators in Thailand and in Turkey. Recently, the demand for a Finnish education expert consultant has increased so much that it was about the time to start doing the job more officially.
One of my highlights this autumn was being a keynote speaker in Izrim for Ege Çağdaş Eğitim Vakfı (EÇEV) “Eğitimde Finlandiya modeli” conference. What a great event and a great audience! The auditorium was almost full; I was told there were more than 600 people present. The 1,5 hours Q&A session at the end clearly showed how interested people were in Finnish education.
Yesterday was another highlight, when I attended as a panelist a Finland’s 100th independence anniversary event “The Education System of Finland – The Country of White Lilies – Past, Present and Future” in Ankara. In addition to Finnish education, the event was also dedicated to launching the first complete translation (by Mr. Sabri Gürses) of the famous (especially in Turkey!) book of Grigoriy Petrov "Finland - the country of the white lilies". It was a highly enjoyable event!
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