Online teacher training in Pakistan

Finnish partners

Introducing 21st century teaching methods in Pakistan

The project’s goal was to introduce the key aspects of Finnish education model, 21st century teaching methods, and models on how to implement different pedagogical approaches to the work of Pakistani teachers and teacher trainers.

The client was one of the biggest teacher training institutions in Pakistan which operates in different cities. They wanted to inspire and educate their teachers and teacher trainers with a series of short online trainings about selected topics of Finnish education.

Country: Pakistan
Number of participants:Over 100 teachers and teacher trainers
Actions:– Introducing online learning
– Introducing selected topics about Finnish education
– Training and mentoring about teaching methods
Results:– Teachers learned more about Finnish education model and 21st century teaching methods
– Teachers’ overall pedagogical thinking increased
– Participants gained ideas and examples for their teaching and teacher training
Period:December 2018 – March 2019

Focusing on a practical approach

The online teacher training included selected topics about Finnish education such as the basics of Finnish education model, classroom management, and teaching methodologies such as phenomena-based learning. All trainings were provided by selected Finnish experts. 

The online teacher training model provided a practical approach to learning and personal development. Each topic was introduced through theory and real-life examples from the classroom, and all topics included a pre-assignment, two live webinars (training and Q&A session), and a development task for each participant.

Each participant created a plan for a small development project in their work for example in their lesson planning, with students, or in teacher training, and piloted it in the following weeks. Some of these development tasks were introduced in the Q&A live webinar after the first meeting, in which participants had a chance to ask more questions about the topic. 

The online teacher training focused on:

  • Finnish education – Best practices and how to implement new methods to own work.
  • E-learning – Learning new ways to use technology in the working environment.

Polar Partners’ Finnish partners in the project: PedaNow, ALOFinland,, and a few Finnish teachers.