Some days ago, I have just been woken up into the fact that there are an amount of Educational institutions enhancing their educational estructures so as to provide the highest quality of education. As an example,the goal of the current Government of Finland is to make Finland the most competent country in the world by 2020. In the national Education and Research Development Plan, education policy builds on the principle of lifelong learning. Learning skills start developing early in pre-primary and basic education, and input into these will prevent exclusion at a later stage. In a constantly changing society, it is vital to make sure that learning skills can be acquired well, so that every citizen has better skills to handle information and meet everyday challenges. To advance our society, both European and national policies advocate more competence, a greater information base, qualified researchers and broad-based research. In line with the principle of lifelong learning, and with a view to improving people’s competencies and to secure new generations of researchers, science education for children and youngsters plays a significant role.
Competence in science consists of basic knowledge and skills in the subject matter (e.g. knowledge related to scientific disciplines) and the ability and willingness to acquire new information and keep abreast of scientific developments (skills in thinking and learning).
Even so, I am aware of our magnificent posibilities to develop fiercely in this matter in Basque Country The majority of the countries have set out loads of approaches in order to update their educational structures and we should take notice that Basque Country has also high level institutions that allow students high level education. The labour market are permanently requiring qualified students in terms of updated skills knowledge and competences apprenticeships. It means that the trainers should be specialized and updated in the concrete fields as well as students must be encouraged, motivated and be responsible for their duties. There is no point in working with other issues if we are not fiercely investing in these two key elements such as the trainee and the trainer. So, taking into accunt that we have at our disposal pretty strong points such as powerful institutions, economical support,…additionaly we must roll up our sleeves embracing other ways of working, ideas, methods. In others words, we may enhance our previous high level education system. To sum up, thanks for Basque Country Government, Lanbide, Hobetuz and all the Education Centres of Basque Country.