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Tom Asbill

Education Growth Manager

CCE Finland

Tom Asbill is a Business Developer with over 25 years of experience in the education sector. He has degrees in both business and education. Tom is an educator and teacher trainer with experience at all educational levels. His specialty is Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language and he firmly believes that team learning, active listening and a humanistic approach are essential components of both education and business. He is a practitioner of Finnish pedagogical practices that is eager to use his knowledge to help educational institutions update their pedagogy and practices to better meet the needs of students.



30 October, 2023 | 11:50 to 12:10
‘SISU Box’ Finnish Preschool in a Box - CCE Finland’s design innovation

With a passion of bringing in creativity - CCE Finland began its journey of designing innovative SISU Box - A complete preschool in a box. This box - which is inspired by the Finnish Maternity box is also a continuation of sorts. It takes the journey forward of child & parent into the world of early year development. Over 500+ SISU boxes have been shipped to educators & parents to Kuwait, Nigeria, South Korea, Thailand, United States of America, Vietnam & India. The Finnish ECE approach emphasizes the holistic, dynamic and social nature of learning as well as advances the child’s balanced growth and development. This view is largely supported by multidisciplinary research in educational sciences. The Curriculum for ECE also pays close attention to developing 21st-century skills in children from early years on. SISU box is a Design from Finland accredited box - designed for parents/teachers.


30 October, 2023 | 16:20 to 16:50
Panel Discussion: It's all about the How: Practical Approaches and Lessons


This panel discussion focuses on the practical aspects of Finnish education. It provides actionable insights and valuable lessons from the Finnish education system to help us understand the 'how' of Finnish education success.