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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Inside Finnish Classrooms

Inside Finnish Classrooms | Education Matters | Scoop.it
     When I creaked open the door to a first grade classroom, I noticed a dozen seven-year-olds sprawled around the room. About half of them were sitting at rectangular tables while the others...

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Ludgero Rego's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:43 AM

It's a question of mutual trust and acceptance of what is appropriate and what is not - without the shadow of a legal challenge looming... what happened to the "I'm sorry Mrs Oliveira, your little boy pricked himself with a needle today but he's alright now" - "that's ok, i'm sure he'll be fine" type of discourse?

Vesna Dumeljic's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:53 AM

Interessant. Graag zou ik meer van hem leren...