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MPs call for fees for non-EU students

MPs call for fees for non-EU students | Finland | Scoop.it
The majority of Finnish MPs are in favour of third-level fees for students coming from outside the EU or the European Economic Area.
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Increasing Finnish education export and boosting teachers’ employment are cited as aims behind the initiative.

“We should capitalize on Finland’s high reputation in the field of education, and use this for the benefit of the national economy,” note MPs Arto Satonen from the National Coalition, Jukka Kärnä from SDP, Ari Torniainen from the Centre Party, and Reijo Tossavainen of the Finns Party.

According to the MPs who drafted the initiative, the majority of foreign students who take English language degrees in Finland go on to work outside the country.

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Students soon subject to drug tests

Students soon subject to drug tests | Finland | Scoop.it
A new law that comes into force at the start of the year will give
universities, colleges and vocational training institutions the right to
demand students to undergo testing for the use of illegal drugs.
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Love from Finland: The journey’s end | SAFIPA

Love from Finland: The journey’s end | SAFIPA | Finland | Scoop.it
The final two students to take part in the Knowledge Exchange Finland (KEF) programme, have returned to South Africa. Anton Delen and Nobert Jere have been the last two post-graduate students involved in this enriching and exciting journey, which has seen a total of seven students embark on the learning adventure of a lifetime...
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We’ll help you Finnish the job: Scandinavian artists jet in for Manchester Day parade

We’ll help you Finnish the job: Scandinavian artists jet in for Manchester Day parade | Finland | Scoop.it
Three women have flown more than 1,000 miles to be part of next weekend’s Manchester Day parade. Nora Kuusisto, Emma Golnick and Anna Nekrasova are all students of the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
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Confronting the technological pedagogical knowledge of Finnish Net Generation student teachers - Technology, Pedagogy and Education

Confronting the technological pedagogical knowledge of Finnish Net Generation student teachers - Technology, Pedagogy and Education | Finland | Scoop.it
The research reported here is concerned with a critical examination of some of the assumptions concerning the 'Net Generation' capabilities of 74 first-year student teachers in a Finnish university. There are assumptions that: (i) Net Generation students are adept at learning through discovery and thinking in a hypertext-like manner... http://bit.ly/fP6Wnu)
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Finland puts bar high for teachers, kids' well-being - JSOnline

Finland puts bar high for teachers, kids' well-being - JSOnline | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish educational approach encompasses engagement and collaboration between teacher and student, a comfortable atmosphere, and the expectation of quality in how students express themselves.
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Feeling disconnected, Åland students turn to Sweden

Feeling disconnected, Åland students turn to Sweden | Finland | Scoop.it
President Tarja Halonen wants to stem the flow of Åland teens moving to Sweden
for higher education. Finns' worsening Swedish-language skills may be to
blame for the trend, according the president.
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Timpview High’s Jane Cox wins trip to Helsinki science fair

Timpview High’s Jane Cox wins trip to Helsinki science fair | Finland | Scoop.it
Jane Cox, a student at Provo’s Timpview High, has examined rocks from both Earth and space to take a run at the age-old question:
Is there life on other planets?

Only three of the 1,600 students who competed at the Intel fair last month won all-expenses-paid trips to the EU fair this September in Helsinki, Finland. There, they will be exhibitors, not competitors. The Intel fair draws from 443 regional science competitions in 65 countries.
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What Finland can teach Michigan about teacher performance and student attitude - AnnArbor.com

What Finland can teach Michigan about teacher performance and student attitude - AnnArbor.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Finns, my friend says, generally don’t view self-reliance and government investment in public services as being mutually exclusive, as Americans often do.
That may be Finland’s most powerful competitive advantage.
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