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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questions the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he sees the difference it makes in his classroom.
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If you want to improve education, get rid of all the computers!

If you want to improve education, get rid of all the computers! | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Americans love the Finnish education system. But they’re puzzled by it. It tops them in international rankings and they …
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José Picardo on Finnish and American education and the use of tech.

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Accord signed to start Finnish school in Doha - Gulf Times

Accord signed to start Finnish school in Doha - Gulf Times | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
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Accord signed to start Finnish school in Doha
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... same curriculum and educational tools offered in the parent country.
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Pasi Sahlberg: How Are Finnish National Standards Different from CCSS?

Pasi Sahlberg: How Are Finnish National Standards Different from CCSS? | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
I invited Pasi Sahlberg, the eminent scholar of Finnish education, to write a brief description of how the Finnish national standards function. The key differences, as you will see, between the Fin...
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Finnish Schools Not Relying on Ed Tech | Diane Ravitch's blog

Finnish Schools Not Relying on Ed Tech | Diane Ravitch's blog | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Caitlin Emmaof Politico.com paid a visit to Finland and was surprised to discover that teachers are not depending on educational technology. By contrast, American schools are spending billions of dollars on tablets, laptops, and other devices.
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Open Education Finland | Open Education Working Group

Open Education Finland | Open Education Working Group | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Finland is probably mostly known for Nokia phones and its great educational system. PISA and other international evaluations have always placed Finland in the top 5 of all the world's countries in terms of learning outcomes.
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A Conversation with the Minister of Education of Finland | PREAL Blog

A Conversation with the Minister of Education of Finland | PREAL Blog | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
The impact of these programmatic reforms is often subverted by failures and deficiencies elsewhere in the education system. Finland, however, started its reforms decades ago by establishing a vision for the entire system and ...
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Finnish and its World Class Education System

Finnish and its World Class Education System | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
If you want to build a good school educational system, you need good teachers. We need to educate the teachers.
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Women study longer than men – is primary school the reason? - YLE News

Women study longer than men – is primary school the reason? - YLE News | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
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Women study longer than men – is primary school the reason?
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Finnish Education Innovation & What We Might Learn from It | The ...

Finnish Education Innovation & What We Might Learn from It | The ... | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Here's a teaser: “This book is about how Finland how the Finns transformed their educational system from mediocre in the 1980s to one of the models of excellence today. International indicators show that Finland has one of ...
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thrilling: a system to educate not to dumb down generations
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Angry Birds Creator Develops Pre-K Program - WebProNews

Angry Birds Creator Develops Pre-K Program - WebProNews | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Angry Birds Creator Develops Pre-K Program
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Focusing more on fun learning and motivating students, Finnish schools have done away with drill strategies, national testing, and long school days.
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U.S. Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher - KNAU Arizona Public Radio

U.S. Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher - KNAU Arizona Public Radio | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
U.S. Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher KNAU Arizona Public Radio Finland has only one standardized exam at the end of high school, says Pasi Sahlberg, a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an...
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Amanda Ripley’s ‘Smartest Kids in the World’

Amanda Ripley’s ‘Smartest Kids in the World’ | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Amanda Ripley follows three Americans abroad to examine how and why other nations educate their students so much more effectively than we do.
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Book review: American exchange students in Finland, South Korea and Poland.

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The Dignity in Finnish Education: Discoveries of an American Teacher

The Dignity in Finnish Education: Discoveries of an American Teacher | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Last week, my American colleague Meghan Smith described the path that led her to a teaching career in Finland . In this follow-up guest post, she shares several of the valuable lessons that she has...
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A Different Pace: Finnish Education Allows Time for Slowing Down

A Different Pace: Finnish Education Allows Time for Slowing Down | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
As I strolled through downtown Helsinki last night, I couldn’t help but notice the throngs of people who closely huddled around tables the size of barstools, and the people who were sprawled out on...
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In Finland, students always have time for bathroom breaks

In Finland, students always have time for bathroom breaks | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Nothing should ever get in the way of bathroom breaks for students, right? Think again. In early-January, an administrator from a Chicago public school sent a letter to her staff about “new...
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Fulbright to the Fullest: I Love Rock and Roll, or General Music in a Finnish Classroom - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs

Fulbright to the Fullest: I Love Rock and Roll, or General Music in a Finnish Classroom - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
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Finnish education system: Advice from the U.S. - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs

Finnish education system: Advice from the U.S. - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Advice and insight on #Finnish #education system from the #US., Samuel E. Abrams' interview on our website! http://t.co/wn93rz3tJs #school
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Finns beat U.S. with low-tech take on school

Finns beat U.S. with low-tech take on school | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
HELSINKI — At the start of morning assembly in the state-of-the-art Viikki School here, students’ smartphones disappear. In math class, the teacher shuts off the Smartboard and begins drafting perfect circles on a chalkboard.
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Finnish Ambassador Offers Education Cooperation With Local Institutions - Jakarta Globe

Finnish Ambassador Offers Education Cooperation With Local Institutions - Jakarta Globe | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Finnish Ambassador Offers Education Cooperation With Local Institutions
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Jakarta. Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia Kai Sauer has touted his country's famed education system as a pioneering model for Indonesia to aspire to.
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Finnish Lessons: What We Learned from Pasi Sahlberg | Citizens for Public Schools

Finnish Lessons: What We Learned from Pasi Sahlberg | Citizens for Public Schools | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
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UK 'second best education in Europe'

UK 'second best education in Europe' | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Global education rankings, which include higher education as well as international school tests, are headed by South Korea, with the UK in sixth place.
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Finnish EdTech firm Eliademy showing solid global growth - ArcticStartup

Finnish EdTech firm Eliademy showing solid global growth - ArcticStartup | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Finnish EdTech firm Eliademy showing solid global growth
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Finland has such a powerful education brand that about a year ago we wondered why more Finnish companies aren't capitalizing on that brand when it comes to education.
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Angry Birds maker's Principle 7: Learning is fun when it's fun to fail - Washington Post (blog)

Angry Birds maker's Principle 7: Learning is fun when it's fun to fail - Washington Post (blog) | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Angry Birds maker's Principle 7: Learning is fun when it's fun to fail Washington Post (blog) The Finnish company, Rovio Entertainment, has designed a preschool program built on the country's internationally renowned education system, as well as...
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Admission system needs an overhaul, says Varma CEO - Helsinki Times

Admission system needs an overhaul, says Varma CEO - Helsinki Times | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Helsinki Times Admission system needs an overhaul, says Varma CEO Helsinki Times Risto Murto, the CEO of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, would overhaul the Finnish university admission system in an attempt to facilitate the entry of young...
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