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Finnish-ing touches on education

Finnish-ing touches on education | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
In the latest round of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, given to more than 500,000 15-year-olds in 72 nations, students in the U.S. once again scored in the middle of the pack—and below average in math—raising concerns and sending educators looking for answers.
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Finland’s schools were once the envy of the world. Now, they’re slipping.

Finland’s schools were once the envy of the world. Now, they’re slipping. | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Finland fell out of the top 10 in math in 2012 on an international exam that compares students in more than 70 countries. In 2015, it did even worse, raising lots of questions.
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Which country really has the cleverest students? - BBC News

Which country really has the cleverest students? - BBC News | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Test results from the OECD show which countries have the highest achieving graduates.
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No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system

No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
In Finland children don’t start school until they are seven, but what happens before that is even more important
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Estonia Is Becoming the New Finland

Estonia Is Becoming the New Finland | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
With a focus on equity, the northern European country has quietly joined the ranks of the global education elite.
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Study: Two-thirds of ninth graders unable to calculate percentages

Study: Two-thirds of ninth graders unable to calculate percentages | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
A new study has found that two out of three ninth graders in Finland are unable to figure out percentages. Only half of the students were able to perform mental arithmetic at "acceptable levels."
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What We Can't Learn from Finland's Schools: Apples, Oranges, and Denial

What We Can't Learn from Finland's Schools: Apples, Oranges, and Denial | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
It happened again. This morning yet another Facebook friend clicked share on
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Most literate nation in the world? Not the U.S., new ranking says.

Most literate nation in the world? Not the U.S., new ranking says. | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
It isn't even in the top five.
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Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, March 11, 2016 12:14 PM

It isn't even in the top five.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 13, 2016 9:44 AM

It isn't even in the top five.

Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales's curator insight, March 16, 2016 7:21 AM

It isn't even in the top five.

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When it comes to education, Finland is not as perfect as we think it is

When it comes to education, Finland is not as perfect as we think it is | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
The latest rankings reveal a large gender gap in reading ability.
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Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core) - The Atlantic

Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core) - The Atlantic | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.
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Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway.

Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway. | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
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American high school students inspired by less stressed Finnish teens - Taught by Finland

American high school students inspired by less stressed Finnish teens - Taught by Finland | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
when American kids meet Finnish kids and discuss education systems
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The simple strength of Finnish education - thisisFINLAND

The simple strength of Finnish education - thisisFINLAND | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Several years in Finland allow an American schoolteacher and blogger to observe what makes the Finnish education system so good – the answer is simpler than you think.
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What Happens When Finnish Educators Teach in America's Public Schools?

What Happens When Finnish Educators Teach in America's Public Schools? | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
There are more restrictions to professional freedom in the United States, and the educators find the school day overly rigid.
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Almost all education research takes place in the US -- but another country is using it better

Almost all education research takes place in the US  --  but another country is using it better | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Year after year, Finland is ranked as on
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When Finnish students visit an American high school, it’s mutual admiration

When Finnish students visit an American high school, it’s mutual admiration | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
‘Why can’t we have that?’ Students from Finland and U.S. find praise for each other.
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A “Finnish Lesson”: Student-Paced Learning in a History Classroom

A “Finnish Lesson”: Student-Paced Learning in a History Classroom | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Ever since I observed Pekku Peura's class six weeks ago, I have been wondering how such methods could work in a social studies classroom. Math, it seems to me, is tailor-made for a mastery-based, individual approach. Teachers can sequence a series of concepts for students to master. Demanding proficiency at each step might slow movement through a given course…
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 2016 10:09 AM
I think some teachers have been doing this for some time. It is about creating structure, communicating with students, giving them freedom within structure, and continuosly working with those students on the boundaries. Pedagogy and teaching remain central to this process.
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‘I have seen the school of tomorrow. It is here today, in Finland.’

‘I have seen the school of tomorrow. It is here today, in Finland.’ | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
'Some skeptics dismiss Finland’s schools as being the product of its demographics, but they ignore the fact that its population size and poverty rate are similar to over two-thirds of American states, and in the United States, education is largely run at the state level.'
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Can the Finnish Education Miracle be Replicated? | SXSWedu

For over a decade the Finnish education system has been a destination for thousands of practitioners, researchers and politicians. They have visited Finnis
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Why Finland has the best schools

Why Finland has the best schools | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, “Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States.” Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school i
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How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system - The Hechinger Report

How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system - The Hechinger Report | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava’s fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform – if you want results, try doing the opposite of what American “education reformers” think we should do in classrooms. Instead of control, competition, stress, standardized testing, screen-based schools and …
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Why One Journalist Decided to Rank Finland’s Schools

Why One Journalist Decided to Rank Finland’s Schools | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
It’s unthinkable to the country's educators and education officials, but one reporter decided to do it anyway.
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Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy?

Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy? | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
October 5 is World Teachers' Day. How about paying some attention to how teachers experience their work? Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy when compared to those in the US?
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Finnish Schools Are on the Move - and America's Need to Catch Up - Taught by Finland

Finnish Schools Are on the Move - and America's Need to Catch Up - Taught by Finland | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
A new initiative in Finland reveals that physical activity should be an everyday classroom routine.
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