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Finnish Lessons

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The Finnish university student is not too different from a Singaporean one. My five months at the Aalto University School of Business – perhaps given the universality of the business education and ...
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What makes Finland's education system so special?

To find out what makes Finland's education system so special we asked students, teachers and teachers to be. On our blog you find more information on the ...
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I Hope they Don't Screw Up the Finnish Education System - Finland Today

I Hope they Don't Screw Up the Finnish Education System - Finland Today | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Alec Kyle Sibbald explains why the education system failed in his home country and why Finland is taking a leap in the wrong direction.
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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 questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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Half of pupils can’t separate ads from editorial content online, study finds

Half of pupils can’t separate ads from editorial content online, study finds | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Study of Finnish schoolchildren claims boys better at searching for info on the web while girls better able to gauge the trustworthiness of internet content
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11 Ways Finland's Education System Shows Us that "Less is More".

11 Ways Finland's Education System Shows Us that "Less is More". | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons.  I expect...
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Q: What makes Finnish teachers so special? A: It’s not brains

Q: What makes Finnish teachers so special? A: It’s not brains | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
David Cameron argues we need to train the smartest to teach. But Finnish universities select only 10% of applicants – and not the cleverest
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No, Finland isn't ditching traditional school subjects. Here's what's really ... - Washington Post (blog)

No, Finland isn't ditching traditional school subjects. Here's what's really ... - Washington Post (blog) | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Children will look at broader topics and use multi-disciplinary modules, one expert says.
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Who runs the world? Finnish girls.

Girls around the world read better than boys do — but the gap is particularly wide in Finland.
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach by subject - Metro

Schools in Finland will no longer teach by subject - Metro | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Finland has one of the best education systems in the world, but it's embracing a new 'teaching by phenomenon' approach.
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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The Finnish miracle

The Finnish miracle | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
No shoes but plenty of service: The surprising features of the world's top-performing schools.
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Teach For Finland? Why it won't happen. - Washington Post (blog)

Teach For Finland? Why it won't happen. - Washington Post (blog) | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Debunking myths about teachers in the U.S. and in Finland.
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Pen and ink made it easier to produce curves rather than angles so the shape ... - Courier Mail

Pen and ink made it easier to produce curves rather than angles so the shape ... - Courier Mail | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
HANDWRITING is dead, long live keyboard skills! So says the Finnish education system. From 2016, handwriting will no longer be taught in Finnish schools.
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Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different - The Guardian

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different - The Guardian | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Extensive training is the basis for giving teachers the autonomy to work the way they want.
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Edu-Pilgrimage: What can we learn from Finland? | World of Learning

Edu-Pilgrimage: What can we learn from Finland? | World of Learning | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
As Matt Williams heads to Finland with district leaders, he considers what the U.S. can learn from the Finnish education system.
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Basic education gets a warm reception in icy Finland

Basic education gets a warm reception in icy Finland | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
The country places a high value on the power of education to achieve a stable, peaceful and prosperous society.
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Critique of Finland's education system raises eyebrows

Critique of Finland's education system raises eyebrows | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
A column in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Wednesday brought attention to a recently-published book that "challenges conventional wisdom" about the reasons behind Finland’s remarkable education success story. The author's opinions have raised the eyebrows of Finnish educators.
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Pasi Sahlberg and the Finnish "Truth About Finnish Schools" - Huffington Post

Pasi Sahlberg and the Finnish "Truth About Finnish Schools" - Huffington Post | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
I decided to ask Finnish educator and author Pasi Sahlberg for his thoughts on the previously-noted, supposed "truth" about Finland and its education system....
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Gamechangers: Let's follow the lead of Margaret Heffernan and Finnish our education system

Gamechangers: Let's follow the lead of Margaret Heffernan and Finnish our education system | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
The education system in the UK could learn a lot from Finland and its teaching methods.
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Finland is throwing away everything that made its schools the best in the world

Finland is throwing away everything that made its schools the best in the world | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
It easy to lampoon education reforms in Finland that aim to scrap the teaching of traditional subjects in favour of broader topics. The new initiative could
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Finland's important, misunderstood campaign to rethink how students learn

No, Finland isn't totally getting rid of subjects in school — at least not yet.
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Finland Scraps Subjects In Schools And Replaces With 'Topics' In Drastic ... - Huffington Post UK

Finland Scraps Subjects In Schools And Replaces With 'Topics' In Drastic ... - Huffington Post UK | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Finland is set to embark on a radical overhaul of its education system, scrapping "teaching by subject" and replacing it with "teaching by topic" under a set new measures revealed by Helsinki's head of youth and adult education Li...
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Goodbye, math and history: Finland wants to abandon teaching subjects at school

Goodbye, math and history: Finland wants to abandon teaching subjects at school | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
No more of an hour of history followed by an hour of chemistry.
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How Finnish schools shine

How Finnish schools shine | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
Teachers are respected, exams are shunned and league tables simply don't exist – but if the Finnish system is so good why is it so hard to emulate?
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Finnish comprehensive school is in need of an overhaul - Helsinki Times

Finnish comprehensive school is in need of an overhaul - Helsinki Times | Finnish education in spotlight | Scoop.it
By far the best known and most successful Finnish innovation on an international level is our comprehensive school system.
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