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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 | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | 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, 7:25 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.

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Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 2:54 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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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An angry red rash was...
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Natarsha Miller's curator insight, July 8, 12:54 AM

Interesting article, I wonder if we could see this incorporated in the US

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Canada ranked #7 in World Education rankings - Finns drop to #5

Canada ranked #7 in World Education rankings - Finns drop to #5 | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Changing education through ICT in developing countries

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Classroom Shock: What I Am Learning as a Teacher in Finland

Classroom Shock: What I Am Learning as a Teacher in Finland | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
As an American teacher in his first year working with 5th grade students in Finland, Tim Walker reflects on the lessons he would bring back to an American classroom.
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Teacher Education in Finland: What are Finnish Teachers Made Of?

Teacher Education in Finland: What are Finnish Teachers Made Of? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Satu Uusiautti, Ph.D., contributed to this post. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki, and works as a specialist at University of Lapland, and as a post-doctoral r
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Countries - Interactive World map showing contributions to social aid around the world

Countries - Interactive World map showing contributions to social aid around the world | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
By apuustin | apuustin created a magazine on Flipboard. "Finnish Education Highlights" is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for "apuustin".
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Valia Reinsalu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:34 AM

Always interesting to read about Finland's school system...

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Digital age vs Industrial age - CoSN in Portugal

Digital age vs Industrial age - CoSN in Portugal | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Follow CoSN's Journey to Portugal!
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Schools 21 - Personalized Learning

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Is China Copying Finland With Its Proposed "No HOmework" Policy?

Is China Copying Finland With Its Proposed "No HOmework" Policy? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
     After reading the article, I agree with Pasi. China is not borrowing a page from Finland’s playbook. I’ll explain how I see it. China is seeking to de-emphasize homework for its...
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A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves - (not what I'm hoping for)

A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves - (not what I'm hoping for) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The school, simply named 42, requires no high school diploma and no money to apply. It's turning French education on its head, but it may also solve some of the country's most pressing problems.
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In The Netherlands, Steve Jobs Schools are using iPads!

In The Netherlands, Steve Jobs Schools are using iPads! | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
iPads are replacing textbooks in several schools in the Netherlands where an education reform organization is looking to change everything we know...
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Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from Abroad

Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from Abroad | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for learning about education systems in various countries.
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The Top 10 (And Counting) Education Systems In The World - Edudemic

The Top 10 (And Counting) Education Systems In The World - Edudemic | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Pearson recently released their global report on education (which we also looked at last year). This report takes a look at major factors in education, such as expenditure per student, GDP, graduation rates, etc. South Korea topped the rankings again this year, but Finland – well known for its excellence in education – fell to 5th place. …
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The real reason behind Asian education success – a perspective from Japan

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The dangers of PISA envy

The dangers of PISA envy | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
What we can't learn from other countries.