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A 60 Year History of the US and Finland Educational Trajectories

A 60 Year History of the US and Finland Educational Trajectories | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Educational reform in the US and Finland

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Christine McCartney, a Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching is researching how Finnish teachers utilize authentic, on-going formative assessments in their classrooms on a daily basis. She has created a powerful presentation looking at the 60 year history of the educational trajectories that the US and Finland have taken.

 

She states: "While homogeneity in Finland certainly plays a role in the different trajectories of educational reform in the United States and Finland, a closer look reveals that there might be more at play."

 

 

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Olli Hatakka's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:55 AM

intresting....

Debra Walker's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:09 PM

Love this compare and contrast between US and Finland education overview.

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Pasi Sahlberg Video: Finland's Top Goal for Education - "Better Individual Learning Path"

Pasi Sahlberg Video:  Finland's Top Goal for Education - "Better Individual Learning Path" | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

David Truss provides an excellent synopsis of Finland's educational system from this video, "Key Drivers of Educational Performance in Finland" presented by Pasi Sahlberg in April 2010.

 

Do not miss this video of Sahlberg's presentation as he reflects on why Finland has created the highest-ranking system in the world. At the end of this presentation, Sahlberg notes the future goals that Finland has for education; the top one being "Better Individual Learning Path".  

 

In his concluding remarks he articulates the importance of creativity: 

 

"This creativity aspect is very important because in Finland we believe that risk-taking, creativity and innovation are very, very important for a society like ours.  And particularly working in this global and globalized world it is more important than what you actually know and remember, it is more what you are and what you are capable of doing.”"

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