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Finland is generally recognized as one of the world’s highest performing nations. Over the past decade, Finnish students have been high performers on the international PISA exams.
In Finnish schools, students never take a standardized test. How is their progress assessed? By their teachers.
Finnish educators say that the key totheir success is the high quality of their teachers. Not just a star here and there, but the profession as a whole has high standards for entry and for preparation. There are no shortcuts o becoming a teacher in Finland. Teachers are highly respected, just as much as other professions.
In celebration of the 125th year of the Proceedings, we are proud to announce the start of the first ever Online Conference of the Aristotelian Society: a weeklong event featuring classic papers from our back catalogue, commentaries on these papers delivered by contemporary philosophers, and an online-based discussion forum that is open to everyone. We hope that you’ll enjoy participating in the discussion.
Curtis Bonk led a session about MOOCs at Learning 2012. His slides are available at TrainingShare (this is the direct link). His presentation must have been one of the most insanely paced sessions ...
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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 ...
Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, medicine, the prison system, and the function of sexuality in social organizations.
As difficult as we make it sound, self-improvement can be a straightforward thing. It’s relatively easy to become more fit (diet and exercise) or even to become smarter (read more and attend classes on a topic).
Yes. That’s right. It’s not a misspelling. “Tweaching” is on the rise. A term coined by our very own Brian Salerno at QU Online, “tweaching” refers to the use of Twitter for instruction in both online and on ground settings. According to the Faculty Focus Report (2009) on Twitter in Higher Education, up to 71.8% of college faculty expect that their use of Twitter will increase in the coming school year. Will you be “tweaching” with them?