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Teacher Education in Finland

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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.

 


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Gloria Inostroza's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:23 PM

Tener en cuenta... 

AnnC's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:20 PM

We need to create a culture that respects the teaching profession as much as any other as will create our future leaders.

Vrinda Boodram's curator insight, December 6, 2013 6:48 PM

I applaud the approach on education taken by Finland. Staying clear of a content-driven, test-based system is clearly  the way to go based on their success rate! Relying on standardized testing to measure students’ success only demoralizes the ability of the students (especially those who are not good test-takers), and even the teachers since they too are judged and evaluated based on how their students perform. Testing tolerance simply strips children of their confidence and teachers of their ability to creatively teach, and as a result disables children from achieving their maximum potential.

 

The respect that Finnish teachers have is also drastically different to that of the U.S. where the notorious phrase is, “those can’t do, teach.” The enforcement of educators having a Masters degree and undergoing extensive training for entry and preparation seems to be the reason why that level of respect is upheld. The fact that only one of ten teachers is accepted to teacher colleges is a clear indication of the rigour and competitiveness of the program. This type of structure ensures that only the best of the best become teachers of the future leaders of the nation.

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The dirty word that’s key to the success of Finland’s educational reform: Equity - Holy Kaw!

The dirty word that’s key to the success of Finland’s educational reform: Equity - Holy Kaw! | Stuffaliknows | Scoop.it
RT @GuyKawasaki: The dirty word that’s key to the success of Finland’s educational reform: Equity http://t.co/agk36S3P...

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Stuffaliknows | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.

 

Compared with the stereotype of the East Asian model -- long hours of exhaustive cramming and rote memorization -- Finland's success is especially intriguing because Finnish schools assign less homework and engage children in more creative play. All this has led to a continuous stream of foreign delegations making the pilgrimage to Finland to visit schools and talk with the nation's education experts, and constant coverage in the worldwide media marveling at the Finnish miracle...(cont.)


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Training outstanding teachers - The Department for Education

Details of the Department's plans to reform initial teacher training.
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THE CONCEPT OF EVIDENCE IN EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE - Kvernbekk - 2011 - Educational Theory - Wiley Online Library

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“We urgently need to safeguard free will in the age of big data” | OEB Newsportal

“We urgently need to safeguard free will in the age of big data” | OEB Newsportal | Stuffaliknows | Scoop.it

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PeterT's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:54 AM

This could equally well have been categorised under assessment (http://www.scoop.it/t/assessment-by-peter-twining).

 

Knowing what works will become more important than knowing why it works - though we will still need theory. This has massive implications for research (as well as practice). 

 

I have to say that the notion that the challenge to privacy of big data is more like 'Minority Report' than '1984' is somewhat terrifying! 

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Pasi Sahlberg: "Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?"

Watch video of Pasi Sahlberg speaking Dec. 9 on "Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?"  

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social pedagogy

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The term social pedagogy has been used to describe a The term social pedagogy has been used to describe a range of work with children and young people straddling social work and education.
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IfL - The Institute for Learning - IfL highlights concerns about funding for teacher training

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