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Finland's education success AFT President Randi Weingarten visits schools in Finland to learn how they have ascended to the top in student achievement. When ...
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Ambience Matters: Finnish Classrooms Reflect This Cultural Value

Ambience Matters: Finnish Classrooms Reflect This Cultural Value | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
     On my morning commute to school, my eye caught an advertisement for a Helsinki restaurant: Grilli. Baari. Tunnelma.  In English, that’s “Grill. Bar. Atmosphere.” Tunnelma is a word...
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From Human Doing to Human Being - More Thoughts from Finland

From Human Doing to Human Being - More Thoughts from Finland | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
I'm an American teacher in Finland, excavating Finnish education as I teach in Helsinki, and keeping a blog to share insights.
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Want to Know the Secrets of Finnish Education?

Want to Know the Secrets of Finnish Education? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Clearly, there seems to be a disconnect between much of what’s written about Finnish education and reality. This is a curious matter. Yes, we all agree that Finnish education has been successful,...
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Linda Alexander's comment, August 24, 2013 10:57 AM
Thank you for the article, Susan and Juandoming. I altered the title before I shared it.
Patch Self-help's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:09 PM

In Finland there is also a development in mental health practice known as Open Dialogue. Look it up. In Nottingham there is a group of people trying to bring Open Dialogue to the UK starting locally. What is it? It is a way of treating people in distress with real care and understanding rather than sedating them with drugs and labeling them Psychotic for life with on going prescriptions. The best way to avoid side affects. It is a real education so do look up more about this and look out for MHAW in Nottingham where you can find an event focuswd on Open Dialogue in the orange leaflet out soon in Libraries and GP surgeries.

 

Dafnord 's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:31 PM

15-åriga finska elever har fått fortfarande bästa resultat i internationella PISA-studier. Därför talar man om den "mytiska finska undervisningen". Jag tror att bakom den där framgången är viljan att lära sig. De förflutna tider har inte varit lätta för Finland. Kampen mot fattigdom, kampen för nationell existens, kampen för ett eget språk. Är det möjligt att just den hårda kampen har påverkat finnarna så att uppskattningen av kultur, bildning och lärning har utvecklat särskilt kraftigt bland medborgare? Jag bara frågar.

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Education in China: Proposed "No Homework" Policy Is Not Finnish

Education in China: Proposed "No Homework" Policy Is Not Finnish | The 21st Century | 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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Malachy Scullion's comment, September 27, 2013 8:35 AM
I live and work in China and deal with Chinese kindergarten/primary/middle school students regularly. If the Chinese minister for Education decides to drastically reduce the homework levels for primary and secondary education, I personally would like to shake him by the hand.
Chen Quan's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:48 PM

I do not think the policy will  work and be implemented. Chinese and Chinese school have strong incentives to do a lot of homework for the colledge entrance examination. If that can't be changed , the no-homework policy will be on the paper only.

Aldemar Valencia Martinez's comment, October 1, 2013 12:41 PM
Homeworks are not for disciplining learners . . . but for them to evidence their own learnings !!!
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Taught by Finland Emerging from the Cave: My Students Illuminate Truths of Finnish Education

Taught by Finland Emerging from the Cave: My Students Illuminate Truths of Finnish Education | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
I'm an American teacher in Finland, excavating Finnish education as I teach in Helsinki, and keeping a blog to share insights.
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Mila Surage's curator insight, October 1, 2013 2:03 PM

I love this blog because it is from the point of view of an American teacher who teaches in Finlad. What better way to understand the pros and cons of finish education than from someone who has tought both? 

Vrinda Boodram's curator insight, December 7, 2013 12:29 PM

At every point in history, every civilization has encountered bloodshed to fight for it’s independence. The same applies to Finland. Although today Finland stands atop the education pyramid while regularly ranking in the top percentile of the world, the journey was not easy. I would love to teach peace to children since they are the future. Education can also teach equal rights and responsibilities to children of all civilizations. Perhaps one day, the fine line of thinking one human being greater than another will cease to exist. This lesson can begin in the classroom. Take Finland as an example - a country once oppressed by Sweden and Russia - now ranks highest in the world in education after gaining its independence. Why should any country therefore undergo oppression? Perhaps teaching children this valuable lesson will have a positive effect on the leaders of the future.

 

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Taught by Finland

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I'm an American teacher in Finland, excavating Finnish education as I teach in Helsinki, and keeping a blog to share insights.
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Jim Bob's comment, August 31, 2013 11:53 PM
Well done Susan.
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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science.
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Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, May 11, 2013 6:14 AM

Dr. Harry Wong mentioned that Finland's educational model involves trusting their teachers. Think about it. When schools overmanage their teachers are they not taking their staff's focus away from teaching through the implementation of checklists and rigid process controls?

If the children in the classroom are learning then the teacher must be teaching, but this opens up a whole other can of worms: How do you measure the learning? What is learning - how does one define and measure it in a 21st century digital world?

Have a look at the Finnish method.