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What’s So Great About Schools in Finland?

Monday’s Three Things to Unlearn About Learning elicited several comments about Finland’s school system. Here’s a recent post describing some differences between schools in the U.S. and Finland. Finland has been hailed for exemplifying the ideal model of a thriving, innovative education system that prioritizes the most important stakeholders: students. International and American media are … Continue reading What’s So Great About Schools in Finland? →

Where’s the Joy in Learning?

Flickr:WoodleyWonderworks A school is not a desert of emotions,” begins an article by Finnish educators Taina Rantala and Kaarina Määttä, published last month in the journal Early Child Development and Care. But you’d never know that by looking at the scientific literature. “In the field of educational psychology, research on feelings is lacking,” the authors … Continue reading Where’s the Joy in Learning? →

Finland’s Formula for Success

Finland’s education system has come under close scrutiny recently for its unique holistic approach to learning (read What’s So Great About Schools in Finland). In this illuminating video by Edutopia, it’s clear that early intervention is a key part of the philosophy there, and that the entire community of educators rallies around kids to make … Continue reading Finland’s Formula for Success →

What’s So Great About Schools in Finland?

Finland has been hailed for exemplifying the ideal model of a thriving, innovative education system that prioritizes the most important stakeholders: students. International and American media are fascinated by the Scandinavian country’s approach to designing the education system. The fact that Finland manages to score among the top three countries on the PISA survey is … Continue reading What’s So Great About Schools in Finland? →

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