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Tarmo Toikkanen

The Finnish Education System Rocks! Why? - 1 views

  • In short, Singapore and Finland have become world renowned for their education systems, but interestingly they have achieved their success using quite different approaches (to say it mildly!).
  • Here are five reasons, why Finish people have been, and are successful: Quality education with equal opportunity High level of investments in R&D for technology development Good regulatory framework and efficient public service Open economy: competition has to prevail Social model: social market economy, welfare society
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  • Besides free and universal high-level education from comprehensive school to university (6% of GDP directed to public education), Finland stresses also equal opportunity for all, irrespective of domicile, sex, economic situation or mother tongue. Teachers are required to be trained in dealing with low-achieving students, as well as students with disabilities and learning difficulties.
  • The fact that education is free, including travel expenses, welfare services, accommodation, books and other school material, means that students can focus more of their time on learning, rather than all the other distractions that might come with it.
  • Interestingly, a teacher must have a master's degree to teach in Finland, and also have a lifelong learning program mapped out for them. They emphasize a lot on lifelong learning, and it is kind of embedded into the their learning culture.
  • Finland don't rank students or schools, and they don't emphasize on standardized nationwide examinations that drive students, teachers and parents nuts.
  • I personally believe (based on my shallow understanding) the Finnish education system has managed to infuse discipline, hard work, and competitiveness, but at the same time also infuse the right balance to nurture critical skills required for the 21 century, which include communication, collaboration, creativity (innovativeness), critical thinking, problem solving, digital literacy, flexibility, adaptability, global care/awareness, and emotional intelligence.
  • In addition, the Finnish education system is rather decentralized and schools are given a degree of freedom (independence) to develop their own curriculum. The problem with having a centralized system and curriculum, is that if you get it wrong, the whole country will suffer. Also, with a top-down model, it is difficult to quickly innovate and spark changes to the curriculum that is needed to deal with the increasingly disruptive learning world that we are experiencing today. However, in a decentralized system, schools can easily change and adapt as they learn, and also they have more freedom to explore and try out new things, without needing to worry about ranking of this and that.
  • Finally, Finland emphasizes big time on research and development (around 4% of GDP), and have interlinked companies with the Universities to collaborate on new innovations. Whatever they do, their approach is very scientific, which of course includes how they are continuously improving their education systems.
  • Focus less on exams, and more on learning.
  • Focus more on teacher education, and less on centralized content/curriculum.
  • Focus less on investing on flowers and big buildings, and more on equipping educators and students with the learning tools needed to transform the way they learn.
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    Analysis on why the Finnish education system gives good results.
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    ZaidLearnin kirjoittaja pääsi kuuntelemaan Suomi-Malesia-konferenssiin opetuskulttuurien eroista. Tässä hän analysoi USAn näkökulmasta, mikä suomalaisessa koulutusjärjestelmässä häntä inspiroi.
Tero Toivanen

BBC News - Finland makes broadband a 'legal right' - 0 views

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    Good news from Finland!
Johanna T

Facebook Finland Network revealed + IRC-Galleria comparison | Taneli Tikka - 0 views

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    Taneli Tikka vertaa Facebookin ja IRC-gallerian käyttäjätilastoja, ikäjakaumia ja muuta.
Tero Toivanen

Hechinger Report | What can we learn from Finland?: A Q&A with Dr. Pasi Sahlberg - 2 views

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    Pasi Sahlbergin haastattelu. Jakaminen ja yhteistyö kilpailun sijaan!
Tero Toivanen

Finland Guarantees Right to Broadband Internet Access | Singularity Hub - 0 views

  • Earlier in the year, legislators had promised 100 Mbps by the end of 2015, but on Wednesday the Ministry of Transportation and Communication announced an intermediate step: 1Mbps by July 2010 for Finland’s more than 5 million citizens. The news, reported via the Finnish broadcasting company YLE, makes Finland the first country in the world to declare broadband internet access a right.
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      Nyt on syytä olla ylpeä!
Tero Toivanen

ASCD Inservice: Framing Finland Visit Through Key Questions - 2 views

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    ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) tekee tutkimusmatkan Suomeen tutkiakseen Suomen koulutusjärjestelmää.
Tarmo Toikkanen

Finnish Hashtag Library Specification - Google Docs - 1 views

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    Suomalaisten hashtagien eli Twitterissä, Qaikussa ja muissa paikoissa käytettyjen avainsanojen tietokanta.
Tero Toivanen

Teacher education: Learning a lesson from the Finns - 0 views

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    Suomalainen voi lukea tämän ylpeänä. 
Tero Toivanen

Education Futures - November agenda: Boundless conversations - 0 views

  • Finally, I head to Helsinki on November 20 for a visit with a seminar at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science on Boundless Learning. With both virtual and in-person components, the seminar is developing into a real treat to participate in. For a sample of the ideas we will explore, view the videos posted on the Boundless Learning blog.
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    John Moravec will come to Helsinki on November 20 for a visit with a seminar at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science on Boundless Learning. With both virtual and in-person components, the seminar is developing into a real treat to participate in. For a sample of the ideas we will explore, view the videos posted on the Boundless Learning blog.
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