Category Archives: Finland

The Finnish education sys­tem can­not be copied, but parts of it can be ex­por­ted

Finnish education is in demand internationally. Education export is an effective way of solving challenges and building a better future. “The Funda Ujabule School, established on the University of Johannesburg campus in Soweto six years ago, follows the Finnish approach … Continue reading

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Finland – Un­der­stand­ing pu­pils and learn­ing are at the core of teach­er’s work

Unlike in almost all other countries, Finnish teachers train for their profession at a university. This has been the case for over 40 years. “University-level teacher education ensures that teaching is linked with the most up-to-date research results,” says Professor of … Continue reading

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Countering Neoliberalism: A Pedagogy of the Heart from a Finnish Higher Learning Perspective

Finnish education and schooling have embraced the neoliberal model of education. No longer is the education system focused on social justice and social equality; rather, Finnish education and schooling have been remarketed into a more individualist mode of learning and … Continue reading

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Why Finnish pupils are top of the European game

A key factor behind the country’s success rests on its claim to be one of the most undivided education systems in the world.
The principle of inclusion is taken seriously even before children begin compulsory education at the age of seven. … Continue reading

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Os segredos da Finlândia – Como constrói a melhor escola do mundo

O fato de o professor ter autonomia para trabalhar em sua sala de aula também colabora com a visão social tão positiva. Há um currículo nacional básico, que dita as linhas gerais do que deve ser ensinado, mas o docente … Continue reading

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Education: What Will Finland Do Next?

“Finnish schools are fear-free places where children don’t need to worry about competition, failure or performance that in many countries are fueled by standardized testing.” — Pasi Sahlberg Systematic pursuit of children’s wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence … Continue reading

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Finnish Lessons

Finnish Lessons is a first-hand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past three decades. The author traces the evolution of education policies in Finland and highlights how they differ from the United States and … Continue reading

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Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

Finnish Lessons is a first-hand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past three decades. The author, Pasi Sahlber,  traces the evolution of education policies in Finland and highlights how they differ from the United States … Continue reading

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success

Since the 1980s, the main driver of Finnish education policy has been the idea that every child should have exactly the same opportunity to learn, regardless of family background, income, or geographic location. Education has been seen first and foremost … Continue reading

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Extreme Events

An extreme event (Xevent) is a rare incidence with potentially significant societal implications. While a specific Xevent has a low probability, due to the range of possible Xevents and due to a myriad of global networks acting as transmission paths, … Continue reading

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