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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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On Finland’s Phenomenon-based learning

Finland’s plans to replace the teaching of classic school subjects such as history or English with broader, cross-cutting “topics” as part of a major education reform have been getting global attention. Stay calm: despite the reforms, Finnish schools will continue … 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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Mission for Finland – Wiki-democracy: A Finnish initiative

Read Instead of blaming online and social media and participatory modes of production as amateurish, a new report published in Finland suggests that our broadcasting models of democracy and politics should change into wiki-democracy. The report that focuses on the … Continue reading

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