Thursday, February 10, 2011

So what are they doing better in Finland (in education)?

Teaching less and learning more.  Read an excellent overview with handy graphs and a video in Less is More. Teach Less, Learn More by David Truss on Connected Principals.

“This creativity aspect is very important because in Finland we believe that risk-taking, creativity and innovation are very, very important for a society like ours. And particularly working in this global and globalized world it is more important than what you actually know and remember, it is more what you are and what you are capable of doing.” ~ Pasi Sahlberg

Worth reading the whole piece - click on over.  We seem, here, to be using the UK and US as our educational models, far more than places like Finland, even though the Finnish approach is more successful.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Agree, am reading a book by Ken Robertson on this very topic. Germany is interestingt - they welcome creativity and are proud of their cultural and innovative achievements, but are slow to embrace a different way of thinking until they see the results... so product convinves of process, and not the other way around...