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26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

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How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava’s fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform – if you want results, try doing the opposite of what American “education reformers” think we should do in classrooms. Instead of control, competition, stress, standardized testing, screen-based schools and loosened teacher qualifications, try warmth, collaboration, and highly professionalized, teacher-led encouragement and assessment. At the University of Eastern Finland’s Normaalikoulu teacher training school in Joensuu, Finland, you can see Hietava’s students enjoying the cutting-edge concept of “personalized learning.” Related: What high-performing countries have to teach us about teacher training But this is not a tale of classroom computers.

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11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More”. When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons. I expected to have great new ideas on how to teach my mathematics curriculum and I would revamp my lessons so that I could include more curriculum, more math and get students to think more, talk more and do more math. This drive to do more and More and MORE is a state of existence for most teachers in the US….it is engrained in us from day one.

50 fun call-and-response ideas to get students’ attention Call-and-response is a time-tested technique for getting attention, not just in classrooms but in the military, in churches, at sports events, and in traditional cultures in various parts of the world. Instead of repeating yourself, train students to respond to a fun or inspiring statement! Here are some tips for creating your own call-and-response: Clap or snap in patterns and have students repeat the patterns back. The Finnish National Board of Education - Education system Equal opportunities to high-quality education The main objective of Finnish education policy is to offer all citizens equal opportunities to receive education. The structure of the education system reflects these principles. The system is highly permeable, that is, there are no dead-ends preventing progression to higher levels of education.

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-Finnish children don't start school until they are 7.-Compared with other systems, they rarely take exams or do homework until they are well into their teens.The children are not measured at all for the first six years of their education.-There is only one mandatory standardized test in Finland, taken when children are 16.-All children, clever or not, are taught in the same classrooms. -Finland spends around 30 percent less per student than the United States. -30 percent of children receive extra help during their first nine years of school. -66 percent of students go to college. The highest rate in Europe. -The difference between weakest and strongest students is the smallest in the World. -Science classes are capped at 16 students so that they may perform practical experiments every class.-93 percent of Finns graduate from high school. (17.5 percent higher than the US.) -43 percent of Finnish high-school students go to vocational schools.-Elementary school students get 75 minu by adambadahdah Mar 5

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