Tag Archives: Finnish Lessons

The Great Education Wars

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One of the fascinating aspects of the recent Festival of Education at Wellington College was the exceptionally wide range of speakers and the breadth and diversity of opinions on offer. Ultimately, however, they divided into two camps. In the ‘traditionalist’ … Continue reading

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MOOD: Another Great Educational Debate

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“The purpose of our education system is to make our country internationally competitive.” – Michael Gove speaking on Radio 4 last weekend. “The education system isn’t broken. It’s doing exactly what it was intended to do – create compliant cogs … Continue reading

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The Diploma Disease and the Qualifications Spiral

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Consider this startling statement, which was printed as a strapline above an article in the Guardian newspaper this week: “For years, education promised to make us more equal. Finally, politicians are realising it achieved the opposite.” So we ask ourselves, … Continue reading

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The Future of Education – in Finland and Elsewhere

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Regular readers of 3D Eye will know of our admiration for the Finnish education system and its achievements. We’ve posted several pieces that try to sum up the main features of the Finnish education system and its approaches to learning … Continue reading

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Key Concepts for the Learning Revolution

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Today we’re presenting a concise summary of some very fundamental and some very practical ideas about teaching, learning and schooling in the 21st Century. Soon, apparently in the new year, England’s Minister for Education, who happens to be a Scot, … Continue reading

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Education, Equity and Social Mobility – Finnish Lessons Part 4

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These are interesting times, with big debates going on about some very fundamental issues, such as how we provide education for children and young people, how we regulate and supervise our banking and financial systems, and how we achieve ‘social … Continue reading

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Explaining Finland’s Miracle: Finland’s School Success – Part Three

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3Di is endebted to Meredyth Byrd and her education blog ‘Engaging Ideas‘ for drawing our attention to this fascinating article in The Atlantic, written by Anu Partanen, a Finnish Journalist based in New York City: What Americans Keep Ignoring About … Continue reading

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