This is the first in a series of articles about learning in FINLAND, which is based upon my visiting a number of Finnish schools in October 2012.
According to numerous studies, Finland is one of the best educational performing countries in the world. However, aside from international tests, Finland has no standardized testing of its own. They do not believe that achievement gains improve the lives of children.
So how do they score so high—especially considering that students start school at a later age (seven), take fewer classes, have a three-month summer break, spend less time in school per day, have barely any homework, and are rarely tested?
The following are a few key elements about the educational approach in … >>>READ MORE >>> →