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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: Everyone aspires to be Finland, but this country beats them in two out of three subjects But this is not a tale of classroom computers.
While the school has the latest technology, there isn’t a tablet or smartphone in sight, just a smart board and a teacher’s desktop.
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
a reply to: Realtruth
"We should be teaching our kids HOW to think instead of WHAT to think."
I heard that quote a few years back and it rings more true by the day. Problem solving, critical thinking, logic, discernment. Because regurgitating facts only tests a child's memory.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
I suspect they're based on good plain old education, whereas here the system is more bent on social engineering than actual education. A citizenry just smart enough to pump the gas, but not know how the gas pump actually works is the general model. Oh, and lots of skin, hair and fashion products.
Swann was homeschooled and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Brigham Young University in 1993, at the age of 15, and a Master's degree in History from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 1994, at the age of 16.
The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests. (The public school average is the 50th percentile; scores range from 1 to 99.) A 2015 study found Black homeschool students to be scoring 23 to 42 percentile points above Black public school students (Ray, 2015).
Homeschool students score above average on achievement tests regardless of their parents’ level of formal education or their family’s household income.
originally posted by: jellyrev
Finnish people did not implode their culture. A culture molds the government via voting and then synergizes with civic culture.
Want to be like Finland? Have your citizens adopt finnish culture.
Want to be like another country adopt that culture.
originally posted by: Kromlech
The USA school system "flounders" because it's primarily run by a deluded liberal system.
originally posted by: Aeshma
a reply to: Realtruth
Teach your kids to love jesus, murkah, and buddweiser !