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Finland through an immigrant’s eyes

Freedom of expression, communication, unleashed creativity, valuing other’s opinion and encouraging dialogues, amongst many other attributes, have featured my university studies in a country that has been dominantly ranking the happiest in the world for several years, and more importantly one of the top countries for higher education studies. I

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Meet Our Partner: Towa Overseas Study Center – “Go Study” empowers future leaders

Towa Overseas Study Center, the visionary behind the “Go Study” initiative, firmly believes that school visits in a foreign country will inspire and offer professionals in the education field (whether teachers, principals or administrators) a different perspective on best practices around the world, fostering educational development and pedagogical leadership. The

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An ordinary day at Finnish daycare center

I am an early education teacher, working in Kalkunvuori daycare center. I work in an integrated group where half of the children have special needs, and that is why the group size is smaller (12 children) and the staff resource is bigger than the average (4 adults, of which 2

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The Finnish Teenage Boys Who Cook

Team Learning Scoop is happy to collaborate with Dr. Timothy D. Walker  who is an American teacher living in Finland. We are pleased to share one of his posts here, too! *** The Indian recipe said to grease the baking dish. This was my first task. The others on my cooking

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Can we Finnish our school?

I think many people understand that Finland is the gold standard in education. But what specifically are the Finns doing? Can we Finnish our school? Last Autumn I participated in a one-week study tour of schools in Finland because I wanted to see things for myself. It was so interesting

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Teachers going online

I’ve been teaching in a Finnish high school for about 25 years and I have seen a lot. Never before has the change in pedagogy been this fast. Different online materials and programs have changed the everyday life of a teacher a lot. First, I’d like to mention Wilma, a

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