#135 – FINLAND: “It’s time to come up with new innovations”
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What’s in this episode?
This episode was recorded at HundrED Summit in Helsinki. We talk about how to sustain and scale change in education. The role of autonomy, entrepreneurialism, teachers and students in change making AND why we should never forget the greats in pedagogical thinking.
- Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
- Pia Pakarinen, Deputy Mayor for Education, City of Helsinki | Twitter: @Pia_Pakarinen
- Ilona Taimela, teacher and educational consultant, City of Helsinki | Twitter: @IlonaTaimela
- Plus clips from Pasi Sahlberg @pasi_sahlberg, Finnish educator and author who has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher, and policy advisor and Finnish Minister of Education, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen @sannigrahn – courtesy of speeches at HundrED Summit.
Quotes from this episode
Pia Pakarinen, Deputy Mayor for Education, Helsinki
“If you were to ask me the secret of Finnish education, it is of course our very well educated teachers.”
Pasi Sahlberg, Education expert, Author
“The problem now is there is so much crap in the literature of school improvement. It’s hard to distinguish what is good and what is not.”
Finnish Minister of Education, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen
“I’m certain that change in school is made by the teachers. In Finland, there is no innovation that can be put into use without involving the teachers.”
Ilona Taimela, teacher and educational consultant, City of Helsinki
“There has been a lot of media coverage that Finland got rid of subjects…No. We still have subjects. But the thing is there has to be collaboration between the subjects.”
- HundrED Summit
- Summit takeaways
- City of Helsinki
- Saku Tuominen
- Ilkka Paananen, CEO Supercell
- Minister of Education, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen
- Helsinki entrepreneurs
- Arabia comprehensive space
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Emile: On Education
John Dewey – Logic: The Theory of Enquiry
- Pasi Sahlberg
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