Teacher training and technology in education

Finnish media has been obsessed with the sale of Nokia mobile phone business to Microsoft. Another success story just like it is not very likely. A single innovative company creating thousands of jobs in Finland and an unprecedented amount of wealth is not in the cards. New firms that can fill the void are needed. … Continue reading

An interview about the Finnish Education A London- based tutoring company interviewed me about the Finnish education. 

The Times They Are a-Changin’, but what is the course education is taking?

  The pace of societal and technological change places increasing demands on individuals and communities yet schools seem to dawdle when they could and they should be fully engaged in the development. The task of basic education is to raise adults of the future, help prepare them for jobs that may not exist yet and … Continue reading

Future learning

The future of learning   Canadian born André Noël Chaker, who has lived in Finland for over two decades wrote a book about the Finnish miracle. He sketches a pathway of opportunities and lists characteristics necessary for success. On his list are things like open mind, trial and error, hard, smart work, sisu (tenacity, not … Continue reading