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education reform Finland

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th March 2015

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with ‘topics’ as country reforms its education system http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-schools-subjects-are-out-and-topics-are-in-as-country-reforms-its-education-system-10123911.html Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa/ Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are […]

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video games Norway

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd March 2015

Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/literature-ethics-physics-its-all-in-video-games-at-this-norwegian-school/ game-based learning seems to be a misnomer, as the learning is not based on games, but enhanced by them. Commercial games are repurposed and modified to support curricular goals, as opposed to driving them. Of course, learning can and should also be […]

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snapchat and education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th March 2015

The author erroneously focuses on Snapchat as a service and university administration, monitoring and censorship; it is a basic issue of education. Educating the Millennials and Gen Z about privacy, netiquette and digital humanity. Education is about letting students explore, fail, learn from their failure and improve. #FinlandPhenomenon Temporary Messages, Lasting Impact https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/27/monitoring-student-behavior-snapchat-next-impossible-administrators-say From the […]

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The Finland Phenomenon: infographic

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th March 2014

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