How to do a learning (r)evolution: perspective from Finland

Teemu Leinonen, Aug 08, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Education has to do more than adapt to change, write the authors of the SITRA’s New Education Forum (20 page PDF). "We insist that education must not settle for adapting to change, but also act as a driver. To raise brave, compassionate citizens capable of independent thought and bearing the responsibility for themselves and for others; curious people, capable of finding things out for themselves and assessing the reliability of whatever information they come across." Or as Tiina Silander says: "“We have long ridden the wave of Pisa hysteria, telling ourselves that our schools are good. And they are excellent – by yesterday’s standards. Our schools do not meet current or future needs.”

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