Monday, 16 November 2009

Finnish perceptions of PISA Success: Previous Research, Part Eleven - Additional Reasons

This section addresses reasons not fitting in themes of the previous posts.  
  • High interest in reading: The interest in reading in Finland supersedes socio-economic, cultural, or linguistic background of the students.  
  • High appreciation for education in general: Education is held in high esteem in society and enjoys political consensus.
  • Textbooks: are of high quality and cover contextual relationships, for example, "Science and Society" or "Science and Humans"  
  • Finnish students assert a higher level of effort in school, and ultimately, PISA.  
  • Concept of Learning: The rather old-fashioned manner in which teachers see students as responsible for learning, and encourage both individual and cooperative learning processes.  

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