Finland is being praised as good example in education, again. Yes, there is a lot of things that we apparently do better than most countries, but can we really stand up to all the good things being said? Like: Finland has a culture of “win-win” practices. From top to bottom it is clear that everyone […]
The higher the level of school engagement, the lower the level of school burnout – this is the overall picture. However, a study published in the latest issue of Developmental Psychology demonstrates that Finnish high school students display divergent patterns of school engagement and burnout.
Monica Bulger addresses in her post in DMLcentral some key issues related to the impact of modern technologies on learning, and more importantly why the technology alone will not fix the education problem. No matter how many laptops we put in classrooms or wi-fi networks we set up, if kids are in a district where […]
A question that we get frequently asked (as we happen to work with issues related to young people’s technology mediated practices), is that what good does adding technology to classrooms do? Or more precisely, does technology have an positive impact on learning? However, as i see it, that question is quite irrelevant. In this post i will shortly explain why.