Tag Archives: Finland

Erasmus visits can open doors

I’ll be blogging this week (23-27 April) from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic where I’ll be attending an Erasmus International Office and Library Training week. For those who do not know about Erasmus, it is the European Union’s educational … Continue reading

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Trust and Teachers

I’ve attended two very different conferences in the past week at the IOE that have highlighted trust and teachers. On the 29th March, the IOE hosted In teachers we trust: explaining the Finnish miracle with the Finnish Institute in London, … Continue reading

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Finns and education

The announcement of a forthcoming seminar at the Institute, being presented jointly by the IOE, the Finnish Institute in London, the Finnish Embassy, and the University of Helsinki, reminded me that there is also American interest in the success of … Continue reading

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Saunas and education?

Now that I’ve got your attention, this picture is a Google image and, unfortunately, not me or anyone here. The sauna with a view, however, is almost identical to the one I was in this week. After a long day … Continue reading

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Finnish education soup

Perhaps this is a sign I’ve been eating too much here in Finland, but I’d like to share my recipe for a tasty education soup. Add the following: a heaping measure of teacher education (MA quality) a healthy dose of teacher … Continue reading

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Facts and factors of Finnish success

The University of Helsinki is a large, thriving university. Originally founded in Turku in 1640, the university transferred to Helsinki in 1828. Presently, the university serves 37,000 degree students and 30,000 continuing education and Open University students on four campuses … Continue reading

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Hello from Helsinki

I’m at the University of Helsinki for an International Staff Exchange week. Erasmus participants are from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France and that’s just an A – F start!  I regret missing the IOE International and Culture week, … Continue reading

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