School Reform, Educational Technology and PISA Results- A Debate in Finland

2019-03-06T17:35:01+00:00 2019|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in Finland, In Class Technology|

From the end of 2018, there have been lots of discussions in the Finnish media -both for and against- about whether the new Curriculum, phenomenon based learning and use of technology in schools are weakening the learning results or [...]

Planning Learning Environment with Augmented Reality (AR)

2018-12-10T15:55:19+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, AR, VR, and Mixed Reality, EdTech in Finland|

John Dewey, an American philosopher theorized that learning should be relevant and practical, not just passive and theoretical. Modern day school has often been criticized as being an island outside of society, educating theoretical knowledge with a little contextual connections [...]

Digitalization of Basic Education: A Case Study from Kaarina, Finland, Part II

2018-10-25T17:22:51+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in Finland|

This article describes the results from several scientific studies that were carried out in the city of Kaarina, Finland in 2014-2015 as a part of a municipality wide 1:1 tablet implementation project in basic education schools. Part one of [...]

Digitalization of Basic Education: A Case Study from Kaarina, Finland, Part I

2018-09-21T12:00:51+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in Finland, In Class Technology|

This article gives an insight to how one Finnish city, Kaarina, carried through a digitalization process in basic education level starting from 2014 by deploying personal mobile devices to all students from grade 4 upwards. As well as to all [...]

Technology and Modern Learning Spaces in Finland

2018-07-20T18:43:58+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in Finland, In Class Technology|

The Finnish National Core Curriculum was renewed in 2014 and implemented into use in basic education schools in 2016-2017 as municipalities reformed their own curricula. The core curriculum is a normative document that sets overall guidelines in otherwise very [...]

Coding in Education: A Finnish Perspective

2018-07-04T14:34:01+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, Coding, EdTech in Finland|

Coding in education: a Finnish perspective by Dr. Keijo Sipilä   Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to the idea of an era in which technology, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality or robotics, is diminishing the lines of digital, physical and [...]

Teaching Children Coding and the Challenges Faced

2018-07-04T14:35:33+00:00 2017|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in Finland, STEM and STEAM|

Category: Before Class Teaching Children Coding and the Challenges Faced by Keijo Sipilä Coding is the newest addition to the modern day curriculum and is arguably the most important skill to learn in the 21st Century.  Considering its great [...]