Finnish Lessons 2.0: Myths, facts and ideas for improving your school

Leadership: Pasi Sahlberg

Educators around the world are always interested in the idea of what makes some education systems perform better than others, and why some seem to be stuck in mediocracy. Since the year 2000, much of that attention has been on Finland.

There are numerous theories and explanations for what makes education better. Some of them are true and some are not. In this presentation, Pasi will explore common myths, established facts and helpful ideas from Finnish schools and Finland’s education system.

He will explain the key characteristics of Finland’s school system and how they resonate with those in other countries. In the end, Pasi will offer his own set of lessons – including both policy-level and practical ideas – for conference attendees to improve education through their own work.