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Finland puts flexible holidays ahead of longer school days

Learning spaces and learner autonomy

The length of the school year and school days, as well as the timing of holidays, is always a controversial topic. While the debate rages in the UK about whether children should spend more time at school, in Finland – which has both one of the shortest school years in the OECD and some of the best results in international education rankings – there is a push to improve learning by developing novel ways of learning, rather than increasing school days and lesson time. Read more

11 March 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (26924)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 1.7

Educating Teachers for Diversity

by Lusine Fljyan

In the overall context of teacher education there is very little space left for shaping the pre-service teachers’ skills and competences to work in a multicultural environment. In our days there is a growing tendency that schools in Europe and beyond enroll the children with different linguistic and cultural background. How can education facilitate the learners’ efficacy in a multicultural environment? Read more

11 March 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (25314)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 1.8

The impact of classroom environment on academic achievement

by Isabelle Ortiz

Learning spaces and learner autonomy

Did you know that the classroom environment can help pupils’ academic performance rise by 25% over an academic year?

This is what the University of Salford (UK) and a firm of architects have found out. This pilot study has been able to correlate academic performance with learning environments. Read more


27 February 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (36529)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 3.6

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