pedagogical love

What Finland wants to learn from Australian schools

By Mervi Kaukko

Finnish schools do well in international rankings, but few Finnish teachers, parents and students really care about it very much. Finland cares much more about the wellbeing and happiness of their children. As I am a teacher from Finland, currently working with schools and universities in Australia, I have experienced this first hand. Generally, teachers

Is ‘pedagogical love’ the secret to Finland’s educational success?

By Tom Stehlik

Teachers and teacher educators in Finland are well aware that Finnish schoolchildren perform well in academic metrics such as PISA, but they seem much more concerned that their children are happy. It was something that impressed me immensely when I visited the country. The wellbeing of children is central to Finnish society and culture and