August 1-3
Michigan State University

MindShift article

Educators around the world have been making expeditions to Finland to learn the secrets of the nation’s top performing students. Finnish students consistently test at the top on international tests, like the PISA. They also report being happy, are less frequently tested and have more time for play. Finland has the benefit of a strong social welfare system and high quality of life, but very few private schools. With all these variables currently in its favor, the Finns are taking dramatic steps in changing its education system by overhauling how high school is taught. Students will go from the traditional way of learning by subjects, to learning by topics, according to The Independent. The transition hasn’t been without its tensions.  READ MORE.