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Education Lessons From Finland With Pasi Sahlberg

Courtesy Pasi Sahlberg

Finland’s public education system consistently ranks among the top in the world in terms of achievement and efficiency. Professor Pasi Sahlberg’s presentation talks about what the United States can learn from Finland, where education policies focus more on professional development rather than standardized tests, and pedagogy above technology. Sahlberg spoke at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall on November 14, 2012.

Sahlberg is a professor at the University of Helsinki and the director general at the Finnish Ministry of Education. His most recent book is called “Finnish Lessons: What Can The World Learn From The Educational Change in Finland.”

Sahlberg's lecture was organized by the Finnish studies program in the UW department of Scandinavian studies.

Pasi Sahlberg at TEDxEast