I visited Asbury primary school today, like many Hong Kong primary schools they are looking to explore different ways of delivering content, while still trying to meet all the needs and constraints of the curriculum. We had a very good conversation about the Finnish system and what could be learned from the Finnish approach that may be of interest in the Hong Kong system. Fron the discussion it was clear that a key element of exploring different approaches is to do this throu
I visited the school of Creativity, Tuesday, its a very a interesting concept. The reason for my visit is they will have a 3 day conference there at the school in October or November , I was there seeing how to link in the Finnish aspect of this conference. The picture of myself is with Ada Wong, the founder of the school of Creativity in HK. Curriculum Design Principle To consolidate learning and creativity with comprehensive and substantial foundation, we nurture our studen
Invitation to EDiversity seminar: "Examinations and Assessments : Uses and Misuses in 21st Century Education" As we are talking more about the difficult-to-measure soft skills and attributes desirable for the 21st century, how should we balance the pursuit of big data, design exam and assessment, and use its data to ensure that individual development of students is safeguarded? After months of heated TSA debate, it is opportune to have important academics from the US and Fi
Here's the first batch of photos taken from yesterday's event. The event was a great success and we want to thank everyone who participated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cool animation tool Plotagon at the BETT exhibition in London. Drawing from a world cafe spot, hosted by me at the xEDU workshop. The image describes the state of mind that EdTech entrepreneurs should have to succeed in the global market place. A bit blurry picture from a bit blurry party. Me and my good friend Kustaa threw a party for our belowed teams last week and oh boy, we sure had fun dancing and singing with the Henxels band.
nowTV are making a documentary about Finnish education, to be shown in HK in April. nowTV are the biggest cable TV company in HK, the documentary will go out on their new free to view channel in April, it will be in Cantonese. They will also be videoing the FinnCham event on the 17th here in HK. Polkuni are also a sponsor in the event, Examinations and Assessments: Uses and Misuses in 21st Century Education, in HK on the 19th at the CUHK. Dr Kristiina Erkkilä, Director of Dev
Yesterday I went to RTHK radio 3 live to talk about Finnish education. We had really interesting conversation and you can hear it from the below link. http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio3/1_2_3_show&d=2016-02-02&p=5979&e=&m=episode I was also promoting upcoming education event on the 19th of February at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Polkuni is one of the sponsors of the event. Here's more info: "Examinations and Assessments : Uses and Misuses in
OPPORTUNITY FOR FINNISH START-UPS IN THE EDU SECTOR For the first time in Hong Kong the Finnish Chamber of Hong Kong will organize and host a Finnish education event. There is huge interest in Hong Kong about the Finnish education system and how it is able to always score so high in the PISA table, without the exam focused culture that exists in Asia. One goal of this event is to have Finnish educational experts, explain the history of the Finnish system, where it is today, a
Last Wednesday we had an inspirational workshop with mentors of xEDU accelerator. Niko, Outi and Esteve hosted the event and sparked the conversation with a world cafe method. Seems like we have a well motivated group of pedagogists, edtech strategists, education technologists and researchers ready to support and mentor xEDU program participants to build future-proof products and services to improve education globally. Looking forward to start the xEDU program in February wit